Sweden's LORD BELIAL have reportedly parted ways with guitarist Niclas "Pepa" Andersson. No official announcement has yet been made regarding his departure.
Niclas' decision to leave the group comes several weeks after the departure of drummer Michael Backelin. Michael, whose exit from the band has yet to be officially explained, has since been replaced by RUNEMAGICK/ex-RELEVANT FEW skinsman Daniel Moilanen (half-brother of former SHOTGUN MESSIAH guitarist Harry K. Cody).
LORD BELIAL are currently rehearsing and writing new material for their forthcoming album, due in late 2003/early 2004 through Regain Records.