WHIPLASH Announces New Drummer


Veteran thrashers WHIPLASH have parted ways with drummer Dan Foord and have replaced him with Charlie Zeleny. Charlie will make his live debut with WHIPLASH on June 22 at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey.

Tony Portaro, guitarist and founding member of WHIPLASH, first witnessed Charlie Z in action with Joe Lynn Turner‘s band, blowing the roof off Dingbatz, located in Tony‘s hometown.

Foord left WHIPLASH to focus on the reformation of his former band SIKTH, plus his new band KROKODIL, as well as his drum teaching and touring obligations. His last show with WHIPLASH will take place on July 25 at the Headbangers Open Air festival in Germany.

Charlie Z has toured/recorded with Joe Lynn Turner, BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS, BLOTTED SCIENCE, SUSPYRE and Jurgen Blackmore, among many others. He has played with Jordan Rudess (keyboardist of DREAM THEATER) and has performed drum duets with Terry Bozzio for The Drum Channel.

“Walk The Plank”, the new video from veteran WHIPLASH, can be seen at this location. The clip was shot on May 25, 2013 at the Del Putas Fest (“Festival Of Whores”) at the Teatro al Aire Libre Carlos Vieco amphitheater in Medellin, Colombia. Filmed and edited by Medellin videographer Juan Molina, of Juanchope Studios, it features concert footage and a montage of scenes from the event.

“Walk The Plank” is a re-recording of the song that originally appeared on WHIPLASH‘s 1987 album “Ticket To Mayhem”. Produced by Tony Portaro, the new version of the track was laid down by guitarist and vocalist Portaro, bassist Dank DeLong and drummer Dan Foord, and mixed and mastered by Kostadin “Mozart” Kamcev at Mozart Studio in Clifton, New Jersey.