Acclaimed San Francisco Bay Area drummer Jon Allen (SADUS, DRAGONLORD, FUTURES END, AC/DZ, ex-TESTAMENT) is recovering from the removal of what is reported to be a very large, life-threatening blood clot in his right leg. Back-to-back state-of-the-art ultrasonic clot-busting treatment was performed on March 7 and March 8 in an effort to clear a complete blockage.
The vascular surgeon reports the procedures were a complete success and Allen is expected to make a full recovery and return to performing within a few weeks.
Allen is scheduled to lay down the drums on the long-anticipated new DRAGONLORD CD this spring in his native northern California. This will be followed by the recording of the sophomore CD from FUTURES END. Additionally, Jon has new solo-project material in development for late 2012/early 2013.
Video footage of Jon Allen performing with DRAGONLORD in Japan can be seen below.
Photo credit: Leah Burlington