Unisonic - Drummer Leaves, Band On Hiatus

German power metallers Unisonic made two important announcements recently. The first is that drummer Kosta Zafiriou has left the band. Secondly, the band is going on hiatus, because Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen will reunite with Helloween for a world tour. After that, they promise to return and work on their third album.

The band explained: "Hi to all Unisonic fans! As most of you have heard already, Helloween will team up with Kai & Michael for the Pumpkins United world tour 2017/2018. Many, many fans all over the world have been waiting for this event for over 20 years, and with no doubt this will be a historical gathering in the metal universe! Being their musical legacy, this tour is very important for Michael & Kai, but we want to make clear that this is definitely NOT the end of Unisonic! We'll take a break for a while and each one of us will continue his individual activities, but as soon as the Pumpkins United world tour is over we will close the line-up gap with a permanent drummer and start working on our third studio album. Unisonic will stay around!"

Kosta writes: "Hello friends, fans and all my colleagues in and out of the music business! It's been a long journey, but now it's time for a change in my personal life: I'm making this official announcement that I have left Unisonic and will no longer be performing as a professional drummer anymore. Being busy with Bottom Row over the last years - the management and booking agency I run with my two partners - I found it more and more difficult to keep up the physical condition needed to satisfy my own high expectations of how today's powerful metal drumming should sound like. As a result, I had to realize that performing was not the fun it used to be, and the need for a change came into my mind. Since my very first tour with Pink Cream 69 back in 1989, I toured all over the world and played the biggest metal festivals - I thought I'd end it on a 'high note' by letting the Unisonic show Wacken 2016 be the final show of my drumming career. I will, of course, continue all my business activities and remain Unisonic's manager with all my power & passion. I want to thank my current bandmates in Unisonic and the former ones in Pink Cream 69: It was a pleasure and an honor to make music with you guys!"

Photo by Juan Salmeron

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Unisonic
Posted: 28.11.2016 by Bad English

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