GURD Drummer Quits

10:25 AM / Posted by metallic sucker and moslem militan /

Drummer Mauro "Tschibu" Casciero has left GURD, the Swiss band that formed out of the ashes of the power-thrash metal legends POLTERGEIST. He says in a statement, "This decision has only personal reasons. There are neither conflicts with the band nor the infamous musical differences."

He adds, "The main reason is that I will finally be father for the first time around end of this year. After more than ten years, time has come to cut down a little bit and redefine my priorities."

He continues, "In 1999, I joined GURD as part of the 'Bern package'. I did hundreds of shows, two European tours together with PRO-PAIN, recorded five albums (including a live DVD) and had a lot of rock 'n' roll with my GURD buddies. This decision was not easy. But I am convinced that this is the right way for me and my family. No booked shows will be cancelled, I will play all of them until the end of the year. Besides, I will stay with my other band THE ORDER."

GURD's new drummer is Steve Karrer (ex-MESSIAH, MIRTO MASSAKER), who was most recently a member of PULVER.

GURD's latest album, "Your Drug Of Choice", was released in January via LC Records. The CD features guest appearances by Schmier (DESTRUCTION), Freddy Rotter (ZATOKREV), Mark Elliott (THE FORCE) and Tommy B (UNDERGOD).

For more information, visit the band's MySpace page.

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