Drummer Freddy Steady Leaves Krokus

Drummer Freddy Steady has parted ways with Krokus.

In a statement on the band’s website, guitarist Fernando Von Arb noted, “The split was not of personal nature but solely a professional decision. Freddy concluded that he really wanted to play music just for fun in small clubs rather than conquering the world, playing arenas on huge stages with pyro-props etc. We wish him all the best for his future. Krokus was always known to play large venues worldwide. When we get together, compose new songs and play them live we always think big – with a vision on an international level. That sets us apart from many other Swiss bands. Our albums are sold worldwide; then and now.”

Guitarist Mark Kohler added, “Despite Freddy’s surprising departure, we will take advantage of the positive vibes the rest of the band feels and focus to deliver a hammer album beginning of 2013!”

Steady had been a member of Krokus on and off since the release of their 1977 album ‘To You All Head.’ The group’s latest album, ‘Hoodoo,’ dropped last year via AFM Records. Head here to read the band’s full statement about Steady’s departure and the future of Krokus.