Finland's SINERGY have parted ways with drummer Swedish skinsman Mats Karlsson two months after enlisting him as the replacement for Tonmi Lillman (who left the group in order to concentrate on his work with TO/DIE/FOR). Here is an official statement on the matter from vocalist Kimberly Goss:
“Do we have bad luck with drummers or what? *lol* Well, our so-called 'new drummer' has left the band after having led us to believe he'd be with us on all upcoming tours & future recordings. He rehearsed for almost 3 months and just hit us with the news last night that, 'I don't think I can play all of your songs'. You can only imagine how pissed off we are at him! We have just been sitting by here in Finland while he practices our songs in Sweden for the past 3 months and constantly giving us updates on how well everything is going. Well, he wimped out at the last minute and we now find ourselves back to having no drummer. I especially feel like a total idiot because I just did about 400 interviews these past months and I have been talking a lot about our great 'new drummer', hahaha! So, we have decided that since there is no time to audition new drummers for our upcoming tours, we will bring with us a session drummer for the Suicide By My Side world tour throughout 2002. We have 2 guys in mind, and we'll reveal him as soon as we know ourselves.
“If you're interested in trying out for the band you can email [email protected] or send material to:
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“If you're not from Helsinki, you MUST be willing and have the means to relocate here for the band. We'll be holding auditions in between tours. Frustrated and pissed off, Kimberly & SINERGY.”