Following an announcement by drummer Anders Johannson that he will be unable to participate in MANOWAR’s upcoming “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour ’22/‘23″ for personal reasons MANOWAR have announced that drummer Dave Chedrick will perform with them.
“The support from MANOWAR, their crew and fans has been overwhelming from the beginning.” said Johansson. “Everyone involved has welcomed me into their hearts without hesitation, and I have made friends for life.”
“Anders is a rare combination of intelligence, kindness, humor and talent. It has been a pleasure working with him.” said MANOWAR band leader and bassist Joey DeMaio. “He is part of our brotherhood, now and forever! We support his commitment to his family.”
Based in Los Angeles, Dave Chedrick, has been a metal addict his entire life. Early influences include John Bonham, Neil Peart, and most of all, Scott Columbus.
An accomplished studio musician, Dave is praised for his professionalism, easy-going spirit, and willingness to always go the extra mile in the quest for the perfect sound.
DeMaio said: “Dave’s drumming is a combination of speed, power and the spirit of true metal that we believe our fans will enjoy.”
“The Manowarriors are legendary.” said Dave Chedrick. “I am honored that I will be playing for the greatest fans in the world!”
MANOWAR’s “Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour ‘22/’23” celebrates the band’s over four decades long career with focus on iconic albums such as “Battle Hymns”, “Fighting The World”, “The Triumph Of Steel” and “Warriors Of The World”.