Sepultura loses drummer Eloy Casagrande on the eve of farewell tour

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The world of heavy metal was shocked with the departure of already legendary drummer Eloy Casagrande from Sepultura, and right before the band began their farewell tour. The news was officially announced on the band’s Instagram profile ¹².

A tremendous and dramatic turnaround for Sepultura and for the fans, who receive the news with a heavy heart, the talent of drummer Eloy Casagrande is unique – not to mention his many years of experience with the band.

The tour, titled “Celebrating Life Through Death”, marks not only the band’s 40th anniversary, but also their goodbye to the stage.

In an extraordinary meeting held on February 6, Eloy informed the band and managers of his decision to leave Sepultura. The news took everyone by surprise, without prior notice or discussions about the transition.

The band expressed their surprise and respect for Eloy’s decision, but also the need to move forward.mIn Eloy Casagrande’s place, Sepultura welcomes American drummer Greyson Nekrutman. Greyson takes on the drumsticks with enthusiasm, as it will be a huge challenge to maintain the band’s legacy during this historic tour.

Andreas Kisser, Derrick Green and Paulo Xisto, founding members of Sepultura, signed a joint statement expressing their gratitude for the 40-year journey and their confidence in the new member.

Greyson Nekrutman, the new drummer, shared his emotions: “Today I express my sincere gratitude for the incredible opportunity to join the legendary members of Sepultura on their farewell tour. Contributing to this legacy is a privilege that fills me with honor and excitement.”

The “Celebrating Life Through Death” tour starts next Friday, March 1st, in Belo Horizonte. Fans will have the chance to celebrate Sepultura’s history and say goodbye to Brazilian metal icons. A new era begins, and Greyson Nekrutman is ready to be a part of it.

As for the incredible Eloy Casagrande, one of the best metal drummers in the world, it remains to be seen which project he will be part of – I kick Slipnot, who recently fired their drummer. All that’s left is to cheer!

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