Swedish death metal giants Grave have parted ways with drummer Ronnie Bergerstål. Bergerstål has been with the group for over a decade and worked on albums from 2008’s Dominion VIII up until their latest effort 2015’s Out of Respect for the Dead. According to the band’s official Facebook statement, many fans questioned why the drummer wasn’t present at their shows this year which ended up encouraging the group to share the bad news. The details are vague and cryptic as the band stated, “this is not the place to discuss or speculate about why we have decided to part ways.”
Read the band’s statement below:
“To set the record straight.
There has been circulating rumours about our drummer and why he has not been with us on all shows this year.
We are unhappy to inform you that we have parted ways with our drummer Ronnie Bergerstål.
After being a part of Grave for more than 10 years he will surely leave a big hole that needs to be filled.
“This is not the place to discuss or speculate about why we have decided to part ways”
We wish you all the best Ronnie.
//Ola, Tobias & Mika”