Wheel had a major change earlier this year in January when Saku Mattila decided to leave the band to pursue other projects. We are truly sorry to see him go as he has been amazing to work with both on and off the stage; we remain on great terms with him socially and look forward to following him in his future career. From all of us, thank you Saku for everything you did and we wish you all the best for the future.
 

Despite this drastic change and after several difficult months, we are finally ready to move forward. As of one month ago, we have recruited the wonderfully talented Roni Seppänen and have been working with him closely, both in the rehearsal room and on some new material. We have already come up with some great new ideas and are looking forward to playing at Summer Breeze with him in August.

 

TLDR: life is short and things change but Wheel continues!