Black Wizard Continue On with New Guitarist; Drummer Forced to, Um, Sell Limousine

BY Josiah HughesPublished Jun 8, 2011

It's already been a rough year for Vancouver metal stalwarts Black Wizard. Following the release of their excellent "Mountain Bitch" seven-inch, guitarist Johnny de Courcy stepped down from the band, leaving them on a forced hiatus. As if that weren't enough, drummer Eugene Parkomenko has hit some financial hard times, forcing him to sell his, er, limousine.

Yes, you read that right. On his personal Facebook page, Parkomenko posted a link to a Craigslist ad, where the 1987 Lincoln Town Car limousine he owns is up for sale. The car is listed for $2,000 or best offer, and those worried that it was the venue for his band's hard partying on tour can take heed in the fact that it has just been used as a "daily driver" for Parkomenko's personal travels.

While he has to say goodbye to his luxury vehicle, however, Parkomenko won't be saying goodbye to his band. According to a recent blog post from Black Wizard, the band have found a new guitarist in Kenny Cook, who previously played in the Vancouver-area bands SpreadEagle and Ancients.

Black Wizard are expected to enter the studio later this year to complete their second album.

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