TWELFTH BEST DRUMMER IN MODERN METAL NO LONGER AN ANIMAL AS LEADER
Navene Koperweis, who we just named the twelfth best drummer in modern metal a couple of weeks ago, has parted ways with Animals as Leaders. Statements make it clear that the split was amicable, emphasizing kittens and bunnies and rainbows and butterfly kisses: “Tosin [Abasi] and Javier [Reyes] are the two most generous, caring and understanding individuals I’ve ever met,” Koperweis says, “and I look forward to a lifetime of friendship with the both of them.” It also sounds like Koperweis is moving on to explore other musical avenues… or to go into porn: “My new goals extend beyond the drum kit… You’ll be seeing a lot more of me soon.” Hubba hubba.
Meanwhile, a drummer named Matt Garstka will be “filling in” on the band’s upcoming tours… I assume if that goes well he’ll be more than “filling in” but who knows. In any case, this video makes it clear that the dude can play…
…so hopefully that eases any heartbreak fans are feeling over the break-up with Koperweis.