Brazilian metallers Sepultura have announced that their new drummer is Eloy Casagrande. Eloy will replace Jean Dolabella as the new drummer for the band.
The band posted on their official website: "Brazil's triumphant heavy metal export, Sepultura, has announced the addition of drummer, Eloy Casagrande, to its arsenal of world-class musicians, replacing Jean Dolabella as the band's full-time percussionist. The 20-year-old drum prodigy from São Paulo, Brazil, who won the Modern Drummer Undiscovered Drummer Contest as a teenager in 2006, is more than eager to begin his career with the veteran metal icon."
Casagrande said: "When I got the invitation to join Sepultura, I was in shock. I'm a fan of the band for years; it'll be an honor to play with them."
Guitarist Andreas Kisser commented: "I'm sure Eloy will do a great job with Sepultura. He's already a musician who shows a lot of strength and technique, although he's young. We did a rehearsal with him and it was fantastic; he played the old and new material as if he was in the band for a long time. Sepultura will show the world another Brazilian talent on the drums."
Dolabella, who leaves Sepultura after a five-year run of relentless touring and two studio albums, will depart to focus on personal projects.
"The period we spent with Jean in the band was very positive," added Kisser. "We've recorded two great albums together and did a lot of concerts which will be in Sepultura's history. We only have reasons to thank him for his contribution and energy all these years."
For those who didn't know, Eloy has been appeared on TV (here in Brazil) as a prodigy since he was a kid and took lessons with Aquiles Priester (Hangar/Angra). He works as well in Andre Matos' solo band. An excellent musician, without a shade of doubt.
Does anyone even notice the drumming on their albums?
Are you serious? Back when Igor was in the band, the drumming was always one of the most ear catching things on Sepultura albums. The drumming on albums like "Arise" and "Chaos AD" was amazing... you can't help but notice drumming when it's being done by someone that talented.
Written by Angelic Storm on 14.11.2011 at 01:37 Are you serious? Back when Igor was in the band, the drumming was always one of the most ear catching things on Sepultura albums. The drumming on albums like "Arise" and "Chaos AD" was amazing... you can't help but notice drumming when it's being done by someone that talented.
On Arise and Chaos AD, sure. I meant their modern releases.
Written by Slyfang on 14.11.2011 at 20:50 A 20 year old drumming for Sepultura? holy shit, he better have some real stamina
Well apparently he's some prodigy or something and he's had lessons with some renowned drummer or something. I dunno, I'm always skeptical of these new drumming prodigies. They always seem to be hyped as the greatest man behind the kit and then they perform with a band and people reprimand him for not being able to keep up.
That being said, if all he's doing is beating his cymbals or whatever it is Sepultura ask of their drummers he should be fine. Kind of makes you wonder why such a highly touted drummer doesn't join a really technical band.