News•March 18, 2010 3:06 PM ET•7,423 views
Morbid Angel drummer sidelined with injury
Floridian death metal band Morbid Angel has revealed that drummer Pedro Sandoval will be sidelined indefinitely following back surgery. The group has enlisted drummer Tim Yeung (ex-Hate Eternal, Divine Heresy) to perform on their next album. Here's the official word: "Rumors about Pedro Sandoval¹s back surgery are in fact true. Pete has suffered for a long time with a deteriorating disc problem. He was in daily pain and needed to have this done. He has recently been treated by a Laser Back Surgery specialist in Tampa, Florida. He is currently in rehabilitation and doing well. Pete is part of our family and the band's history and we all wish him well and a full recovery. Unfortunately this type of injury, subsequent surgery and rehab cannot be rushed and it will take ample time for him to hopefully be back behind his drums again and out on tour with Morbid Angel. "The band is moving forward on their next recording with Tim Yeung. Currently the guys are in rehearsals in Tampa putting their finishing touches on the songs for the new album, which is slated for later this year with subsequent touring world wide."