German power metallers GAMMA RAY have parted ways with drummer Dan Zimmerman and have replaced him with Michael Ehré (LOVE.MIGHT.KILL, FIREWIND, ULI JON ROTH, METALIUM).

A video message from GAMMA RAY announcing the new drummer can be seen below (recorded on August 30 at the Hammer Recording Studios in Hamburg, Germany).

Commented GAMMA RAY guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen: “Since you’ve been wondering for a long time what’s going on in GAMMA RAY, here’s some news. You might have heard through the grapevine that Danny has left the band, which was very unfortunate for us. But I think that we found a very good new guy here. And since we’ve been playing with him quite a while, we can say we proudly present our new drummer, Mr. Michael Ehré. Give him a warm welcome and stay tuned for some news.”

GAMMA RAY’s latest release, “Skeletons & Majesties”, was a collection of songs the band gathered from previous albums represented in two completely different styles. The purpose of the disc was simply to have fun, and to give fans a heads-up on what is in store for the band in the coming months, as well as involve their fans in the upcoming actions.

GAMMA RAY’s last collection of new material, “To The Metal”, was released in North America in March 2010 via a new deal between DisManic Distribution and Knife Fight Media.