CORONER Split With DrummerWednesday, 12th February 2014
Drummer Marky Edelmann (a.k.a. Marquis Marky) of the reunited Swiss technical thrash metal masters CORONER has released the following statement:
“Three years ago we started rehearsing together for our reunion tour after a break of 15 years. We thought it was going to be a matter of a few shows. Now, after three years, we have performed 27 shows all over the world! I cannot find the words to describe how much i enjoyed every single gig.
“I want to thank every single one of you for coming to the shows and giving us such a fantastic time. It was a great pleasure to perform for you, shake your hands and sometimes have a drink and a chat after the show.
“Many thanks to all the promoters that booked us; without you, we would still be sitting in our bunker rehearsing. I’m very sorry the shows we had hoped to do in Mexico, South America, Japan and Australia never happened. I was looking forward to those very much…
“The following is not easy to say, and believe me, I have given it a lot of thought. I will leave CORONER at the end of February this year.
“I think we have played more than enough reunion shows and now it’s time to either stop doing reunion shows or to move on with a new album. For me, it was clear from the start that I didn’t want to record another album. I love the sound of CORONER, but for me, it’s the moment to explore new sounds without the weight of the past on my shoulders.
“Ron [Broder, a.k.a. Ron Royce, bass/vocals], Tommy [Vetterli, a.k.a. Tommy T. Baron, guitar] and I agreed that CORONER should continue with another drummer. They will announce who it’s going to be on the CORONER reunion page.
“With all my heart, I wish ’em all the best for the future. We will be brothers forever. I will continue with a new band that you will hear about in the near future.So thank you all once more and I hope we are gonna see you very soon!”
Filmmakers Bruno Amstutz and Lukas Ruettimann last year released a teaser for the upcoming documentary about CORONER. Due later this year, the film will feature interviews with Tom G. Warrior and Martin Ain (CELTIC FROST), Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULFLY), Franz Treichler (YOUNG GODS), Chris von Rohr (KROKUS), Chris Glanzmann (ELUVEITIE), Stephan Eicher and more.