Bassist Stefan Björnshög of the long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY has issued the following update:"Unfortunately, our good friend Janne Ekberg has left DESTINY. He has started his own business and has decided to focus on that and his family. Janne will be missed but we respect his decision. We thank him for his four years in the band and we wish him the best of luck in the future. Janne played guitar on 'Future of the Past' and 'Beyond All Sense 2005'. "Now the good news. Most of the music for the next DESTINY album 'Cold Fire' is written. The plan is to start rehearsing the songs as soon as we have found a replacement for Janne. We hope to start recording the new album in DRS in late January/early February and the aim is set for a late spring release. "At the moment Birger is ill but as soon as he is well enough to play the drums again we will try out a guitarist that we hope will work out. Still, other guitarists that are interested in the position can contact DESTINY through [email protected]" DESTINY's most recent release was the "Beyond All Sense 2005" CD, a re-recorded version of DESTINY's debut album (originally issued in 1985). The band earlier in the year announced the addition of guitarist Michael Åberg (NOSTRADAMEUS) to the group's ranks.
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