Extreme metal outfit Behemoth recently announced that drummer Inferno will not be participating in their upcoming North American tour – which kicks off this week – with Slayer and Lamb Of God due to the birth of his second child. Subbing in for him will be the talented Jon “The Charn” Rice of Scorpion Child, formerly of Job For A Cowboy. Behemoth issued the following statement regarding the news:
We must announce that our drummer, Inferno will not be taking part in the upcoming Slayer tour with Lamb of God:
“I am going to be a father for the second time in my life and it’s going to happen in July of 2017. I therefore must apologize to all our fans for not being able to participate in the 2017 Summer, North American tour. I believe that Jon Rice, an amazing drummer, a truly experienced musician, and a good friend of ours, will flawlessly take over my drum throne for this short period and will set the stage on fire!” – Inferno
As much of a disappointment it is not to have our brother with us, we completely support Inferno in this amazing chapter of his life. Rest assured, we’re still bringing one HELL of a show with us and look forward to seeing our North American, Legions in full force!