American power metal band Kamelot has announced that their longtime drummer Casey Grillo has made a decision to leave the band. After a 20-year stint, Casey has decided to pursue other opportunities and focus on his drumhead company.

Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood maintains that Casey and the band have parted ways on good terms.

The replacement for Grillo is 29-year old drum master and instructor Johan “Jo” Nunez.

The new Kamelot album, entitled “The Shadow Theory”, will be released on the 6th of April this year through Napalm Records.