After splitting with the band's drummer earlier this year, Georgia-based melodic metal band Theocracy is excited to introduce the addition of drummer Patrick Nickell to the line-up. Patrick is originally from Nashville, TN, and brings 13 years of drumming experience to the band. Additionaly, you can now exclusively check out the band's live in-studio rehersal with Patrick behind the drums. The video is available through the YouTube player below.
The band states: "His power and progressive metal background is a perfect fit for Theocracy, and the band is thrilled to see where this new musical union leads them Theocracy first met Patrick several years ago when he was a member of Nashville's Oblivion Myth, and when the time came to begin searching for a new drummer, he was one of the first candidates they auditioned. It was immediately apparent to everyone that he was the perfect fit, both musically and personally. He has the skills to faithfully execute all of the older material, while bringing his own brand of power, finesse and flair.
"To offer the fans a small glimpse of what he can do, the band recorded a live in-studio performance of the As The World Bleeds track 'Nailed', which can be seen below. Theocracy's first live performance with Patrick will be a private show for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in late August, followed by Midweek Mayhem at the prestigious ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, GA, on September 10th."