Olaf Zissel, drummer for German beer lovers and cult thrashers TANKARD, has been admitted to the hospital following a suspected stroke. He is said to be “doing well,” considering the circumstances, and will undergo tests by a team of doctors over the course of the next few days. As a result, he won’t be able to accompany his bandmates to the Summer Breeze and Motocultor Fest festivals in Germany and France, respectively. Filling in for him will be Gerd Lücking (HOLY MOSES), who has previously served as a soundtech for TANKARD.
Comments TANKARD: “We’re shocked and are keeping our fingers crossed for Olaf [so] that he will be released from the hospital soon. We [hope] that he will get well soon and fast. And we want to thank Gerd, who [agreed on] short [notice] to play these shows with us.”