U.D.O. / DIRKSCHNEIDER Part Ways With Guitarist KASPERI HEIKKINEN

February 17, 2017, 5 days ago

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U.D.O. / DIRKSCHNEIDER Part Ways With Guitarist KASPERI HEIKKINEN

Guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen is leaving U.D.O./Dirkschneider for personal reasons.

“There is no bad blood or drama in this departure,” says the band. “The band and especially Udo want to thank Kasperi for his great support and many fantastic shows on this planet. All the best Kasperi!”

Kasperi states: "I want to thank everyone, especially the fans, for these great four years I was in the band. I also wish all the best for the band with their future endeavours. From now on I will focus on my other music projects and some different outlets of creativity. You will surely hear from me again when the time is right. Stay metal and tsönk all the way! Thank you everybody!"

In this new episode of the Digital Tour Bus series, Preshow Rituals, U.D.O./Dirkschneider drummer, Sven Dirkschneider, talks about what his bands do before taking the stage.

(Top photo - Michael “Maikel” Pander”)

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