Axis Percussion is proud to feature many talented artists playing a variety of musical genres on our Artist Roster.
Two decades of playing professionally have made Dave Maneely one of the most respected and sought-after drummers in American Roots music on the West Coast. Having performed and recorded with a variety of artists including Dick Dale,Glen Glenn, and Junior Watson, his versatile, laid-back and inherently musical style has made him an industry favorite. Currently, Dave is performing in California with legendary blues guitarist John Lawton. For many years he has also been teaching, endeavoring to inspire a new generation of musicians. Click here to learn more about this artist. Click here to learn more about the artist.
Fabiano Manhas—drummer, teacher, music producer and specialist on percussion products and audio tecnology. In 20 years career, Fabiano performed with great names of the brazilian music like: Kiko Loureiro( Angra), Mozart Mello, Deborah Blando, Belchior, Gerson Ortega, Bob Fitz (Hosana Integrity Music Brazilian shows), Asaph Borba, Massao Seguinara, Fernando Capela, Silas Fernandes, Walmyr Tavares and many more. Also gospel music, pop music and instrumental, working on many others recordings. Fabiano Manhas has done more than 436 workshops since 1999 through 2010. With all of this he started to know very well the drum business and the brazilian drummers players needs, from the startes to professionals.
He recorded 3 instructional drum videos (Atack geral, Modern Licks, Articulando as bases do groove, Editora Helio Cortez) his best seller is the Modern Licks, sold out more than 15.000 copies becoming the best seller of all drum videos in Brazil. He has also a solo CD called “F. Manhas Project” a Rock Fusion brazilian style (It’s a mix of Baiao, Rock, samba, songo and Funk) sold out 10.000 copies, an excelent sale consider a institutional and instrumental work in Brazil where there is lots of illegal sales.
Fabiano was cover of drum and specialized magazines like Revista Batera, Modern Drummer Brazil, Up Gospel, Audio Musica e tecnologia, Backstage. He also analyse products, writes articles and advisoring importers about the products and their quality. He is the director and owner of Instituto de Música e Pesquisa, I.M.P (Music and Research Institute, M.R.I) one of the best in education for specialist teachers. The I.M.P (M.R.I) has the best sound system equipment, researching to achieve the highest preference from his students. The I.M.P. (M.R.I) was awarded with AI&M 2005/06 for development and products advisor Leac’s brand of sound sistem (best seller product in Brazil). In 2008/2009 Fabiano Manhas will release his first DVD, Mega Fusion. He will be on the road tour around the Country for 150 workshops starting in July 2009 sponsor by Music stores and schools partners. Visit his website: http://fabianomanhas.com/
The drumming of Massimo MANZI, 59, born in Rome, is very appreciated from more than 30 years mainly on the Jazz scene . He started as a talented, self-taught player, then he met great drummers / teachers like M. Roach, E. Jones, J. De Johnette, P. Erskine, S. Gadd at their clinics in Italy.
Manzi recorded over 160 CD like sideman, and “Quasi Sera” (2000 con Di Sabatino, Bosso, Micarelli, Garofoli, Innarella, Morganti, Bulgarelli) and “Identità” (2007 con Dave Liebman, Dulbecco, Dalla Porta) as leader. He played with great jazzmen as K. Wheeler, P. Metheny, E. Gomez, P. Woods, J. Tchicai, T. Farlow, A. Van Damme, B. Golson, B. Brookmeyer, J. Bergonzi, S. Bernstein, B. Dennerlein, E. Henderson, Al Cohn, Lee Konitz, Pat Martino, Ray Mantilla, Al Grey, G. Smulyan, D. Byron … and with the most important Italian players, both in small or Big Bands (Colours Jazz Orchestra among others, conducted by M. Morganti)
Concerts in Tokyo with R Galliano, in Mexico City, San Juàn and in New York with G.Tommaso and P. Fresu. Umbria Jazz with R. Sellani trio and so on .
His last recordings with sax player Felice Clemente and with organ player Vito Di Modugno got very positive critics from “Downbeat” and other important jazz magazines.
Manzi is international endorser of Amedia cymbals and is an experienced teacher too.
Pablo Martínez, born on March 7 1985, began playing drums at the young age of 6. In the year of 2003 he began his serious studies as performer with renown Chilean drummer Andrés Baeza at Projazz, a professional music school which has been the birth place of many talented chilean musicians.
While studying at Projazz, Pablo and three other students gave birth to the alternative-rock band Humana, a recognized act in latin-america which has led Pablo to see many stages, both in Chile and abroad. Humana has released three albums, “Aurora”, “Views” and “in Case Of Ear Discomfort”, which in turn, have generated five videos with constant rotation in MTV latin-america and a huge number of live performances alongside notable bands such as Alesana (USA), Funeral for a Friend (USA), Underoath (USA), Protest the Hero (USA), Gloria (BRA) and Dead Fish (BRA), among others.
In the years of 2008 through 2011 Pablo continued to hone his drum skills by taking private lessons with fellow drummer Cristobal Orozco (Octopus, Miriam Hernández) and Ricardo Ruiz, teacher of distinguished Chilean drummers such as Felix Lecaros and Daniel Rodriguez.
At the end of 2009 he joins the prominent metal band All Tomorrows which has received praise not only from the chilean press but also from prominent specialized magazines, websites and musicians such as Metal Hammer UK, got-djent.com, Bart Hannephof/Textures (HOL), Grahan Pinney/Aliases (UK), Anton Reisenegger/Criminal-Pentagram (CHI) and Cote Foncea/Lucybell (CHI).
Later in 2011 he is invited to participate in the project “Ipop”, the first and only band that plays their repertoire with Ipads instead of traditional instruments. They have been invited to play at events hold by brands such as Coca-Cola, Movistar and Mac and have caught the attention of national newspapers and TV channels and shows such as El Mercurio, Publimetro, 24 horas, Cadena Nacional and CNN Chile.
Pablo Martínez is also versed in styles such as Jazz, Pop, Funk and Bossa Nova and holds a varied and versatile popular repertoire which has led him to work at regular shows in Malls and Casinos throughout the country. He has also worked as session drummer for diverse musical projects such as Jazmín, La Mala Senda, Daniel Retamal, Marcelo Donoso and Francisco Rafart.
As if his endeavors as a performer weren’t enough, Pablo has been teaching private lessons since 2006. He also teaches classes and gives drum clinics at Projazz, music school in which he forms part of the extension body of teachers which include musicians such as Alejandro Silva, Marcelo Donoso (MrcloDnoso, Gigante), Rodrigo Morris (Mar de Grises) and performers from the band Octopus.
Recognizing his musical achievements and career, cymbal makers Istambul Mehmet chose Pablo Martínez as an official endorser for the brand. He is also currently endorsed by the store DrumDealer, the chilean authorized dealer of Istambul Mehmet, Gretsch, Axis, Regal Tip, among other brands.
All Tomorrows @ Reaction fest http://vimeo.com/98345338
All Tomorrows @ Metal fest http://vimeo.com/95140429
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Ed (Edmund) Masi has played live and recorded with several bands and solo artists, including: Hector Penalosa (The Zeros), The Ghosts of California, Dustin Aaron, The Melanies, Al Cosgrove, Wild Willy Parsons (Comedian), and Clip, to name a few. He can be heard most recently on Maren Perusal’s latest single “Aeroplane”. Ed also composes music for film and TV, and works as both a session drummer on the West Coast and a drum instructor in Southern California.
The brazilian death metal drummer Alan Marques, from the band Sangrena, was born in Santos, São Paulo, in 1983. He started playing drums at the age of 14. Took lessons from teachers such as Giancarlo Dandolo, Ricardo Confessori and Ramon Montagner, and always practiced the double bass technique since his begining on drums, which made him a well known drummer from early days by the use of this technique. Alan is also a drum teacher in Brazil since the age of 16 and nowadays he´s the owner of the renowned drum school Bateras Beat Vila Mariana in São Paulo city. In 2005 Alan joined the death metal band Sangrena with whom he recorded the debut album Blessed Black Spirit, released in 2009 by Dazamadicus Records and Sevared Records.
Sangrena played beside great bands as Krisiun, Nile, Coroner and Kataklysm. In 2016 Alan recorded Sangrena´s second album, to be released in 2017, for which they will go on a great tour to show the brand new material. The history between Marques and Axis started in 2005, when the drummer bought his first Axis pedal – an Axis A2. In 2009 Alan bought his second Axis: an A-L2 Longboard, which is the pedal that Alan still uses exclusively down to this day in every show, drum class and drum clinic he does. It’s a long and successful story together and it shall be longer and longer due to his own words: “I use Axis just because it is the best and this will never change”.
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David F. McCloskey
With more than 20 years of drumming experience, David F. McCloskey has crafted a solid reputation in the Puerto Rico music scene as one of its most prominent rock and metal drummers. Most notably known for his work in the veteran Puerto Rico based metal band TavÚ, where he has been drumming, composing for, and co-managing since 1997, David also has an extensive record of session drumming, production work, and worldwide touring, with stage experience not just in Puerto Rico, but also in Europe, Central America, and the US.
Known for his solid, textured, expressive and powerful style in metal and rock drumming circles, he has also demonstrated his versatility with his session work, which finds him coasting through genres like pop and funk. Currently, he has produced, co-written, and independently released “Clamor Victorium, Clamor Silentii”, the most recent Tavú album, of which he is extremely proud of, and which shows him to be at the top of his game. For more, go to http://www.tavumusic.com/ | Press Release.
Pennywise band member, Byron McMakin is known for the intensity, power and speed of his drumming. Byron is currently with Pennywise on The Warped Tour. Visit www.pennywisdom.com to read more about the artist.
Tiger Bill Meligari
Tiger Bill Meligari, currently touring with Vince Martell (original lead guitarist of Vanilla Fudge), is a drummer, author, educator, and clinician widely known for his exceptional hand and foot techniques that allow drummers to perform at maximum levels with minimum effort. Visit his website at www.tigerbill.com/billsplace.htm for more on this artist and his tension-free approach to drumming.
Scott grew up as the son of Midwest bandleader Dick Metko, where he started playing on Dad’s weekly TV show at age 10. At age 17, he was chosen to perform in the McDonald’s All-American High School Band. At a concert in Carnegie Hall, guest soloist Lionel Hampton chose Scott to perform his big band swing. Living in NY, Minneapolis and now Nashville, Scott has recorded or performed with artists such as Fred Wesley, Steve Kahn, Alan O’Day, Tiny Tim (yep, the ‘Tip Toe Through the Tulips’ guy), fusion band BOZO Allegro and Americana rocker Deb Soule. Now in Nashville, Scott is touring and recording with multi-platinum country legend David Ball and red dirt rocker Adam Fears. Watch for Scott on discs by both artists in 2009. “I’ve been using the same Axis double pedal since 1998. The action is still as smooth as when I bought it. Look at the pedal footboard; it’s worn smooth with all the use and abuse! Can you say that about your pedal? By the way, the Axis hi-hat stand sure makes that hardware bag a lot lighter. Axis rocks!” Scott’s work can be heard on: myspace.com/scottmetko| myspace.com/davidball,www.adamfears.com.
“I like to be one of those drummers who actually add to the music, not one of those guys who sit in a room 24/7 trying to out wit or out play another drummer.” Dave Lambardo
This is Brian’s mentality, passion, and desire as a drummer and a musician. For the past 30 years Brian has been playing drums and touring with a variety of different styles, techniques, and dynamics. He has studied under Tommy Aldridge of the bands, “White Snake” and “Black Oak Arkansas”. He is currently studying under Bernie Dresel formally of the Brian Setzer Orchestra.
In Brian’s professional drumming career he has played a crucial part within the Christian Music Industry. He was the Drummer for “Betrayal”, which pioneered and influenced the Christian Hardcore Industry and scene making them icons. During this part of his career Brian was known and voted for being one of the fastest double base drummers thus influencing and inspiring thousands of drummers worldwide. Brian was playing blast beats even before they were around in the late 80’s and early 90’s, leading him to be featured in magazines and articles.
Throughout Brian’s career he has recoded 10 albums, featured on 6 compilation albums, 4 top ten singles on the Hardcore Christian and mainstream charts. Being signed to Epic Records, Road Runner Records, Rex Music, Wonderland Records, Word Records, Black and White records as well as Indie Companies, Floppy Fish Records, Kingdom Records, Metro One Records and Trauma Tone Records.
Brian has toured throughout the U.S. and other countries and continues to travel influencing drummers of all styles. Brian proudly endorses Axis Pedals, Sabian Cymbals and Mapex Drums. Not only is he an endorsor but he is also the owner of Meuse Percussion. Being a dealer for Ludwig Drums, Axis Pedals, Mapex Drums, Sabian cymbals, Zildjian Cymbals and much more.
Currently, Brian is playing drums and touring with “Touch of Class” and “The Swing Cats”. He is also a in demand worship drummer and session player. His busy schedule consists of playing 4-6 gigs per week, with one band being a 7 piece jazz band.
Brian loves to share his knowledge as a musician by giving back to his community and other communities. He is a drum instructor for 3 different high school marching bands in Southern California. two of those High School Marching bands took first place in the Southern California Championship.
Brian is always growing as an individual, musician and drummer. A vital part of growing as a musician is having the right equipment to express yourself.
Mark was born in 1989 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He started playing drums at the age of 16, and in just a few years became known as one of Russia’s most promising metal-drummers.
For 19 years he managed to play on stage with such recognized metal bands as, Despised Icon, Bring Me The Horizon, Dillinger, Escape Plan, Bleeding Through, Carnifex, Suicide Silence, Bury Your Dead, Architects, and many others.
Currently, Mark is a member of the groups My Autumn and Autoscan. Both groups are very popular in Russia, and My Autumn is the first Russian metal band to tour Europe. Mark is the first Russian drummer to be listed on sickdrummer.com, the most popular site dedicated to extreme drumming and view this YouTube video.
Danny Molina (Ecuador) En “Desolate Recollections”, los quiteños nos muestran el lado más profundo, más doloroso, de una banda que ha sabido canalizar sus sufrimientos espirituales en música cargada de una emotividad y violencia sin igual. Contando con participaciones de lujo Silvio Golfetti(Korzus), Fabio Laguna (Freakeys-Angra-Hangar) “Desolate Recollections” ha sido grabado en los míticos estudios MR. SOM, BRAZIL, por el prestigioso productor Marcello Pompeu conocido por su trabajo con bandas como Torture Squad, Ratos de Porao, Claustrofobia, R.V.I y otros, y el apoyo tecnico de Cristiano Scheneider, ingeniero de sonido de Krisiun, R.D.P, etc. Un joya del metal latinoamericano, sin duda.
Chris Moore is based in Los Angeles, CA and is the drummer for Dilana (Rockstar Supernova), Cry Wolf, and Fast Otto. He has played with the black metal band Orcus, thrash metal phenoms Bloodlust, and Deathriders, fronted by original Anthrax vocalist Neil Turbin (“Fistful of Metal”). In 2006, Chris played on the Orcus CD, “Birth”. In 2008, He recorded 15 drum tracks for the Deathriders CD “Back With A Vengeance”. In 2010, Chris played on the Cry Wolf CD, “Twenty Ten” mixed by Bob Daspit (Sammy Hagar).
Look for Chris to be drumming on the upcoming solo CD by guitarist Vic Johnson (Sammy Hagar and The Waboritas). Chris Moore proudly endorses Axis Bass Drum Pedals and Ahead Drumsticks. Delana’s website is www.dilanarocks.com. Cry Wolf’s website is www.myspace.com/crywolftheband and Chris Moore’s is www.myspace.com/chrismooredrummer.
Jesse has been playing the drums professionally for over 22 years. Through out his music career Jesse has played a variety of styles anywhere from, hard core, industrial, speed metal, hard rock, pop, alternative, hip hop, rap core, blue grass, R&B, funk, gospel, reggae, and worship music.
Jesse is a five time award winning Christian Recording Artist. Three of these Awards are through the Gospel Music Association (GMA), the other two are Peoples Choice Awards. Jesse has toured the U.S. And other countries. Jesse plays for Christian Recording Artist Bryan Easter and is also a session player.
Christian Nativo is a drummer based in Melbourne, Australia. With a musical career spanning ten years, Christian has incorporated his Metal / Fusion influence towards his playing, giving him his signature sound of power, dynamics and attitude, and making him one of Australia’s most sought after session and freelance metal drummers. Christian started playing drums in 1998 and since then has toured Australia, New Zealand and Europe and has shared the stage with some of the best including English speed metalers DRAGONFORCE, guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, German power metal gods HELLOWEEN, European power metal legends Sonata Arctica and the world’s greatest metal band IRON MAIDEN.
He is a competent drummer in all styles of music ranging from jazz quartets to funk bands right through to extreme heavy metal, and everything in between. You can catch Christian playing around Australia with his original melodic prog metal band Vanishing Point (www.vanishing-point.com.au for tour dates) aswell as teaching full time and sessioning for artists, both nationally and internationally, using his home studio.
Rodrigo Oliveira (Brazil) initiated his musical career in September of 1994, together with two college friends, they started the band Carrascos, recording three demo-tape and participation with some independent bands, making concerts for diverse cities in the state of São Paulo. In March of 1996 he was invited to play with Stronger, a death metal band of São Paulo, where he played in diverse places in Brazil, such as Aeroanta, Ginásio da Portuguesa, Black Jack, etc.
Some integrants did not take the band as a serious work but Rodrigo always faced the battery as a professional, and than left the band. In September of 1997 Rodrigo got in contact with Korzus (Sao Paulo) for a test, when the drummer Fernando Schaefer had left the band. Soon after the first test, Rodrigo assumed the drums of KORZUS. In 1998 the first test by fire with Korzus, Rodrigo, at 17 years of age, played in the festival Philips Monsters of Rock, one of the most important metal festivals of the world. At the festival at Monsters they recorded a Live of Rock, with five live tracks, recorded for MTV Brazil, and four more tracks in studio, one of them is one of the biggest hymns of the band “Catimba”. In the following years, together with Korzus, Rodrigo had played in all Brazilian territories, north thru south, making always the best and greater Tour of a national metal band.
Axis Percussion would like to announce the endorsement of Nigel Olsson. We at Axis are honored to have such a distinguished artist supporting our line of drum hardware. Learn more about the artist: http://www.angelfire.com/ca/nigelfanclub/index2.html
Born in Santiago de Chile on June 15 1983, from an early age he realized music was going to take an important role in his life. From a musician’s family, his father initiated him at age of 9, giving him his first kit. Later on he participates in the extension courses of the “Professional Institute Projazz” which leads him to consider the career of “Instrumental Interpreter with a Major in Drums” which he completed successfully in 2005.
Since then, he has been involved in projects with a variety of musical styles including Jazz, Rock, Funk, Metal, Latin, Pop, NewProg, Nu-Jazz, Hip hop, etc. and has worked as a session musician in studio and live performances with artists such as: OCTOPUS, MYRIAM HERNANDEZ, DEKIRUZA, PABLO HERRERA, JAVIERA MENA, MIGUEL PEREZ.
Cristobal actively participates as a producer and drum tech with Bolchevique Recording Studio team, and is part of the Drum Teachers Staff in the “Professional Institute Projazz”. He has now completed his first European Tour, also performing at “BAJA PROG 2008” in Baja California, Mexicali, with Octopus Band. In 2010 he traveled to Sweden to take lessons with the famous drummer Morgan Agren. Currently Cristobal Orozco is touring Latin America and North America with national artist Myriam Hernández promoting her Top-Selling Album “Seduction”. Visit: www.cristobalorozco.com and view video clip
Joseph “Joey” Oscar a native of St. Louis, Mo. knew at the youthful age of three, music was permanently embedded into his soul. While growing up, he allowed himself to be groomed by some of the best drummers. Joey was often found at his local church gathering with the band, but with an extra emphasis placed on the drummers. After the passing of his father in 1986, feeling lonely and devastated he turned to music, eager to find comfort and to live out his fathers dream. Throughout the years, Josephs’ spirituality has grown immensely. Moreover, his skills on the drum set have become immeasurable, making him a “Drummer Extraordinaire” and the most sought after and called upon drummer. He has taken music and the art of drumming to the next dimension, while allowing his creativity to manifest itself into what God has ordained it to be.
Joseph long ago, became a born again believer and has given God the reign over his life. His gifts are not limited to music alone, but the calling on his life is far more greater. He is often found saying, “Without God NOTHING is possible!” Josephs’ passion is to be a mentor to kids and minister the word of God not only through music and song, but also through the Word of God.
He is considered to be at the top of his game with no end in sight. Joseph’s spirit is humble and giving and his presence is that of a gentle oddity with a flare for the extraordinary. Joseph has had the pleasure of working with many great men and women of God, nationally as well as internationally. Micah Stampley, Kim Burrell, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Dewayne Woods, Kathy Taylor, James Fortune and FIYA, Ricky Smiley, Denise Williams, Yolanda Adams, Rodney Jerkins just to name a few. Also he’s currently the Producer for Music World. He has even gone abroad while working with Hans Christian in Denmark and other parts Europe as well as Africa. Joseph has garnered accolades from every corner of the music world and has familiarized himself with the business. His professionism has opened the eyes of his peers giving them something to pattern their lives after.
Last, but certainly not least, Joseph is a loving, devoted husband to his wife Christie Oscar and a proud father to his four children Josiah, Isaiah, Elijah and baby Hannah. Joseph is truly grateful for the gifts, talents and abilities that God has trusted him with and he is found daily giving it all back to Him. “To whom much is given, much is required!” Luke 12:48 KJV.
Kevin Painter, an independent artist has been playing drums for 27 years. Born native to Nashville, TN with a rare blood disorder called Hemophilia, Kevin would play his brother Chuck Painter’s (RIP) drums whenever he could. He got his first drum set at the age of fifteen and played nonstop. Starting out playing in school bands his drum career slowly became a lifestyle. He went on to teach various students at Mike Es Classic Guitars. Mike Es can be found on Facebook located in LaVergne TN 6157937414.
At seventeen, Kevin played his first show, and never looked back. A few of the bands he has preformed with, are but not limited to, Rock Bottom, Anti-Flesh, Deep Seeded, Zero Down, Plaster Frown, and currently CoreFlow. As a drummer, Kevin has played various types of music, but death metal has always been his love. Unfortunately, in the last year Kevin has developed a disorder called Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalitis also known as PML. This disorder has damaged his motor functions and part of his brain.
The Band website for CoreFlow is currently under construction and will be available for viewing soon.
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An internationally known showman, Carl Palmer has thrilled rock fans with his dazzling speed and mastery of drumming techniques. Axis Percussion would like to announce the endorsement of Carl Palmer. For more info on Carl, go to www.carlpalmer.com
Samus Paulicelli (born September 14, 1987 Ridgewood, New Jersey) is a multi-instrumentalist who has recorded and toured with many national acts including Decrepit Birth, Goatwhore, and Abigail Williams. Samus also played in various local New Jersey/New York bands during his early career including Mutiny Within, Suspyre, and Dark Empire. Despite being a talented one-man band in his solo project “66Samus”, he is best known for his drumming work with his technical death metal band, Decrepit Birth.
Samus began his musical endeavors at the early age of 2 when his parents noticed him playing drum beats on his diaper, so they started setting up the old pots and pans for him. A year later they purchased him a junior drum kit. He began drum lessons a few years later once he was old enough for someone to want to teach him, and that’s when it all started. Once Samus reached the age of 14 he had developed a keen interest in double bass drumming and realized that he had learned all he could from his local teacher, so he quit taking lessons and bought Mike Porntoy’s Liquid Drum Theater VHS tape. He has been teaching himself ever since.
Samus now resides in Winnipeg with his wife and is busy attending university classes full-time, while assisting Matt Sotelo with writing and arranging the next Decrepit Birth record. He is also writing new original material and shooting videos for 66Samus every other week.
“These pedals don’t just make me play faster, they give me more feel and control than any other pedal I have tried. They make my feet feel like machine guns. Simple amazing works of art.”
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As a well established Drummer and Engineer, Chris Paxton always seems to get his hands involved in some musicial endevour. Over the past year, Paxton has been performing internationally at venues such as the Olufin Oduduwa Palace (Nigeria), Pepsi Amphitheater (Flagstaff), The Key Club (LA), Great American Music Hall (SF), Electric Factory (Philadelphia) and Rialto Theater (AZ). He has been on 9 International tours over the past 5 years. Other notable gigs include the San Jose Convention Center for Hot Import Nights, Insane Clown Posse’s Mighty Death Pop Tour, Twiztid’s This Way To Hell Tour and other festivals such as the Burning Man and The Gathering of the Juggalos. Paxton has been televised drumming on major networks such as ESPN 2, KOFY and Fuel.TV as well as a consistently expanding online media presence.
In October 2004 Paxton opened Nexus Audio Recording Studio in Oakland, California. As a producer/engineer/drummer, he has worked with artists Indie and Major, spanning across all genres. Since opening his studio, Paxton has become an integral part of the Bay Area music scene constantly releasing albums and helping artist realize their dreams. Some of the most notable music recorded to date is Erk Tha Jerk “Hands Up” and Kreayshawn “Gucci, Gucci”. In addition Paxton recently finished an exciting album with Austin, TX based band Midnight River Choir. It’s becoming more common to see him in other studios and working with established acts.
Paxton’s everyday actions display versatility and commitment to the growth of music. He has aspirations to become one of the major hitters in the music world. You can tell this young man is well rounded, road ready, and able to take on the responsibilities that lie ahead. His knowledge of sound engineering and cutting edge technology, blended with his seamlessly solid drumming truly make him an unstoppable musical force!
Daniel “Trixx” Peabody
Having sparked his passion just before his 4th birthday, Daniel jumped head first into drum lessons acquiring knowledge from not only rock, but jazz techniques as well. Born and raised in the South Bay, Daniel, also referred to as “Trixx,” had many influences growing up. Coming from a family with a strong musical upbringing, and playing with local churches throughout his youth has brought him to where he is today; The hard-hitting backbone to the hard rock band, Generation Sin. Having played lived in front of various audiences since the age of 14, Trixx has only grown with experience and excelled with his passion. Now, at only 22, he knows how to play up his audience and get the crowd going with his exceptional skill and artistic, one of a kind approach through music.
Be sure to follow him and Generation Sin on all Social Media outlets!
Davier Pérez Ortega
With hardcore thrash metal in his veins, Davier Pérez Ortega impulsively injects passion and aggressiveness to a musically progressive mindset. His work in 3 stylistically different projects has made him an intrinsic element of the local Puerto Rican rock/metal scene.
Born in 1988 and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ortega began playing drums at the age of 15. Sharing the stage with bands such as Puya, Malevolent Creation,Misery Index, Black Dahlia Murder, Destruction, Warbringer, Ankla, The Acacia Strain, Job for a Cowboy, Impending Doom, Chimaira, Decrepit Birth, Carnifex, Exodus, Deicide, Trioscapes and August Burns Red.
Ortega has accomplished an LP and a tour to Trinidad and Tobago with thrash metal band Pit Fight Demolition. He is also currently working towards an LP with space rock band Makara, and has generated 2 self-produced music videos and a tour through the lower east coast of the US with progressive/metalcore band The Mirage Theory.
To see more of Davier Pérez Ortega’s work, go to his youtube channel http://youtu.be/xvwpJA47R1U | The Mirage Theory youtube chanel http://youtu.be/lmxWRiFa5dM | Or any of his bands facebook, twitter or bandcamp Makara – www.facebook.com/makaraofficial | http://www.makara.bandcamp.com/ | Pit Fight Demolition – www.facebook.com/PitFightDemolition | The Mirage Theory- www.facebook.com/themiragetheory | www.twitter.com/themiragetheory
For nearly 25 years, Ralph Peterson has been one of the distinctive and recognizable drummers in jazz. His talent and drive as a drummer, composer, arranger and bandleader set him apart as a Master among his peers. Peterson has accomplished the difficult task of keeping a working band (The Fo’tet) together for over 20 years and now features the Soprano Sax work of Greg Osby. The leader has formed a new Sextet featuring some of the brightest young players on the much in the tradition of his mentor and will be recording them in the near future. He also is preparing an exciting organ group called the Unity Project which is dedicated to the music mastery of organist Larry Young. As an educator, Ralph has been on the faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Long Island University, The New School, NJ PAC’S Jazz for teens program, The North Netherlands Conservatory in Holland, Rutgers University, and the Juilliard School of Music. He is now Full Professor at Berklee College of Music, Artist in Residence Prince Claus Conservatory in Holland as well as a clinician and endorser for Mapex Drums, Vic Firth Sticks, Axis Pedals as well as Bosphorus Cymbals, where he will soon be releasing a cymbal line of his own design.
Aaron Pinto is the drummer of Modern thrash metal band ‘Providence’ and deathgrind Gutslit from India.
He was nominated in 2012 & 2014 by Rolling Stone in the BEST METAL DRUMMER category at the Rolling Stone Metal awards.
In under 6 years. he has played countless shows with Providence and Gutslit, and a lot more with Indian acts like Bloodshed, Arquebus, Dravya among many others.
Aaron has toured extensively across India and globally with Providence and Gutslit, playing alongside bands like Megadeth, Fear Factory, Gojira, Misery Index, Immolation, Carcass,Sikth, Fleshgod Apocalypse, EyeHateGod, Brutal Truth, Beheaded, Possessed, Katalepsy, Epicardiectomy,Demonic Ressurection,Bhayanak Maut, Undying INC, Zygnema among many others.
Providence won the best metal album award for their album ‘Vanguard’ at the 2012 Rolling stone metal awards.
In 2014 Gutslit was the first Indian band to play at the Biggest Grind Festival in the world, Obscene Extreme held in Czech Republic.
He is currently working on the 2nd full length albums of Providence and Gutslit. Aaron Is currently endorsed by Meinl Cymbals.
Alexander Pryakhin is an independent drummer from Russia. He was born in 1986, began playing drums at the age of sixteen in school band. At the beginning when he lived in Siberia Barnaul city he took part in black metal bands, such as “DRYADOS”, “BIZZARE KVLT”, “THEOSOPHY”, emo band “MISPA”, metalcore band “MOIRA”. In 2011 Alexander moved to westernmost city of Russia Kaliningrad and joined to chaotichardcore band “KAANT”. Now he also plays in wedding band “HARLEY QUEEN”.
“My experience has shown me that regardless of the music style whether it is blackmetal or pop music, Axis A-L2 is very comfortable for me to use. These pedals in common with ekit provide a unique experience when you are playing. I’m very proud to be part of Axis Percussion family”.
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