SEEKINGBand to Join.
I'm moving over to Argyle/North Orange Park area this week. Once I get settled in, I'm going to be looking for METAL musicians in the area.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Nov 20 2009
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
FIFTH ANGEL, JAMES BYRD'S ATLANTIS RISING, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, SAVATAGE, Rainbow, Black Sabbath (Dio, and Tony Martin era's), Deep Purple, Manowar, Satan's Host, W.A.S.P., Dio, Saxon, Judas Priest, Racer X, Iron Maiden, KISS, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, etc.
I like REAL Metal bands - I'm not really into "Hair Metal" - I prefer the Leather & Spike kind of stuff.
***I love Shred & Neo-Classical style guitarists. My Favorite Guitarists are:
Andy LaRocque(My Favorite. PERIOD!!)
Michael Denner & Hank Sherman (Mercyful Fate RULES!)
Cris Oliva (SAVATAGE)
James Byrd (Founder of FIFTH ANGEL and then ATLANTIS RISING.)
Kendall Bechtel (Replaced Byrd in FIFTH ANGEL. I simply love his style)***
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN (Who doesn't love him?)
RITCHIE BLACKMORE (The Dio-era of RAINBOW simply kills.)
My favorite drummers include:
Scott Columbus & Rhino (both played in Manowar)
Cozy Powell (Rainbow & Black Sabbath)
Bill Ward (Sabbath)
Vinny Appice(Black Sabbath & Dio)
Doc Killdrums (SAVATAGE)
Kim Ruzz (Mercyful Fate)
Mikkey Dee (King Diamond, Motorhead)
Snowy Shaw (King Diamond & Mercyful Fate)
Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
Lee Kerslake( Uriah Heep & Blizzard of Ozz)
Pete Gill (Saxon)
Nigel Glockler (Saxon)
Tony Richards (W.A.S.P.)
Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot & W.A.S.P.)
Albert Bouchard (B.O.C.)
This list can go on and on. I love a ton of drummers, and the vast majority of my influences are from the 70's. Everyone always equates my playing style with Bonham, but to be honest - I kind of got burned out on Bonham early on. Sure, he was a bad ass, but for me - it was about the SOUND of his drums, more than his actual playing. I like some Zeppelin, but I'm not a die-hard fan.(My favorite song by them is "Living Loving Maid" from Led Zeppelin II, and that is essentially the drum sound I like as well.)
I'm definitely an "Old School" Metal drummer.
I do like some Blackmetal, (I think Dimmu Borgir is awesome, and I like late era Mayhem) but I'm not a big fan of Death Metal. Aside from bands like Morbid Angel, Satan's Host, and Melechesh, I can't tell one band or song from another.)
I have an "over-sized" Custom-built drum kit (Two 28" diameter kicks, 9"x14" snare, 15" rack tom, 18" & 20" floor toms)with all Paiste cymbals (2002, Signature, & Sound Formula series)and a 32" Paiste Gong.
The drums are essentially 2" to 6" larger in diameter than what most other players use, so I can get a much deeper pitch out of the kit.
I also have my own microphones for the kit, and I have a ddrum2 digital system for triggering.