SEEKINGBand to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano.
Hi, my name is Gavin and I have now been playing the drummer for 20 years! I am influenced by a wide range of music from British punk (not the f***king Sex Pistols!) to Norwegian black metal (more than just Mayhem and Emperor!).
I am a really easy going bloke with no ego at all except to play the best drumming I can. I can play most things in many different ways and as such am always open to constructive criticism.
I have played all around the UK in death metal. grindcore, punk and psychocbilly bands and have toured with bands such as Napalm Death, Demented Are Go and Breed77.
I have been taught over the years everything from rock and jazz to extreme metal and Latin drumming, I use two bass drums but also own a double pedal so can also play with just one. I can play machine gun type double bass drumming, double bass drumming with groove and blast beat like a mother f*cker!
I have my own pro 10 piece Pearl double bass drum kit and use an arsenal of crashes, rides, china and splash cymbals.
I don't really care too much about age (I am 34) or experience, you don't have had to have just come off of a world tour, but I am looking for a bunch of people/or person who knows their way around their instrument and can hold a tune together.
I can also play a little piano and guitar but this has always been only for playing songs by my favorite bands or to come up with ideas for others to turn into complete songs. I have no wish to be a guitarist and I am not going to start telling anyone else what to do or how to do it.
I can play other percussion instruments as I've just completed my B.A Music degree at Southampton University but don't let that put you off. I am not the most academic type at all, don't even have any A levels, I just got in on my drumming experience and ability.
I am looking to either join an established band or an individual with a look to starting something new. I don't mind which. If I am really honest I have tried to start a black metal band for a while now but it is just damn near impossible due to a lack of other BM musicians. I genuinely love death metal, punk, grindcore so I would be more than happy to play in any of these styles.
I do want to take it seriously, and will do, but it must also be fun too! If you are going to end up sharing a small tour bus, traveling 200 miles to play a gig, not knowing when you will next eat or sleep you have to get on and love what you do otherwise there is no point!!!!
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Sep 14 2008
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
Infs include but not limited to: Mayhem, Gorogroth, The Damned, Emperor, Soulfly, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, 1349, Behemoth, Belphagor, Burzum, Napalm Death, Cryptopsy, Queen, Wat Tyler, Demented Are go, The Meteors, Dark funeral, Death, Cradle of Filth, Faith No More, Genre Krupa, Buddy Rich, Finntroll, Guns n Roses, Graveworm, Demonoid, Slayer, Megadeath (early stuff only), Marduk, L7, Motorhead, Nattefrost, Sarcofago, Celtic Frost, Watain, Darkthrone (Early stuff only)
- Other Percussion:
Pearl VBX concord fade kit.
2 x 22 bass drums
8, 10, 12, 13, 14 - Rack toms
14 and 16 - Floor toms.
Black Panther Walnut 14" x 6" snare drum
2 x Pearl 3 tier rack system.
Sabian AAX 22" Metal Ride
Sabian Pro 20" Ride
Sabian AAX 19" Xplosive Crash
Sabian AAX 18" Xplosive Crash
Sabian AAX 16" Xplosive Crash
Sabian HXX 18" Xplosive Crash
Sabian AAX 18" Studio Crash
Zildjan A 10" Splash
Wutan 22" Heavy China
Zildjain Custom 14" Hi Hiats
Obelsik Track number: 1 Year: 2009 Genre: Metal
This was recorded by some 3rd year music tech students from Solent Uni in Southampton. They asked us if they could do it after seeing us support Napalm Death at the Joiners. Its not great as the double bass and cymbals are a little quiet but it will give you a rough idea.
Theory Track number: 2 Year: 2009 Genre: Metal
An early recording with this band, but yet again give a rough idea. From around 4 minutes onwards changed to blast beats after playing with the song a bit which does sound much better than this recording which just has hits on the beat and off beat. You'll hear what I mean of you listen to it....