SONOR Artist News


SONOR Artist News

SONOR Drums is proud to announce the addition of the newest cats in our Artist Roster:

Nathan Walker (Kerli, Rufio, Lucy Walsh):

Nathan grew up in Northern California and plays drums for over 15 years now. After studying drums for years he eventually move to southern California to start his professional career. Since living in southern California he has played for and toured with Kerli, Lucy Walsh, Rufio, Lit, the Strays to name a few. Currently he plays with Island Def Jam Kerli full time, but continues to play with each of the bands. Check out his myspace profile: 149826172

Charlie Z (Blotted Science, Jordan Rudess):

Charlie Zeleny is a professional NYC Session Drummer who is also a Music Director, Bandleader and Producer. He specializes in all styles of music especially Pop, Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Progressive Metal, Hiphop, Funk & R&B. He has completed a Japan Tour playing duo with Jordan Rudess, keyboardist of Dream Theater and has also performed double drums with master drummer Terry Bozzio on HD Video for The Drum Channel Internet TV Station. Charlie has also played in 35+ US states, on 15+ full length albums and can be seen and heard on MTV, VH1, XM & Sirius Satellite Radio, Oxygen TV, CBS Morning Show and on Tone Maker DJ Ringtone Creator featuring Method Man and Ceelo from Gnarls Barkley. He has opened for national artists Akon, Bowling for Soup, The Blue Oyster Cult, Between the Buried and Me & Bon Jovi. In addition to being a session drummer, Charlie is a member of the internationally acclaimed band Behold the Arctopus signed to Metal Blade Records and Blotted Science with Ron Jarzombek of Spastic Ink and Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse.

Paul Collier (Angelcorpse):

Paul is currently based in St. Louis, MO and began drumming at age five, playing jazz very early on, eventually moving on into more aggressive musical styles. By combining intricate techniques of jazz/fusion with aggressive, modern death metal he is able to apply his style in a powerful live performance as well as the studio. His musical tastes range from classical and jazz, to harsher electronic sounds and extreme metal. Says Paul: “Stylistically my drumming is versatile and can cover many bases and my musical background is diverse, though I prefer and excel in more technical death metal of which I have a large background in. I find this style of drumming to be most challenging both physically and mentally on the kit- daring you to be just as great as you can be.” By drumming in more of an aggressive technical style has included work recording as well as much live work opening for such acts as Nile, Hate Eternal, Deicide, Behemoth, Vital Remains, Cannibal Corpse, Origin, Deeds of Flesh, The Berzerker, and many others in this genre. In 2008 he started working with the band AngelCorpse. They are well established and known in the extreme death metal genre and have set a standard of their own design. Says Paul: “We just completed the successful Militant AntiChrist Tour 2008 in Europe w/ Revenge and Arkhon Infaustus, playing in 10 countries including a headline slot at the open air United Metal Maniacs Festival in Bitterfeld Germany. A west coast US tour was also just finished and was equally well received. New material from AngelCorpse will be recorded shortly and released worldwide on their label Osmose Productions, Paris France. I will continue to develop my playing, for an eventual drumming book/dvd that will focus on independence and linear concepts on the drum kit, advanced dbl. bass concepts, and developing speed and power in extreme drumming situations.”