Marduk lately parted methods with bassist Joel Lindholm after Lindholm blatantly threw a Nazi salute throughout a set at Incineration Fest. On the time, Marduk solely commented that “following a wide range of insupportable stage antics by a really drunk Joel at Incineration Fest final week, he has vacated his place within the band. Our outdated pal and bass participant Devo has agreed to step in on a brief foundation, so that is unlikely to have an effect on any of upcoming exhibits.”
Now Marduk has provided a barely longer clarification, saying that Lindholm was drunk and had made “a number of makes an attempt” over time to get away with consuming below the radar. Marduk mentioned they had been unaware of what Lindholm was doing on stage, and that bassist Simon Wizén can even be stepping in alongside Devo to fill the hole of their lineup.
Marduk additionally mentions a “striptease” on stage, which I believe is when Lindholm took off his shirt in the course of the present? That, or there’s a complete completely different video from that evening that we’re not conscious of.
“Slight change of plans: Simon Wizén (Valkyrja) is dealing with bass for us at Thronefest this coming weekend. Devo will doubtless play the remaining pageant exhibits, aside from Brutal Assault.
“The current developments have sparked combined opinions, which is truthful sufficient. Nonetheless, it bears mentioning that Joel‘s escapades in London had been the fruits of a string of questionable behaviour.
“Regardless of repeated guarantees to respect the alcohol ban he acquired shortly after becoming a member of the band, Joel made a number of makes an attempt to avoid this by consuming covertly. Famously, Incineration Fest being the latest instance.
“We had been unaware of his varied provocations between songs – in addition to the concluding striptease – till that video surfaced the morning of Steelfest. Watching the primary ten minutes was fairly sufficient for everybody concerned to conclude that Joel‘s time with Marduk had come to an finish.
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