Date of birth:
Drums & Percussion in Chain of Dogs. Outside Chain of Dogs I enjoy playing a lot.
A lot actually. My taste ranges from classic to jazz. I enjoy listening to Antonin Dvorak to Leprous to Finntroll to ToTo and so on. My main influences regarding drums are without a doubt; Gavin Harrison, Virgil Donati, Marco Minnemann, Thomas Lang and of course. Mike Portnoy
Leprous – Bilateral
Porcupine Tree – In absentia
Karnivool – Asymmetery
Circus Maximus – Nine
Dream Theater – Awake
Planet X – Quantum
Wintersun – Wintersun
Symphony X – Iconoclast
TesseracT – Altered State
Haken – Visions
I’m afraid I can’t name them all, but here is a grasp: Leprous, Symphony X, Dream Theater, Planet X, StOrk, The Aristocrats, Toto, Antonin Dvorak ( Not really a band but wth), Wintersun, Tesseract, Haken, Karnivool, Circus Maxmius, Opeth, Treshold, Unwritten Pages, Ayreon, Jolly, Lalu, Metsatöll, Finntroll, Miles Davis, Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Katatonia.
Music in all kind of ways, ranging from composing to producing to playing (and owning) as many instruments as possible.
I think it was Wintersun. I actually forgot.
First played concert:
My first gig was with a drumband when I was 9. My first gig in band format was at a festival in Eygelshoven with a folkpunk band called :’The Jolly Rogers’
Most interesting event on stage:
One time I accidently threw my stick at a crash, and lost grip. It then turned itself a few times, and bounced back to me via a tomtom. I was extremely lucky, and people asked me about ‘That awesome trick I did with my sticks’. Pure luck, funny memory.
First metal album:
I think it was Dream Theater – Awake.
Favourite books and films:
The Lord of the Rings, The hobbit, A song of Ice and Fire, Wheel of Time. Once you have seen the similarity, feel free to proceed with this list.
Weißbier, water, juices.
I bet I dislike something, but can’t think of anything. I can’t be concerned with such things, too much to enjoy.
Unwritten Pages (Progressive metal/rock band I am also part of), Sonor Drums, Pearl Snare (Virgil Donati), Meinl, Sabian and Istanbul crashes, Vic Firth 5a with nylon tip, and Remo Emperor Coated on top, Remo Emperor clear on bottom, Remo PowerStroke III on bass drum , Tama Pedals (Iron Cobra, Speed Cobra)