Black Label Society: New Drummer

Black Label Society have announced that their new drummer will be Mike Froedge of doubleDrive and Speed X.

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Due to the commitments he had with Evanescence, drummer Will Hunt left heavy metal group Black Label Society while they were touring earlier this year. Danzig drummer Johnny Kelly then stepped in for the remainder of the tour, but had no plans to stay. With the group about to embark on a new tour, they have now released the name of their new, official drummer.

According to Gibson.com, Will Hunt is to be replaced by Mike Froedge, a drummer who has played for both doubleDrive and Speed X. Froedge came to acquaint himself with Black Label Society through rhythm guitarist Nick Catanese, who also played with Speed X.

Black Label Society will be kicking off the upcoming Uranium tour (along with All That Remains and Hail The Villain) on May 4th and will conclude their performances on June 5th.

The band will also be releasing "The Song Remains Not The Same", an album that will feature both new material and unplugged versions of some of their songs from their most recent album, "Order Of The Black".

Anyway, it's nice to know that some bands don't need a reality show to tell us who their new drummer is... (just kidding Dream Theater, I love you guys!)

19 comments sorted by best / new / date

    arcwarrior
    Well, it's ok for me to see them with their new drummer. of course, it's hard to let go fo someone but Will has commitments with Evanescence. Carry on! LOL at the last line of the article. Yeah, Dream Theater did a webisode auditions so that for all those people who haven't listened yet to them may listen and discover the band. Out of curiosity, people should not miss their stuffs(particularly the old albums) because their songs are eargasmic!
    flame_mc
    DifferentWorld wrote: Rob E wrote: Are all drummers called Mike these days? As time goes on, the probability that your drummer will be named 'Mike' approaches 1. If this trend keeps on the way it is, next week A7X will announce their new drummer named Mike Mikemike
    I lol'd so hard that i almost pissed my pants
    1201ZJ
    Rob E wrote: Are all drummers called Mike these days?
    No my drummer is Jake. But his ego is bigger than our lead singer. Who gets pissed off at everything every 5 minutes. Jake also likes singing....Which he does not do very well. I've got a band Mike Portnoy can join...jk lol
    Soundservant
    flame_mc : DifferentWorld wrote: Rob E wrote: Are all drummers called Mike these days? As time goes on, the probability that your drummer will be named 'Mike' approaches 1. If this trend keeps on the way it is, next week A7X will announce their new drummer named Mike Mikemike I lol'd so hard that i almost pissed my pants
    Make that 2.
    The jazz Man
    Johnny kelly was good though. Saw them in manchester in february. Suprised my spine didnt shatter during the double kick bass during godspeed hellbound.
    G0dzilla
    Totally wish they were coming where i live, Black Label and Hail the Villain in one show is awesome.
    kevintimmers
    i cant wait to see these guys this month on the 23rd! new drummer will fit in and kick ASS!
    guitgrinder
    Jacksonplayr100 wrote: Morgoth136 wrote: i_am_metalhead wrote: I miss Craig Nunemacher! =( me too, but i think vinnie paul should just join the guys for good Hell yeah dude
    I think Hell Yeah is the problem w/ your guys' idea. haha!
    Jacksonplayr100
    Morgoth136 wrote: i_am_metalhead wrote: I miss Craig Nunemacher! =( me too, but i think vinnie paul should just join the guys for good
    Hell yeah dude
    Morgoth136
    i_am_metalhead wrote: I miss Craig Nunemacher! =(
    me too, but i think vinnie paul should just join the guys for good
    DifferentWorld
    Rob E wrote: Are all drummers called Mike these days?
    As time goes on, the probability that your drummer will be named 'Mike' approaches 1. If this trend keeps on the way it is, next week A7X will announce their new drummer named Mike Mikemike
    BrineB
    Craig Nunenmacher isn't one of the top 3 drummers on the planet....but DAMN does he play exactly what my ears like to hear!!! His double bass drum riffs scratch that itch!! He is missed.