It’s not all bad news, though
We have some sad news and some good news from the DRACONIAN camp.
Fredrik Johansson on bass has decided to leave the band in order to spend more time with his family and he does not want to frustrate the band’s intention to achieve its goals playing more shows, tours and to move forwarding. With a very sad heart the band says goodbye.
Fredrik comments: “Dear friends. I’ve been a part of DRACONIAN for about a decade and during that time it’s been a dream for all of us to play more. Heike joining the band and the release of Sovran have led to offers for several gigs and also a tour. Sadly I would’ve had a hard time to join in on this because I started to find it hard to combine family life and a full time job with touring and playing gigs. A couple of years ago I would’ve bent over backwards to make things work out but my priorities have changed so I’ve decided to leave DRACONIAN. During my years in the band we’ve been to places I never even dreamt of going and met many great persons that I’m glad to call my friends. I wish the best for my brothers and sister in DRACONIAN and believe the bands future will be just awesome. Love!”
On a happier note the band likes to congratulate their drummer Jerry Torstensson and partner Janaina to their newborn baby girl. Jerry will therefore sit out on upcoming shows in Greece and the European tour to be with his family. The drums on the upcoming events will be handled by no other than Tarald Lie from Tristania. The bass will be mastered by Daniel Änghede (Crippled Black Phoenix, Hearts of Black Science, ISON).
Meet DRACONIAN with new power live on tour:
/w YEAR OF THE GOAT
Towards The Unknown Vol. 1
25.02.16 DE – Hamburg / Rock Cafe
26.02.16 DE – Weinheim / Café Zentral
27.02.16 DE – Berlin / K17
28.02.16 PL – Wroclaw / Liverpool Club
29.02.16 PL – Krakow / Rotunda Club
01.03.16 SK – Bratislava / Randal Club
02.03.16 HU – Budapest / Dürer Kert
03.03.16 AT – Vienna / Escape Metalcorner
04.03.16 DE – Munich / Backstage
05.03.16 DE – Oberhausen / Helvete