Drummer Hati Refaeli, currently of Equilibrium fame, has joined the Italian folk metal act Krampus as a full member in early 2013 replacing the original drummer who was hit by lightning a few months ago (he has recovered, but left the band). Both band and management are very excited to add such a talented drummer to the mix, particularly at this point in time: Songwriting for a new album is in full gear, and the band is undergoing musical changes that will both elevate Krampus to the next level and pose a challenge to its eight band members.

Hati comments, “I’m very happy and excited to join forces with this talented and very promising group of young muchachos… I hope that this cooperation will bear fruits and that more people will enjoy the killer tunes Krampus has to offer….”

And frontman Filippo adds, “We are very happy to have Hati with us, he’s an amazing drummer with a great style and a friend. We are sure he’ll fit the team perfectly! He’ll bring some fresh air and professional experience alongside his great attitude!”

Krampus is set to play several shows in Europe later this year (to be announced shortly), before entering the studio for the second time in two years.