Palmason Speaks Out About Solstafir Firing

(Prog) Solstafir drummer Gummi Palmason claims he was fired from the band he helped create in January - then ordered to keep quiet about it. He describes the band's statement that he was absent from their tour for personal reasons as untrue. But he says he was told that if he spoke up, they'd rule out any chance of his return.

And he's accused frontman Addi Tryggvason of trying to register the Icelandic band's name behind his colleagues' back after his dismissal. In January the band named Karl Petur Smith as Palmason's replacement, adding: "Gummi will not be joining us on this tour due to personal reasons. We'd prefer to leave it at that and ask that you please respect our privacy in this matter and refrain from all questions, speculations and internet rumours. We will follow up when the time is right."

Now Palmason says in a long statement: "When I woke up on the morning of 20 January I expected to find an email with flight details for the tour that was supposed to start the day after.

"What I found instead was an email telling me I was fired from the band that I've poured my sweat, blood and tears into for the last 20 years, because of communication problems between us that were unjustly being blamed solely on me" Read more here.

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