Swedish metallers SABATON have just announced on their official website that a new permanent drummer has joined the ranks. Here is the band’s statement:
“For some time there has been rumors about Robban coming back soon, or that Snowy would fill in for a while longer, or even take Robbans place permanently behind the drums.
To put an end to these rumors we now present our new full time member in Sabaton: Hannes Van Dahl.
Hannes has previously played in Evergrey which we have toured with in the past, and he has also worked side by side with us as drum technician for Snowy during his time in Sabaton.
He did his first show as a Sabaton member at this weekends show at Metal Hammer Paradise festival in Germany.
We would of course like to thank Robban and Snowy for their great time in Sabaton, and we will continue to support them in everything they will do in the future!
In just a few weeks we will start recording a new album and more details will be presented very soon!
The topic for the new album is set and we are very excited, it´s totally SABATON.“