Metal Drummers Play Musical Chairs

(Left) Chris Allan-Whyte ponders the possibilities.

Plenty of metal drummers have been swapping gigs in recent days. British metal outfit Malefice replaced drummer Craig Thomas with Chris Allan-Whyte, formerly of Shy Of The Depth, who will hammer his first blow with the band in Dundee on May 19. Slightly further northeast of there, Swedish deal metallers Sanctification have recruited Arttu Malki to fill its lonely drum throne. And meanwhile, way over on the other side of the pond, the remaining members of San Francisco thrash masters Insgika have replaced drummer Henry Moreno with Wayne De Vecchi of Hellhound. De Vecchi will make his live debut on June 25 at the Warriors Of Metal Fest 3 in Chillicothe, Ohio.