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    Frost* looking to hire new drummer / Craig Blundell has left

    Spotted on Twitter this morning from Frost* ....

    Due to Craig's increasing workload, and Frost*'s plans to tour widely over the next couple of years, he has officially left the band with immediate effect.

    They are now looking for a replacement.

    The band make lots of very pleasant comments & thanks to Craig etc - so all is well on both sides / they all remain good mates.

    I hear that Neil Peart's not currently touring, maybe he could step in

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    If they want to stay with a name prog drummer I wonder what Chris Maitland is up to these days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrus View Post
    If they want to stay with a name prog drummer I wonder what Chris Maitland is up to these days?
    I love Maitland's work with PT, but I don't think he is quite punchy enough for Frost *

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzorchering View Post
    Frost*'s plans to tour widely over the next couple of years
    Awesome.
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    Even if Peart had the desire to work again (right now he's clear he doesn't), after what he's used to playing, Frost* drumming would bore the hell out of him (I know you were kidding about him).

    I do own & really like Milliontown BTW, so this isn't intended as a slam at all. It's just the styles of music.
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    I'm sure he's busy, but their stuff really popped when they had NDV pounding the skins.
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    That's too bad, but I'm glad he's busy. Also, I'm glad to hear they'll be touring. I'm very new to the band and have never seen them live. As a side note, I recently ordered Falling Satellites from Laser's Edge. What a surprise for it to arrive on double vinyl WITH a CD! I guess I wasn't paying attention when I placed the order - it was only 11 bucks, so I thought I was just ordering the CD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    Even if Peart had the desire to work again (right now he's clear he doesn't), after what he's used to playing, Frost* drumming would bore the hell out of him (I know you were kidding about him).

    I do own & really like Milliontown BTW, so this isn't intended as a slam at all. It's just the styles of music.
    I tend to doubt Peart's ability to play some of Blundell's parts from Falling Satellites convincingly (despite my being a Peart fan from way back).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunshipVoyager1976 View Post
    I love Maitland's work with PT, but I don't think he is quite punchy enough for Frost *
    Probably true. What about the guy who's been with Pendragon for a while now -- Scott Higham? He kicks some serious butt and seems to be a gun-for-hire these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrus View Post
    Probably true. What about the guy who's been with Pendragon for a while now -- Scott Higham? He kicks some serious butt and seems to be a gun-for-hire these days.
    Nice suggestion, not sure what he is up to.

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    Hugo Degenhart comes to mind.
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    Bill Bruford ! (joking)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrus View Post
    Probably true. What about the guy who's been with Pendragon for a while now -- Scott Higham? He kicks some serious butt and seems to be a gun-for-hire these days.
    Yeah, Scott's fantastic. He hasn't been with Pendragon for at least 4 years now, though. So, maybe he's available.

    Nick D'Virgilio played with Frost* on Cruise to the Edge this past February, so I'm sure he's their first pick if he has time for the band. And since Frost* aren't exceptionally active, that might work out just fine.

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    Nick D'Virgilio would be great...but I loved Andy Edwards, Blundell didn't have the same feel to me. I think Edwards is teaching??

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