According to a succinct post on Samu “Beast Dominator” Ruotsalainen’s Facebook page, the drummer has decided to move on to greener pastures. Curiously enough, Finntroll has not officially commented on Ruotsalainen’s departure yet, despite the fact that his announcement was made more than 10 hours ago. Nonetheless, it appears that the split is amicable, judging by the tone of Henri “Trollhorn” Sorvali’s comment:
We in Finntroll are also saddened by Beasty´s decision but understand his actions completely. Mutually we wish him all the best and tons of meat and booze, and continue being pals like we used to be. <3
KIITOS 1999- 2014.
Beast Dominator’s announcement reads as follows:
Time for me to move on.
I regret to announce that my last show with Finntroll will be on the 26th of July 2014. I wish Sami, Mikael, Henri, Mathias, Samuli and Aleksi all the best in their future endeavors.
Thank You All for the past 16 years!
Kippis to you from the HearEvil crew, Samu!