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Andreas Kisser talks about Eloy Casagrande’s departure from Sepultura: ‘It was really weird’

Eloy Casagrande left Sepultura to take over drums for Slipknot

Andreas Kisser spoke out about the departure of Eloy Casagrande of Grave. In an interview with the program Xablaw, Kisser revealed that the drummer’s decision came “out of the blue”. Greyson Nekrutmanwhich played on Suicidal Tendenciestook the place of Big house.

“It wasn’t our obligation, or mission, to announce this, right? We have nothing to do with his history with the band, but it was pretty weird,” he began Kisser. “I think the fact that he goes to Slipknot It’s a normal fact, given the quality of drummer he has… He can play in any band in the world, without a doubt.”

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“But I think the moment and the way he chose to do it was very strange”, he pondered. “Each person is free to choose what to do and how to do it, and bear the consequences.”

“It couldn’t be better to be Greyson Here with us, I think it’s the spirit we really needed, of celebration, of respect for history, for the fans, for the tickets that were being sold.”

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“We had been discussing this plan for two years”, he said. Kisser. “The announcement was made on December 8 last year, with the Eloy included in. In January, we went to NEM, a music fair, even on the same flight, and he didn’t say anything. When he came back, he said he was out.”

New Slipknot drummer

Brazilians were thrilled to learn that Eloy Casagrande is the new drummer of Slipknotan American band created in 1995. The news was confirmed at the end of April by himself Slipknotwho published a photo on Instagram of the nine members of the group and tagged Big house.

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In an interview with LookEloy revealed details about the invitation to join the Slipknot: “The invitation came in December, through the businessman [deles]. He asked if I was interested in auditioning first. I accepted. They asked me to record and send some videos right here, from Brazil.”

“Initially there were three songs, then they asked me for three more, and they asked if I had any plans to go to the United States, and I had a performance scheduled there in January, with my instrumental music project, Casagrande & Hanysz“, he added.

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“So they moved my flight forward a little, and I stayed in Palm Springs for five days, rehearsing with the full band. Then they asked me to extend my stay by another five days, so we could record some things. I think that was also part of From this audition, they threw new ideas at me, to see what my composition was like. They wanted to test me in every way.”

The drummer was part of the Grave for 12 years until revealing that he would leave the band in February this year. At the end of 2023, the group announced its farewell tour, but Eloy didn’t want his career to end there: “I received the invitation to audition after the tour was announced. The big thing, the reason I agreed to audition, was the end of the tour. Grave. The band was going to break up, and I didn’t want to stop playing drums at 33 years old,” he said.

Source: Rollingstone

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