Cato Bekkevold, drumming for the Norwegian band Enslaved since 2003, has quit.
Bekkevold is parting ways with Enslaved on friendly terms, citing both the desire to spend more time with his daughter and the physical toll of playing black metal at age fifty as the only reasons for his departure.
The band has not announced a replacement yet.
Enslaved also announced a European co-headlining tour with High On Fire for September and October. Tickets are already for sale.
Enslaved 2018 tour dates
Sep 30: Poznan U Bazyla, Poland
Oct 01: Warsaw Proxima, Poland
Oct 02: Leipzig Ut Connewitz, Germany
Oct 03: Esch Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg
Oct 04: Breda Mezz Jupiler Zaal, Netherlands
Oct 08: Manchester Academy 2, UK
Oct 09: Dublin Tivoli, Ireland
Oct 10: Belfast Limelight 2, UK
Oct 12: Birmingham The Mill, UK
Oct 14: Bristol SWX, UK
Oct 15: London The Dome, UK
Oct 16: Paris La Machine Du Moulin Rouge, France