DESTINY Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

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]"

Story continues after advertisement

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.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).