Black metallers Skeletonwitch from Ohio have tapped drummer Tony Laureano for their upcoming Spring dates and to play on their upcoming as-yet-untitled new album, due out this fall. Laureano, who’s played for acts such as 1349, Nile, Dimmu Borgir and more, will be replacing the recently departed Derrick “Mullet Chad” Nau, who is returning to art school and further pursuing his art career.
Guitarist Scott Hedrick commented on the addition of Laureano and departure of Nau: Our good friend Tony will be playing drums on our April tour, new album, and for the foreseeable future. We’re fucking stoked to have a drummer of his caliber and experience on board. He’s a beast behind the kit and a great fucking guy as well. You can’t ask for more than that!
After our last tour Derrick informed us that he is putting down the drum sticks and picking up the paint brush. He is returning to art school and does not wish to be a musician anymore. We would like to thank Derrick for his years of dedication to Skeletonwitch. Though we will miss him, there is no bad blood. We will always remain great friends and wish him the best with his new endeavor.