French prog rockers 9 Skies have introduced that Johnny Marter has joined the band on drums, changing earlier drummer Fab Galia. Marter had beforehand guested with 9 Skies on their second album, 2019’s Sweetheart Grips.
Marter is in fact, well-known to prog followers on account of a brief stint with Marillion forward of recording their second album Fugazi, notably on a tour supporting Rush in North America. Marter has additionally labored with the UK band Mr. Huge and Bernie Marsden’s Alaska.
“We’re very comfortable and honoured to welcome our pricey buddy Johnny Marter as the brand new drummer of the band,” the band announce. “Johnny started enjoying drums on the age of ten. Later, forays into the pop and rock world would discover him success with Mr. Huge, Voyager, Alaska, and MGM. Now with the SAS All Star Band, for some eighteen years, he continues to play recurrently with a number of nice artists of numerous genres, from Roger Taylor and Brian Could of Queen, Glenn Hughes, Jack Bruce, and Roger Daltry, to Jon Anderson, Annie Lennox, and Peter Gabriel, to Aretha Franklin, Gloria Gaynor, and Corinne Baily Rae to call however a number of.”
9 Skies lately introduced they’d launch their newest album, The Lightmaker, within the New Yr,