Earlier today, folk metal band Týr announced that they and drummer Kári Streymoy have split. Streymoy had been in the band for 15 years, but experienced back problems that sidelined him for much of 2008 and ultimately led to his departure from the band. Týr’s official statement reads as follows:
We regret to inform you that Kári Streymoy and the rest of the band have parted ways.
Kári suffered a back injury in 2008, and since then he has had some issues with his drumming. That is the main reason that the co-operation has been problematic for some time now, and we finally decided to part ways.
We want to thank Kári for his time in the band. It’s been great to have you with us, we wish you the best of luck in the future and we hope you recover fully some day.
More details to follow on who we got to fill in for Kári in studio. I think most of you are in for a big surprise.
Heri, Terji & Gunnar
News of Streymoy’s departure comes less than a week after their Paganfest partners Heidevolk’s announcement that vocalist Joris den Boghtdrincker had left. Insert wild speculation about Trollfest, Ensiferum, and Helsott here.
Check out a clip from Streymoy’s last performance with Týr below: