Veterans of 10 years Leon Hermans (guitars) and Frank Wintermans (drums) leave LORD VOLTURE. Consequently, all planned 10th Anniversary shows are cancelled. BLACK KNIGHT will replace LORD VOLTURE at the Zeeltje Rock festival.

Frank comments:

“I’ve had some of my most memorable moments with Lord Volture. It always felt special to share the stage and other adventures with the great personalities and musicians that David, Paul, Leon and Simon are. But sometimes to move forward, difficult decisions have to be made, which is why I’ve decided to quit Lord Volture."

"It became clear that our musical paths were heading in different directions and that parting ways was the best option for both Lord Volture and me to keep progressing. I have no doubt that Lord Volture will continue to spread their heavy metal across the globe and I wish them the best of luck with all of their future endeavours. A massive thanks to everyone who contributed to Lord Volture in their own way for the past 10 years! Off to some new adventures!”

Leon would like to add to that:

“Hey guys, when David asked me back in late 2009 to join his new band Lord Volture, I was honored and very pleased to play with him and of course the rest of the band. What followed was a big adventure of recording three studio albums; many tours through Europe and last but not least; lots, lots of fun. We have many memorable highlights as a band, which are also highlights in my personal career as a musician and guitarist and I am grateful for that. After being a part of this heavy metal machine for a decade, I decided it’s time for me to move on and concentrate on other musical projects. I’m sure the Lord Volture machine will continue creating and making great music. I want to thank all the fans and everybody who came at the shows and bought our albums. I wish David, Paul, Simon and Frank all the best and want to thank them for all the unforgettable moments. I’d like to end with one my favorite choir parts of the Lord Volture shows… STEEL!!!”

David shares his view on the future for LORD VOLTURE:

“Personally, I am very saddened to see Leon and Frank leave the band. With their excellent musical performances, both in the studio and on stage, they have contributed heavily to my creative brainchild which is Lord Volture. Following about 200 live shows in close to 20 different countries, sharing many miles on the road, meeting diverse people, experiencing ups and downs, sharing adventure, dealing with setbacks, but bringing the steel with passion and fire every single night without exception, Leon and Frank have become my close friends and, like Paul (obviously) and Simon, I consider them as brothers. I wish both of them all the best in their further musical careers and I expect that our paths will cross again in the future. I do hope so."

"For Lord Volture, the focus in the coming months will be on finalising the draft songs for the fourth studio album. With ‘Will To Power’ from 2014 being the latest release the new album is long overdue. But as with everything else in life, if you want to do it right you take your time. Once the songs are ready we’ll start looking for fulltime band members to replace Leon and Frank. I’m confident that we will be able to find high level musicians, although the band will not sound the same."

"Last but not least, I am sorry to the promotors whose events we had to cancel and to the fans who looked forward to seeing Lord Volture live there. But I am glad that at least at the Zeeltje Rock festival I am able to hit the stage with Black Knight. Lord Volture will be back!”

Posted on 04 Feb 2020
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