Today in line-up changes: DragonForce. The band just announced that they have a new drummer, which means Dave Mackintosh has left the band. He will apparently pursue his love of prog rock. Also, former Braindamage and Kill Ritual drummer Gee Anzalone has joined the band. A native of Turin, Italy, Gee is a drum teacher who graduated from the NAMM Academy of Milan.

Gee Anzalone will make his live debut on the forthcoming Maximum Overload UK Tour which commences on September 17th in Edinburgh and replaces Dave Mackintosh who recorded 4 albums with the band prior to the forthcoming Maximum Overload which is released on August 18th.



Courtesy of the band's Facebook page



Mackintosh is moving on to new pastures to focus on his first musical love which is prog rock and has released the following statement: "After much thought I have parted ways with the boys in DragonForce to pursue my first love of progressive rock, I wish the lads all the luck in the world and look forward to the release of Maximum Overload as I truly believe this is the most fantastic DF album that I and the boys have recorded to date! Many thanks to all the fans who have supported me in this last decade of massive tours, countless shows and all the albums, I couldn't have done it without you. I will continue to tour and play with some of the greatest names in Prog Rock, and hope to see some familiar faces on the road! In the meantime, stay metal, watch out for the new Dave Mackintosh website which will be launched within the next 4 weeks as well as some great new videos I will be producing with my gear sponsors. DF forever!"

DragonForce guitarist Herman Li said: "We have been through a lot with Dave and want to thank him for everything he has contributed to DragonForce, both as a friend and musician and we would all like to wish him well with his new project."


Source: dragonforce.com
Band profile: DragonForce
 
Posted: 03.06.2014 by BloodTears



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Dargor - 03.06.2014 at 21:32  
For a moment I made the mistake of hoping he would go back to Bal-Sagoth and that we would be lucky enough to have a new Bal-Sagoth release somewhere next year.
cossaisVendeurs - 03.06.2014 at 23:34  
Sam pretending to be drunk as usual.
Paw!! - 04.06.2014 at 03:09  
Why dave why ?
Gothmog_Motsham - 04.06.2014 at 03:11  
Written by Dargor on 03.06.2014 at 21:32

For a moment I made the mistake of hoping he would go back to Bal-Sagoth and that we would be lucky enough to have a new Bal-Sagoth release somewhere next year.


Oh man I would kill for a new Bal-Sagoth album. But Byron said he already had all the material ready for more albums but "The hexalogy stands perfect" which means he released six full lengths as a saga but won't release anymore for the near future. Damn shame if you ask me...
bugsterscrow - 04.06.2014 at 13:55  
Thanks dave ....
Pitwulf93 - 04.06.2014 at 19:39  
What an amazing drummer he is. Gee will have big shoes to fill.

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