Corby metallers Raging Speedhorn have announced that Frank Regan will not be joining them on their upcoming UK run with Skindred or at next month’s HRH Metal event.

The band’s co-vocalist has been ordered by doctors to rest and Regan’s spot will be filled by RSJ vocalist Dan Cook.

Raging Speedhorn’s March shows at The Black Heart are to be moved to later in the year.

Guitarist Jim Palmer said: “Unfortunately, due to doctors ordering immediate rest, our brother Frank Regan won’t be with us on our stint with Skindred and the HRH Metal Fest.

“We will have help for these shows but after those dates we will be ceasing all live performances until Frank gets the go-ahead from the doctors to return.

“We don’t want to go into details and we don’t want to go public with any more information than this. Please respect our privacy in this matter. We feel that continuing any further than these shows without Frank is not an option. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes and hope people understand.”

The band, who cancelled a handful of dates at the end of 2016, have stressed that they are not splitting up and Regan is not leaving Raging Speedhorn.

Once he is 100% physically fit and cleared by doctors he will be rejoining the band.

Raging Speedhorn will appear on the following dates with Skindred:

Jan 31st – Brighton – Concorde 2

Feb 2nd – Derby – The Venue

Feb 3rd – Edinburgh – Liquid Room

Feb 4th – Inverness – Ironworks

Feb 5th – Carlisle – Brickyard

Feb 7th – Liverpool – O2 Academy

Feb 8th – York – Fibbers

Feb 9th – Holmfirth – Picturedrome