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Eloy Casagrande releases statement about his exit from Sepultura

Author Flavia Andrade - 28.2.2024

Shortly after Sepultura‘s announcement of drummer Eloy Casagrande exiting the band, the latter has issued a statement on his social media. The band had announced that Casagrande decided to leave with no advance warning.

This story unfolded as Sepultura were getting ready to start rehearsals for their upcoming farewell tour, making the timing of Casagrande‘s exit rather curious. This all lead to speculation of him potentially joining Slipknot, but with no confirmation of that in sight yet.

Casagrande stated:

I would like to announce my departure from Sepultura. Being part of the biggest Brazilian metal band was one of the best experiences of my life. I just want to thank the band and crew members.

It was a story of almost 13 years, in which I had the opportunity to learn and contribute with every song, show and recording. These were years of great dedication, intensity and commitment. We did 3 studio albums very well received by the critics, countless shows on 5 continents and a lot of stories to tell. So, first of all, I reiterate my thanks to Sepultura and the fans for everything we’ve been through.

Maybe for the band’s fans it doesn’t make sense at this point, but decisions needed to be made thinking about new cycles that will come. We are made of choices and they are not always easy. My departure will never erase my respect and gratitude to the band.

There is a lot to come and I hope to continue making a lot of music and art. See you on the road.

You can check out his original statement below: