Ammunition replace drummer Magnus Ulfstedt with Ole Tom Torjussen
Ammunition have made a change in their line-up replacing drummer (and Eclipse bassist) Magnus Ulfstedt with Ole Tom Torjussen. Ulfstedt played on Ammunition‘s sophomore self-titled album, which was released earlier this year.
The following message was posted on Ammunition‘s Facebook page earlier today (with slight edits):
“Ammunition made it official during tonight’s concert at Rockingham Live that Ole Tom Torjussen now is a permanent member of the band after Magnus Ulfstedt decided to leave.
Ole Tom Torjussen replaced Magnus Ulfstedt for the “Tear Your City Down Tour” during Ulfstedt’s parental leave, and has played with the band since March 21 2018 in Barcelona. Ulfstedt’s last performance with the band was August 2nd 2017 at Treungen Festivalen in Norway.
Ole Tom Torjussen has been a part of singer Åge Sten Nilsen‘s bands and projects since 1995, and is considered a close friend to the singer. Their first band together was a Norwegian band called “Scoop” that signed a deal with TNT guitar player Ronnie Le Tekrø as early as in 1997. Ole Tom later was the drummer on Åge’s solo album “GLAMunition” and was a part of his solo band touring in Norway and Japan in 2009. Ole Tom has also been a permanent drummer in Åge Sten Nilsen’s Queen show “The Show Must Go On” for 10 years.
The band’s statement:
“Though it’s sad to say goodbye to you Magnus, we totally understand your decision to leave the band at this point. Being a father, husband and play in two band’s as hard working as Eclipse and Ammunition is too challenging if you want to do everything a 100%. And you’re a 100% kind of guy.
You saved us during our first tour of Spain in 2016 during the “Macaluso incident”, and stayed with us ever since. You will always be considered a part of our closest family and dearest friends. You’re a great guy, a talented drummer and a caring person.
We’ll see you soon !!!
And Ole Tom !! Welcome to the family as a permanent member of the band. Even though you have known it for a while and the speech already said during our “Welcome to the band dinner”, we are blessed to have you on board. You bring a new dimension to the band with your experience not only as a drummer, but also as a songwriter and producer. And your humor really saves every traveling day from being boring. We’re looking forward to spending the next 20 years with you !!!
Life is good! Love from Lasse, Victor, Åge, Jon and Erik “