October 28, 2002

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN drummer Michael von Knorring has left EDGE OF TIME, the band he formed with Italian frontman Chris Heaven.

"I have quit EDGE OF TIME because of my hearing problem," von Knorring explained in an official statement. "The noise in my ears is worse day by day. This is an old problem for me — it started 1986. That was the reason why I had to leave Yngwie Malmsteen in 1990. I hope Chris Heaven can forgive me, and that he can go on without me."

Commented Heaven: "I am very sad about that Michael left the project. We had work so hard in these months building a great project that I will try to [carry on with] thanks to all the friends that helped me. I hope that Michael will heal very soon and take again his place at the drums."

At the time of von Knorring's departure, EDGE OF TIME were completing work on their debut album for an as-yet-undisclosed label. The effort is now unlikely to surface before the beginning of next year, at the earliest.

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