SERIOUS BLACK geben den Ausstieg von Gitarrist Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN) bekannt. Als würdiger Ersatz steigt Bob Katsionis (FIREWIND), welcher schon die gesamte Tour mit HAMMERFALL gespielt hat, als neues Mitglied ein.
Statement der Band:
Dear Fans and Friends of Serious Black, After a great and successful tour with Hammerfall and making the charts in Germany, we want to say thanks a lot for your great support of Serious Black. We are really looking forward to the festivals, other shows and upcoming tours, but as is often the case, some bad news follows the good. Roland decided today to leave Serious Black. After this great success, it will be not possible for him to manage two full-time bands at the same time. Roland wants to focus on Masterplan´s new DVD & album and for him it's impossible to concentrate on those releases when we are on the road all over the world. There would be no time for any other private life anymore. At this point, we wish our friend Roland good luck and continued success with Masterplan. Of course many of you will wonder at this moment how Serious Black will move forward... the people who saw us on the Hammerfall tour and Firewind fans will know Bob Katsionis already. Bob will be taking care of Roland's part of the guitar work from now on. So please join us in welcoming Bob officially into the Serious Black family!