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ICED EARTH Drummer Quits; Replacement Announced

North American power metallers ICED EARTH have parted ways with drummer Brent Smedley (pictured below) for “personal family reasons.” His replacement, Raphael Saini (CHAOSWAVE), will join the group on the road starting this summer.

“I have family members that are elderly and frail and need my help here in Jacksonville,” Smedley says in a statement. “It’s been one of the hardest decisions of my life but I simply cannot commit to the kind of schedule the band deserves and requires so I decided to ask permission to step down from my post.” Continue reading ICED EARTH Drummer Quits; Replacement Announced