Drummer Shannon Lucas has announced that he is no longer part of The Black Dahlia Murder effective immediately. A video from Lucas (which you can see below) explains why he has been absent from the current tour with Dethklok as well as telling fans that he had a hand in finding the current touring drummer Alan Cassidy (Abigail Williams), who has NOT been made an official replacement.
Lucas also states that there is a side project he will be working on with Adam D. (Killswitch Engage) and George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse). Drums will apparently be tracked in January. He states he has another grind project that is also in the works.
Lucas will also be opening up a tattoo shop with his wife outside of Richmond, VA.
Best of luck to you Shannon! Hope your next steps take your forward and onward!