UPDATE April 2014:
I realize that I forgot to update this in quite awhile...
Last summer I joined Shiva Stone who found me here. We are an all-original band with a metal-edged rock/grunge sound (I don't know how to describe it -- just listen!) Once again, BandMix has the hookup! ;-)
Check out our music and upcoming gigs at:
rn at: ShivaStone
fbk at: ShivaStoneBand

UPDATE 6/1/13:
So now I've been doing some non-metal gigs, practicing a little and learning some rock tunes, etc, basically just expanding my repertoire. At this point, I don't have much spare time, but would enjoy jamming with some experienced, open-minded musicians. Hit me up!

UPDATE 8/8/11:
I have left the Las Vegas, Nevada area and moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am busy at the moment unpacking and such, but will eventually be looking to form or join a new band. Seeking talented, experienced professionals with gear and transportation, but without the rockstar ego...!

UPDATE 7/7/10:
The band Vile Child found me through this website, I auditioned, and they liked me! After a couple of others tried out, I was selected to be their new drummer! Thanks, BandMix! And thank you very much, Vile Child! You guys Rock with a capital-R!!!.

Please see our websites for music and upcoming shows at:
rn, fb at: VileChild

I've been a Metal Drummer since the '80s. Used to cover Judas Priest, Slayer, Metallica, Pantera, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Testament, Black Sabbath, Rush, etc. Now I just want to meet the right group of musicians, like minded, who are interested in just jamming, doing some serious songwriting and performing, internet marketing (TuneCore, etc.), and who are waiting for the offer-of-a-lifetime before quitting their day jobs!

If you feel like I do about forming a band, then you understand that when you play together for the first time, you will know if there is "magic" or not, and I'm looking for that "magic" combination of musicians that creates an original, "WTF was that Awesome sound" kind of reaction!

Please also check out my musician page on rn at: eric rymers
Connect via mail with the 'g' using erymers

Screen name:
Member since:
Jul 02 2010
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Most available:


Lars Ulrich, Dave Lombardo, Vinnie Paul, Ian Paice, John Bonham, Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Scott Travis, Nicko McBrain, etc...

Other likes/influences:
Opeth, Nevermore, Mastodon, Chimaira, Lamb of God, The Sword, Unearth, Arch Enemy, Corrosion of Conformity, Down, Rammstein, Rob Zombie, 311, Three, Cavalera Conspiracy, Sepultura, Death Angel, Anthrax, Exodus, Celtic Frost, Dio, Exodus, Godsmack, Gojira, Jimi Hendrix, King Diamond, Primus, The Mars Volta, Monster Magnet, Mushroomhead, Otep, Overkill, Protest The Hero, Santana, Slipknot, Static X, Strapping Young Lad, Symphony X, Tool, Tenacious D, Yngwie Malmsteen, ...


Pearl Export 8-piece double-bass black-on-black "Joey Jordison" signature kit with Pearl 3-pc rack mount, Zildjian cymbals, numerous toys and African drums (djembe's, talking drum). Additionally, I now have a Roland TD15-KS electronic kit with a Simmons 200W amp.

Also have M-Audio Profire 2626 recording interface with DigiMax FS 8-input, with 13+ drum mics and 2 Shure SM-58's.

Other instruments: Ibanez bass w/200W amp, and Yamaha keyboard.