Long-running Gothenburg, Sweden-based metallers DESTINY
have announced the addition of drummer Roger Christiansson
to the group's ranks. According to the band, Roger
"is a passionate drummer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. He is also a composer both of music and lyrics. So far he has recorded and performed with bands like SOLID
, SOUTHERN COMFORT BAND
, FREAK STATION
and OVERNIGHT SENSATION
. As an old HiFi enthusiast and with a keen interest to improve sound quality, he has plans to move into sound engineering. Roger
and Stefan Björnshög
[bass] have been friends for more than 25 years but this is actually the first time that they will play together. On a personnel level, Roger
was the obvious choice and after just one rehearsal it was also quite clear that he will be the prefect drummer for DESTINY
recently recruited DRAGONLAND
vocalist Jonas Heidgert
has already begun to lay down vocals for DESTONY
's upcoming anniversary album, "The Incompatibility Of Philosophical Terminology"
, for a spring release, as well as the next official full-length CD, "Global Warming"
, for which everything but the vocals has already recorded.
Fans will get their first taste of DESTINY
on vocals later this monthwhen a digital single from "The Incompatibility Of Philosophical Terminology"
Way back in 1982, bassist Stefan Björnshög
founded one of Sweden's first true heavy metal bands, DESTINY
. Unlike most other Swedish acts that were active around the same period, DESTINY
never broke up. In 2005, DESTINY
was joined by guitarist Michael Åberg
, who previously played with NOSTRADAMEUS
Following a tour opening for former BLACK SABBATH
vocalist Tony Martin
in 2006, DESTINY
kept an unusually low profile, partly because the band was unable to find a suitable vocalist and also because of illness and various personal tragedies.