Sweden's LORD BELIAL have parted ways with drummer Daniel Moilanen (half-brother of former SHOTGUN MESSIAH guitarist Harry K. Cody) less than four months after recruiting him to replace Michael Backelin. No reason was given for his departure. Moilanen (ex-RELEVANT FEW) will reportedly focus all his attention on his main band RUNEMAGICK and the recording sessions for the group's upcoming CD, "On Funeral Wings".As previously reported, LORD BELIAL recently entered Los Angered Recording in Angered (Gothenburg), Sweden to begin recording their new album, tentatively titled "The Seal Of Belial". The self-produced effort is being engineered by Nicklas Rudolfsson and Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND), and will be mixed by Andy. A late 2003/early 2004 release through Regain Records is expected.