THE OLD DEAD TREE Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

French gothic metallers THE OLD DEAD TREE have parted ways with drummer Franck Métayer. Franck, who has been with the band since 1999, "decided to leave THE OLD DEAD TREE in order to better be able to devote himself to his personal life," reads a post on the group's web site. "His powerful and inspired way of playing drums counted much in the musical choices we adopted during the composition of 'The Nameless Disease', debut album of the band.

"This separation was carried out in good conditions and the remainder of the band wishes him all the best for the future. Nevertheless, Franck will stay with us for the upcoming concerts until the arrival of his successor. The band invites all the interested drummers to contact us by using the following address:"

THE OLD DEAD TREE's original drummer, Frédéric Guillemot, committed suicide in 1999, shortly after the release of the group's debut mini-CD, "The Blossom".


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