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    1. PageDaniele Pomo Artist profile for Italian SONOR artist Daniele Pomo (Ranestrane, Educator)
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    3. PageNeill Ettridge Artist profile for SONOR endorser Neill Ettridge (Mango Groove)
    4. PageRoberto Bianchetti SONOR Artist Profile: Roberto Bianchetti (CH)
    5. PageTal Bergman Artist profile for SONOR artist Tal Bergman
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    1. PageSONOR France welcomes new artist Christian Grassart SONOR France welcomes artist Christian Grassart (Black Ops) to the roster of endorsers!
    2. PageGary Ingraffia Joins Sonor Sonor is proud to welcome Gary Ingraffia who is taking on the role of Sonor U.S. Product Manager. Gary is a music industry veteran with over 22 years of drum business related experience.
    3. PageSONOR DAYS Ticket Shop online! Ticket Shop SONOR DAYS 2014 online
    4. PageSwedish Drummer visited SONOR to pick up his SQ² kit! Swedish Drummer Björn "Binge" Inge (November, Marran) visited SONOR Germany to personally pick up his new SQ² Drumkit
    5. PageSONOR Canada presents: The Benny Greb ProLite Experience Tour 2013 The Benny Greb Prolite Experience Tour - Eastern Canada 2013
    6. PageSONOR Days 2014 announced SONOR Days 2014 announced
    7. PageSONOR Press Release: New Gavin Harrison "Protean" Signature Snare Drums The SONOR Gavin Harrison "Protean" Signature Snare is offered in two sizes, 14" x 5.25" and 12" x 5". They are made from 6-ply, hand-selected Birch featuring a timeless Silky Black finish which is offset by white-shell hardware underlays.
    8. PageSONOR Press Release: New SoundWire Models The snare wires were developed along with the new Gavin Harrison “Protean” Signature Snare Drum and Gavin himself designed these special 8-strand snare wire configurations for 12” and 14” Snare Drums.
    9. PageSONOR congratulates Vic Firth Press News: SONOR congratulates Vic Firth on his 50th business jubilee.
    10. PagePerfect Balance Pedal Update After the first production run of the new "Perfect Balance Pedal designed by Jojo Mayer" was shipped we received great feedback from all over the world. Unfortunately, we have also received concerns from consumers about few technical dysfunctions, which we have immediately addressed with our R&D department in order to improve the product. Herewith we would like to update you about these topics.
    11. PageUpdates from the road - Perfect Balance Tour We are posting updates and pictures from the Jojo Mayer Perfect Balance Tour frequently on our facebook profile. Like us and see what's happening on the road!! Next stop: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Czech Republic.
    12. PageSONOR Company Welcomes New Employee On November 1st 2012, Kristin Weimann joins the SONOR Co. as product manager for SONOR Orff and Percussion instruments.
    13. PageSONOR at Brazil Expomusic 2012 Our brazilian distribution partner Habro has attended this year's Brazil Expomusic show, highlighting all 2012 SONOR product news, including ProLite and the Perfect Balance by Jojo Mayer pedal.
    14. PageVinnie Fiorello and Less Than Jake Europe Tour Vinnie Fiorello and Less Than Jake Europe Tour. For all you Less Than Jake fans, Vinnie and the guys are embarking on a european tour this fall / winter.
    15. PageWorldwide JOJO MAYER Perfect Balance Workshop Tour announced SONOR proudly presents: Jojo Mayer on tour with his brandnew Perfect Balance Pedal! This fall / winter 2012, he will perform a 3 month workshop tour with his new pedal, taking him to 17 countries!
    16. PageSONOR welcomes The Kooks' Alexis Nunez SONOR is proud to announce the signing of Alexis Nunez, drummer for UK based indie-rock band The Kooks. The Kooks released the album Junk Of The Heart, their third following 2006′s number 2 UK chart album Inside In/Inside Out and 2008′s number 1 Konk, end of 2011.
    17. PageNew lacquering booth installed! SONOR has installed a new water-sprinkled lacquering booth at the headquarter. All Drum Shells and Wood Hoops in need of that exclusive High Gloss finish are being lacquered in the booth, which takes a couple of steps before that typical SONOR quality is reached.
    18. PageJOHNNY FAY joins the SONOR artist roster! SONOR is pleased to welcome Johnny Fay, renowned drummer of “The Tragically Hip” to the International Artist Roster. Often referred to as “The Hip”, the band formed in 1983, and have spent the last 29 years at the forefront of the Canadian music industry while releasing 12 studio albums, two live albums, and 46 singles. Nine of their albums shot to #1 in Canada along with earning 14 Juno Awards including.
    19. PageCharlie Zeleny releases Drumageddon Manhattan: The Ultimate Drum Solo Video via YouTube Virtuoso Drum Solo Artist Charlie Zeleny releases the much anticipated Drumageddon Manhattan as the follow up to the critically acclaimed Drumageddon Brooklyn drum solo video. Drumageddon Manhattan: The Ultimate Drum Solo Video (a.k.a. Drummer Solos All Times Square NYC in One Take) is viewable after Thursday May 24th, 2012 at 12 Noon EST via his YouTube channel.
    20. PageUS SONOR dealers Rej Troup and Daniel Grabski from Dale's Drum Shop visit the Factory On May 21, US SONOR dealers Rej Troup and Daniel Grabski from Dale's Drum Shop based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania visited the SONOR Factory in Bad Berleburg. Dale's Drum Shop is one of the biggest pro drum stores in the United States, Certified Plus SONOR dealer and has worked with SONOR drums for many years.
    21. PageSONOR welcomes Andy Robertson ANDY ROBERTSON started off working with Siobhan Donaghy from "The Sugababes" which is where he met Marlon Roudette from "Mattafix". He did 2 albums with Donaghy and then toured with Morcheeba for 4 years doing 2 world tours and the album "Blood like Lemonade". He is now a proud member of Marlon Roudette's band, who has released his first solo album "Matta Fixed" in 2012.
    22. PageSONOR at this year's Musikmesse Another huge success was SONOR's this years Musikmesse participation. The international trade show for musical instruments took place in March, welcoming thousands of music enthusiasts. Besides displaying news that were already shown at this years Winter NAMM show in January, some brandnew highlights were displayed, too. On Saturday, the booth was surrounded by hundreds of people that waited in line for their signed copy of the SONOR "GlobalBeat" newspaper. SONOR artists Noby Lehmann (Rhythmtalk), Jojo Mayer (Nerve), Mikkey Dee (Motörhead), Michael Wolpers (Independent), René Cremers and Wim De Vries (Drumbassadors), Dennis Poschwatta (Guano Apes), Chris Coleman (NKOTB), Emmanuelle Caplette (Independent) and Florian Alexandru-Zorn (Independent) were on site to sign.
    23. PageRyan Jenkinson is now playing with "Reverend & the Makers" The Sheffield band, fronted by John McClure (aka The Reverend) have released two albums so far – "The State Of Things", (which reached the UK’s top five) and "A French Kiss In The Chaos". They return with the as yet untitled third album, which features Youth (The Verve, Killing Joke, Primal Scream, The Charlatans) and James Dring/Jason Cox (Gorillaz) on production duties. With the album set to be released in Spring a full UK/Euro tour will be announced shortly afterwards
    24. PageSONOR @ NAMM Show 2012! Photo and Video Highlights from SONOR at the recent Winter NAMM Show 2012 in Anaheim, CA, USA.
    25. PageTomas Haake and Meshuggah to release new Album Members of ZAPPA, FEAR FACTORY, FORBIDDEN, LIT, SERJ TANKIAN/JULIETTE LEWIS, ALL SHALL PERISH, HAMMERFALL, MALEVOLENT CREATION, WORLD UNDER BLOOD, and representatives from DRUM! Magazine, Bass Player Magazine, Ibanez Guitars, Warwick Basses, Vic Firth, Sabian, Sonor, Evans, Shure Microphones, Toon Track, Line 6, Scion and others were among those present at the MESHUGGAH Listening Party. The evening’s guests were the first people in North America to hear the ten new tracks that comprise MESHUGGAH’s eighth studio album, KOLOSS.
    26. PageDUAL GLIDE SYSTEM Snare Strainer Mechanism A new and innovative Snare Mechanism is now incorporated into the new Prolite Series, as well as the SQ² and Artist Series snare drums. The new strainer mechanism features a technically perfected snare wire engage-and-release system, along with great adjustability and a solid look and feel.
    27. PageLatino Conga and Bongo Finish Updates Our Latino series Wood and Fiberglas Congas and Bongos are now being offered in one new finish each. The professional latin percussion instruments are equipped with traditional rims and selected bufallo skins.
    28. PagePower Belt for Kids By popular demand SONOR introduces the new Power Belt for Marching Snare Drums, specially designed for kids and youths. A strap stabilizes the drum for maximum strength during marching.
    29. PageRotating Guiro Mount Our new Guiro Holder virtually holds every Guiro available. The rotating mount - easily attached to standard rods - allows the holder and Guiro to be mounted vertical or horizontal.
    30. PagePhonic Re-Issue Snare Drums By popular demand, SONOR proudly re-introduces two Heavy Weights of the early 1980's - the famous Phonic D 516 and D 515 Snare Drums. Famed and favored by SONOR Vintage geeks around the globe, they are a true re-issue of the earlier models.
    31. PageNew Cajon Line released SONOR is proud to introduce its All-New Cajon Line made in Germany, consisting of 5 exciting new models and two very innovative new Cajon Pads.
    32. PageProLite Snare Drum Models The all-new Made in Germany ProLite Series is the peak of Sonor’s State-of-the-art "stock" drum line. ProLite offers the famous Vintage Maple shell which became a trademark around the globe with the former “Delite” series, and at the same time, because of its unique, outstanding Sound, it is the top-selling shell construction in Sonor’s Flagship Series: SQ².
    33. PageQuick Setup Bass Drum Stand Our new stand for bass drums combines super-quick setup and tear down without bothering with too many locking devices. Simply set up the stand and adjust the height lock only once. To tear down, fold the stand and you are ready to go. Fits bass drums up to 16" shell depth.
    34. PageNew Glockenspiel Bags There will be new glockenspiel bags available in three different sizes. They are made from sturdy and water resistant material. The glockenspiel can be fixed inside with an elastic strap and there is storage for mallets and accidentals.
    35. PageNew Glockenspiels introduced Mouse Glockenspiel C-major This is an update of our bestselling ToySound product, the mouse glockenspiel. Mini Mouse Glockenspiel G-major pentatonic It can be used for improvising freely – it always sounds good, dissonance is impossible.
    36. PageFSC® certified Primary Series Starting in January, all Xylophones and Metallophones of the Primary line will contain an information card, giving customers an overview about the tasks and the point of the FSC™.
    37. PageWishbone Ash Drummer Joe Crabtree Develops Drum and Music Software Best known for his drumming with UK classic rock legend Wishbone Ash, Joe Crabtree has developed new and exciting software for the drummer and musician. Crabtree, who has been creating music software for a number of years, is excited to introduce the RhythMachine, OctopuSequencer, Pyramid and PolyNome.
    38. PageStudents from the Schwäbisch Gmünd Pedagogical University visit SONOR On December 14 and 15, students of the PH Schwäbisch Gmünd (pedagogical university), along with their tutor Johannes Wittmann, visited the SONOR manufacturing plant in Bad Berleburg Aue. The young women were part of a study group, winning one of the 1st prizes in the SONOR Orff Composition & Arrangement Challenge with their creative arrangement of the Gerswhin tune “I got rhythm”.
    39. PageFrench "Trophée SONOR 2011" contest big success! It took place October 29th and 30th in the Theatre of Semur en Auxois, France, as usual, and gathered an enthusiastic audience (more than 700 people). The jury was composed of 4 well-known and highly respected drummers. Timings were perfect (no delay.) Competitors were about 160.
    40. PageSONOR on the ExpoMusic 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brazil Strike Music did not only exhibit the new Drum lines but also gave the audience the opportunity to listen to the SONOR sound and learn more about it’s history. Local drummers performed on a stage at the booth and talked with the audience about SONOR’s history, quality and uniqueness.
    41. PageOnline Interview with Managing Director Karl-Heinz Menzel SONOR's Managing Director Karl-Heinz Menzel was recently interviewed by, talking about his history with SONOR and lots more.
    42. PageUS SONOR dealer Sam Galizia visit the Factory On July 20, US SONOR dealer Sam Galizia from Sam I Am Studios based in Northville, Michigan visited the SONOR Factory in Bad Berleburg. Sam I Am Studios is the largest certified SONOR German-made drum dealer in the United States and has worked exclusively with SONOR drums for many years.
    43. PageNathan Walker and LIT in the studio Here's an update from Nathan Walker and LIT!! Please check out and sign up for a free mp3 of, "Miserable 2011". Also, hear and see a new song from Lit called, "You Tonight" the demo version.
    44. PageNew Quick Release Tambourine The Tambourine offers an ergonomically shaped handle and 14 pairs of jingles. Available models with brass jingles offer a deep and warm sound, whereas optional models with steel jingles cut through clear and brilliant.
    45. PageSONOR welcomes VINNIE FIORELLO from "Less Than Jake" SONOR Drums is proud to announce the latest addition to their roster and gives a warm welcome to Vinnie Fiorello from "Less Than Jake"!
    46. PageGavin Harrison to be featured in new iDrum Magazine! iDrum Magazine represents a new age in drum journalism and is the very first, and only, truly interactive online magazine devoted to drummers and percussionists worldwide. iDrum utilises all the available digital technologies so that you can easily navigating your way through all the latest drum news, reviews and interviews. Issue 1 kicks things off splendidly with an inspiring interview with SONOR Artist Gavin Harrison.
    47. PageModern Drummer Festival 2011 Offering one of the most exciting and diverse lineups of top drummers and drumming ever presented at the event, Modern Drummer magazine has announced that the 21st edition of the world-famous Modern Drummer Festival™ is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 21, 2011, in the Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. The one-day event features a performance by SONOR Artist Jeff "Tain" Watts (Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett), amongst other drummers.
    48. PageSONOR Beech Infinite the house kit at this year's CROATIAN DISCOGRAPHY AWARDS Porin is the most prestigious discography award in Croatia established in 1993 and is covering all musical ranges from pop to rock, ethno, jazz and classical music. Furthermore it is also the most important national award for artists, with professional musicians, composers, music editors, music producers, arrangers and critics being nominated.
    49. PageApril 2011 Update ORFF NEWS: Winners of first Orff Composition and Arrangement Challenge announced!
    50. PageModern Drummer Festival 2011 The Modern Drummer Festival is one of the world's longest-running and most successful drumming events, and the 2011 edition occurs during Modern Drummer magazine's 35th Anniversary year-bringing together drummers, drum enthusiasts, and drum company representatives from across the United States and around the world.
    51. PageSONOR at this year's Frankfurt Musikmesse The SONOR Booth is located in Hall 3.0, Booth # E 53. SONOR will exhibit all educational products surrounded by Media and Publishing Companies in Hall 3.1, Booth # D 65. In a silent and smooth atmosphere new products and pedagogic / educational concepts will be introduced.
    52. PageGerman SONOR Dealer visit the Factory On February 28, another delegation of German retail partners visited the SONOR factory in Bad Berleburg-Aue, accompanied by our regional sales reps. During the factory tour the retailers got detailed inside view in our production process, all the way to Quality assurance. Furthermore, besides product seminars for all our product ranges, lots of information about the German market could be shared.
    53. PageSONOR honors "Distributor of the Year" During the recent NAMM Show held in Anaheim, CA, USA, SONOR honored MG Music, long time distribution partner from Jakarta, Indonesia. The annual award is based on the distributor’s overall performance in sales and marketing, as well as achievements in special activities in their domestic market.
    54. PageBeech is back - the new ASCENT Series! The brand new SONOR Ascent Series marks the revival of the famous Beech Shell construction that has been a trademark of SONOR throughout the decades. Equipped with the latest features and technology, the Ascent Series is the perfect symbiosis between the SONOR Select Force and S Classix Series of drum sets
    55. PageNew exciting Models added to the Armoni line of Cymbals Well known and highly anticipated for its incredible price-/performance ratio, the handmade Turkish SONOR Armoni Cymbal line has been extended by a range of thicker Rock Model Cymbals and two Fx Crash Models on popular demand.
    56. PageComfort-Line Walnut Finish After the successful introduction of SONOR’s lightest Bass Drum ever in 2010, SONOR is proud to add a new attractive new walnut cover finish by popular demand.
    57. PageNew ESSENTIAL FORCE Series The new SONOR Essential Force Series is designed for advanced drummers not willing to sacrifice their musical freedom. Five preconfigured sets and 15 individual components offer unlimited possibilities for a drummer’s individual configuration.
    58. PageNew SELECT FORCE SERIES The SONOR Select Force Series is the pinnacle of the new Force range. The Select Series is a set for every drummer: designed especially for advanced and semi-professional drummers, Select Force drum sets can also be an interesting alternative for professional drummers.
    59. PageStart Smart! New SMART FORCE and SMART FORCE XTEND Series The SONOR Smart Force Series – designed especially for beginners at an uncompromisingly attractive price. Extremely interesting for all up-and-coming rockers, jazz cats, enthusiasts of metal or the blues … or any drummer who’s looking for a drum set that is sturdy, yet versatile
    60. PageNew Marching Cymbal Holder SONOR’s latest addition to the Marching accessory line, the new cymbal holder ZM 6556, will enable Marching Drummers to combine cymbal sounds with their music. Two flexible Wing Nuts make the mounting fast and easy – within seconds, it is attached to the tuning screws.
    61. PageSONOR to launch Steve Smith Signature Snare Drum Steve Smith, one of the world’s greatest drummers, has been endorsing SONOR Drums for more then 30 years – more than just a good reason to celebrate with the Steve Smith Signature Snare Drum Model that will be added to the growing Signature Snare Drum line. Steve and the SONOR engineers created a true masterpiece that is dedicated to Sound, features, design and most of all, Steve’s input.
    62. PageDanny Carey and Phil Rudd Snare Drums Update Both, the Danny Carey (TOOL) and the Phil Rudd (AC/DC) Signature Snare Drum are now being equipped with the completely new designed Snare action strainer. Made out of high quality material, SONOR’s smooth running snare action strainer stands for precise and constant function in every occasion.
    63. PageNew exciting Finishes added to the Delite Series The brilliant acoustic is not the only highlight of SONOR’s Delite Series that has been the choice of drummers all around the globe, no matter what style of music they play, and for all kinds of different occassions. You also have a choice of 13 extraordinary high-gloss finishes to choose from. Thanks to intensive and repeated spraying and polishing, our finishes offer unique intensity and depth of color.
    64. PageArtist Signing Session @ Winter NAMM Show For the Signing Session, a Signing poster has been arranged by Hohner Inc. The dates and artists will be announced in SONOR’s January e-Newsletter (send out to about 1400 consumers and all relevant drum magazines), in the news and event section of, SONOR Drums facebook and twitter profile in the first week of January, latest Jan. 6, 2011.
    65. PageSONOR welcomes Leah Shapiro from BRMC! SONOR is proud to announce the latest addition to its artist family and welcomes Leah Shapiro from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club! On the band’s current world tour that finishes off in December in the UK, Leah plays a 1980 HiLite Exclusive Kit with 22” Bass Drum, 13” Tom Tom and 16” Floor Tom – all Heavy Maple construction.
    66. PageBenny Greb Snare Drum Promo Video! Some of you followers might don’t know yet, but we have added a Promotion Video for our latest product, the Benny Greb Signature Snare Drum on our YouTube channel.
    67. PageNew education book 'Ring, sing & play' out now The brand new „Ring, sing & play“ is an instruction and resource book for using SONOR chime bars to enhance creative music making through games, improvisations, movement activities and Orff orchestrations. It contains playing advice and many ideas for games and activities using the chime bars, as well as orchestrations & lyric sheets.
    68. PageBenny Greb Signature Snare Drum to hit drum market Benny favors Beech, and that’s what gives the drum its transparency, warmth and a wide tuning range with a fat sound. The special shell size – 13” in diameter and 5.75” in depth is the outcome of experimenting with the primary snare drum he has used over the years, a 13x6.5”, with alternative depths of 5” and 5.5”. The beautiful outer veneer is Scandinavian Birch that adds a timeless look to the drum. But it wouldn’t be Benny without adding something very special. The personalized Benny Greb badge shows his unique “Cartoon-head”, and a soft rubber ring is being applied to the shell.
    69. PageSONOR welcomes Florian Alexandru-Zorn His book “Die Kunst des Besenspiels”, published on Alfred, has become a Standard and brought not only national but also international acknowledgement. Florian soon after started giving workshops all over Europe and played with artist such as Jost Nickel, Steve Smith, to name but a few. In 2010 Florian’s new Playalong Book “Realtime Jazzplayalongs“ will be launched, and is invited to the upcoming Winter NAMM Show to perform. Florian uses a Force 3007 Jungle Setup, as well as a SQ2 Series setup for live and studio recordings.
    70. PageSutherland Trading visited SONOR Together with SONOR’s distribution partner from Great Britain, “Sutherland Trading, 9 important retailers visited the SONOR facility from September 12th to 14th 2008 in Bad Berleburg, Aue / Germany.
    71. PageSONOR introduces "Beech Infinite" Special Edition Drumset Engineered and Manufactured in the SONOR factory in Bad Berleburg-Aue, Germany, the limited run unites State-Of-The-Art Quality, Craftsmanship, Sound, and a compelling new lacquering process that nobody has done before in the drum industry. In a complex lacquering process, all of the “Beech Infinite” shells are finished with a special “SoftTouch” paint by hand. The result is a unique, velvet-like shell surface. Available SoftTouch finishes are “Crème Lacquer” and Black.
    72. PageExciting new Cajon Models introduced! SONOR is proud to announce the introduction of innovative new Cajon models to it’s Percussion / Education product line!
    73. PageSamantha Maloney with new Band!! Longtime SONOR Artist Samantha Maloney, who has played with Motley Crüe and Hole during her career, just reported her newest band she is with. Besides still rocking the LA area with the Chelsea Girls, she joined Billy Ray Cyrus new band “Brother Clyde”, releasing their first self-titled debut album August 10.
    74. PageCoast Music launches new SONOR CANADA website In addition to connecting drummers to Sonor’s worldwide web presence, the new Sonor Canada website will have a dedicated focus on Canadian content as it relates to News and Events, Canadian Artists, Clinics and Product offers exclusive to the Canadian market. The new website will also feature a Sonor dealer locator, and offers the opportunity for drummers to upload and share their Sonor set-ups online with other drummers.
    75. PageSONOR Drums reviews A SONOR “5-Star Review” of a Birch SQ2 Snare Drum can be found in the current July Issue of UK magazine Rhythm.
    76. PageSONOR stages first big Orff challenge As worldwide market leader in the Orff segment, SONOR has been very active in the field of musical education for pedagogues of all kinds since the 1950s. In May 2010 the inaugural SONOR Composition Challenge for Orff Instruments has started. Aspiring composers of elemental music from various countries can submit their original songs or arrangements of existing songs.
    77. PageBritain's got Talent with SONOR! 13-year old Kieran Gaffney was THE drummer on UK TV show Britain’s got Talent everybody raved about – he made the third place (Congrats!!) and is featured on the live tour that is travelling throughout the UK.
    78. PageSONOR Days Homepage updated Our SONOR Days Event Homepage was updated with new pictures, videos and press articles. Also, if you want to leave a comment to tell us what you liked most (or didn’t!) – post a message in the guestbook.
    79. PageSONOR supports the Karuzela Cooltury 2010 Event We are proud to announce that SONOR partners with the Karuzela Cooltury Event that will take place July 17 to 20, 2010. The festival is one of the biggest of its kind in Poland, drawing hundred of thousands visitors from all over Europe.
    80. PageFirst SONOR Days Festival big success! Two days of Rhythm and Music - more than 5,000 Visitors witnessed the first SONOR Days Festival hosted May 29 & 30, 2010. The program offered a vast variety of Performances and Masterclasses of international renowned Artists. A high number of foreign visitors showed that the festival was truly an international get-together of SONOR fans. Visitors from North America to Japan, as well as all parts of Europe visited Europe’s unique festival.
    81. PageModern Drummer 2010 Poll revealed! They did it again. Modern Drummer Magazine has asked their readers to vote for their favourite drummers.
    82. PageInternational Distributors visit SONOR On 22nd and 23rd of March, Distribution-Representatives from 21 different countries came together for a Meeting at SONORs headquarter in Bad Berleburg-Aue, Germany. 50 people took the chance to get an inside view of SONORs current Manufacturing Technology in Orff-, Drum-, Percussion- and Marching-products.
    83. PageSONOR Percussion goes YouTube! Check out our new YouTube Channel featuring SONOR’s percussion world. The first video features our artist Néne Vásquez (Shakira, Celia Cruz) and the new 2010 Premium Cajon Model.
    84. PageSONOR DAYS 2010 Festival Ticketshop online now! Tickets are available online immediately. Please note that you either need a verified PayPal Account (free registration under or a credit card.
    85. PageGerman SONOR Dealer visit the Factory On March 15, another delegation of German retail partners visited the SONOR factory in Bad Berleburg-Aue, accompanied by our regional sales reps. During the factory tour the retailers got detailed inside view in our production process, all the way to Quality assurance.
    86. PageSONOR Days 2010 Festival Information SONOR is proud to announce its first own Company Festival – the SONOR DAYS 2010 on May 29 and 30, 2010. Without a doubt, this is probably Europe’s largest event of its kind incorporating Artist Workshops & Masterclasses, Concerts, Factory Tours, Family Fun and off course the chance for everybody to get their hand on SONOR’s drum, percussion, education and marching products – including some very rare vintage products from the company’s 135 year history!
    87. PageMarching 2010 After more than 2 years of development SONOR is proud to introduce the all-new Marching Bass Drum Series “Comfort-Line”, most likely the lightest Marching Bass Drums in the world!
    88. PageNew Premium Cajon Models New for 2010 are three new Premium Cajon Models with a new snare strainer mechanism. With our new Snare mechanism that is placed at the side of the Cajon you can easily tune the snare sound just as you want it!
    89. PageSONOR Drums Canada presents Chris Sutherland in Clinic In this Live and Interactive Clinic, Chris will perform to musical selections of various styles and discuss what it takes to make it as a musician in today's competitive music market. The audience will be involved in an interactive demonstration. Topics will include music listening and appreciation, rehearsal techniques, how to chart songs, attitude, etiquette, and having the right gear to be prepared for the gig.
    90. PageReinhard Schwarzinger visits Sonor We recently hosted our Austrian Endorser Reinhard Schwarzinger here at the factory in Aue, Germany. Reinhard is currently in production for his new (and first!) educational Drum DVD and he combined the factory visit with filming parts of the drum production.
    91. PageNew Force 3007 Rock Setup Modern Drummer Review Current November issue of the Modern Drummer Magazine includes a nice review of our new Force 3007 Rock Set. The person in charge of the review was Anthony Riscica and he did a very detailed test on the kit.
    92. PageDerek Roddy to release Blast Beats DVD SONOR artist Derek Roddy (Serpent’s Rise) will release his first DVD “Blast Beats Evolved” on Hudson Music in November! With Blast Beats Evolved, extreme metal master Derek Roddy has created the definitive educational document on contemporary extreme drumming and modern metal styles.
    93. PageSONOR welcomes Aaron Harris from Isis! We are proud to announce Aaron Harris from Los Angeles based band “Isis” being the latest addition to our worldwide family of artists. Aaron has been playing Sonor Drums for a while now before actually got signed in October. He currently plays a Birdseye Maple Designer kit – for the upcoming European Tour he and his guys are heading to in a couple of days he will be using an S Classix (Scandinavian Birch) Kit in Walnut Roots.
    94. PageExclusive Steve Smith Myspace Blog Steve Smith currently travels in Europe for the 2009 part of the 30th Anniversary tour that mainly happens in Italy, besides a clinic in Germany, and Poland. You can find all of the dates in our Event Calendar Section. Check out our MySpace blog that features an exclusive tour blog from Steve, more will be added throughout the tour.
    95. PageUK Endorser Rob Brian guest teacher in UK "Rhythm" magazine Sonor drummer Rob Brian has been asked to be one of the guest teacher's on the cover VCD for the UK drum magazine 'Rhythm'! His second lesson on 'flams' appears in this months issue 169.
    96. PageSONOR Drums on MySpace! We recently opened up the official international SONOR Drums MySpace profile. You are all invited to join the community, get friends online and find out the latest blog and dates of SONOR artists!
    97. PageSONOR launches AC/DC's Phil Rudd Signature Snare Drum Model! In 2009, SONOR and Phil started to work on a new Signature Model that is all about Phil’s sound, and at the same time celebrating the 30+ years of relationship. The Snare Drum is based on Phil’s all-time favourite Snare Drum, the SONOR Horst Link Signature Brass model, while adding exciting new features and face.
    98. PageSONOR launches AC/DC's Phil Rudd Special Edition Drum Kit! SONOR is proud to announce that the kit will be launched with the introduction of Phil’s new Signature Model Snare Drum. The kit purely is all about Phil’s setup he uses since the “Stiff upper Lip” and the most recent “Black Ice” World Tour. A 22” x 18” Bass Drum (without Tom Mount), 13” x 13” Tom Tom, along with a 16” x 18” and 18” x 18” Floor Tom produce a fat, intimidating sound that cuts through easily.
    99. PageMike Marsh to play Letterman Show with the Avett Brothers 9/28 SONOR artist Mike Marsh (Dashboard Confessional) just played the Letterman Show September 28 with folk-rock band “The Avett Brothers” – the band named “The artist to Watch of 2009” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Their latest album, “I and Love and You” was just released yesterday, September 29.
    100. PageScott Logsdon visits SONOR Germany On September 29, SONOR proudly hosted visitor Scott Logsdon from the United States at the factory in Bad Berleburg-Aue. Scott is not only a longtime SONOR fan, but also is he the one and only gentleman that runs the SONOR Museum Website, a site fully dedicated to our drums and the fans worldwide.
    101. PageDanny Carey Drum Clinic 09-19-09 Review A long-time loyal SONOR dealer, Explorer's owner Wes Faulconer brought together influential SONOR artist Danny Carey of Tool, along with the creative genius of Terry Bozzio and tabla master Aloke Dutta.
    102. PageAustrian dealers visited SONOR in Germany Together with SONOR’s sales representive 8 Austrian retailers visited the SONOR facility in Germany from 13th to 15th of September. During their stay they could inform themselves during a factory tour about all details and manufacturing steps from raw material to final quality inspection.
    103. Page30 Seconds To Mars new album coming!!! Following up on their incredibly successful sophomore release, A Beautiful Lie, multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars are hard at work on their highly anticipated upcoming record, “THIS IS WAR” (EMI’s Virgin Records) set to hit on November 24th. The album was produced by Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails), Steve Lillywhite (The Rolling Stones, U2) and Thirty Seconds To Mars.
    104. PageSQ² Configurator in French French language was recently added to our SQ² Configurator > <. Besides English, German and Japanese, French is the next big step to internationalize the highly successful and all-custom SQ² Series and the associated SQ² Configurator.
    105. PageReorientation: No participation at the Frankfurt Musikmesse Instead of investing global marketing resources into multiple international trade shows which do not reach all customer segments, the SONOR company has made a decision to diversify its marketing activities and investments to more closely engage musicians and enthusiasts. This change is consistent with the company’s vision of becoming a partner in everyone’s musical life.
    106. PageDrumbassadors featured in Slagwerkkrant magazine Look out for the current issue (#153 September-October) of dutch drum magazine “SLAGWERKKRANT” that features an interview with SONOR artists René Creemers and Wim de Vries, better known as the DRUMBASSADORS!
    107. PageSONOR artists win big in Benelux Readers Poll! The readers have chosen. Dutch magazine Slagwerkkrant and leading Benelux drummer website reached out to readers to find out who the best of the best is in different categories. SONOR is proud to announce that we got our artists covered big time.
    108. PageZebrahead Video online! Our SONOR artist Ed Udhus with his pals from Zebrahead just got back home to the US from a successful tour in Europe – playing most of the major festivals in Germany, the UK, besides concerts all over Europe.
    109. PageProject Independent teams up with SONOR Drums We are proud to announce our newest collaboration with the World’s Only Independent Metal Showcase – “PROJECT INDEPENDENT”. On all of their showcases they will use SONOR Drums and Hardware exclusively.
    110. PageMike Lasaponara - Nocturnal Me - Website Update Dave Melillo, Jeff Czum and Mikey Lasaponara (ex-Cute Is What We Aim For) have formed a new band called Nocturnal Me as reported recently.
    111. PageJeff "Tain" Watts on the cover of MD! Modern Jazz Master and longtime SONOR endorser Jeff “Tain” Watts is on the cover of this month’s (October Issue) of Modern Drummer. Tain talks about his work, his tunes, his technique.
    112. PageDrumbassadors DVD Recording Party On October 19, 2009 – 8 PM in Breda, Holland, René Creemers and Wim de Vries (better known as the Drumbassadors) will perform a very unique concert. The performance will be recorded live for their upcoming DVD, to be released on Hudson.
    113. PageJojo Mayer heads to MySpace Jojo Mayer and Nerve just launched their MySpace site You can also get Nerve Music (check out their current album “Prohibited Beats”!!!) through iTunes, which is connected with Jojo’s website.
    114. PageNew Force 3007 Rock Setup Review! UK website MusicRadar has a nice review of our new Force 3007 Rock Setup online. The person in charge of the review was Geoff Nichols who also writes for UK Rhythm magazine and he did a very detailed test on the kit.
    115. PageJOST NICKEL hits #1 with JAN DELAY!!!!! Big Congratulations go to SONOR artist family member Jost Nickel that just landed a straight #1 album on German Music charts with Hamburg based artist “Jan Delay”. The album is called “Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Soul” (I won’t try and translate in English here….) and Jost currently spends his time with Jan Delay on festival stages in Europe.
    116. PageSONOR artist NEAL SMITH on cover of NY Times NY Times issue of August 26 had our artist NEAL SMITH (Cyrus Chestnut) on the cover. The report was all about his recent recording for a live album at Smalls in Greenwich Village he did, with the support of Dezron Douglas on bass and Mulgrew Miller on piano.
    117. PageTOMMY CLUFETOS enters stage with OZZY OSBOURNE at BLIZZCON! Longtime Sonor artist family member TOMMY CLUFETOS (Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent) just finished playing a 10-song set with OZZY OSBOURNE at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California as part of the closing ceremonies at BlizzCon!
    118. PageCIWWAF's Mike Lasaponara Band News This just in: Sonor artist family member Mike Lasaponara (Cute is what we aim for) has a new band to talk about. “Nocturnal me” was started by Mike and two more CIWWAF band members.
    119. PageRAMMSTEIN Tour... Countdown! The tour is getting closer and closer – in about two months Rammstein will enter stages again! Off course, Christoph “Doom” Schneider is operating the drums, and for the first time during the tour, he will play SONOR Drums live.
    120. PageDanny Carey to play Explorers Percussion 25th Anniversary Event! On September 19th 2009 Explorers Percussion is proud to host the 25th Anniversary Event featuring SONOR’s Danny Carey (Tool / Pigmy Love Circus / Volto!), besides Terry Bozzio and Tabla-Master Aloke Dutta.
    121. PageSteve Smith Italian clinic tour confirmed! We are proud to announce that Steve Smith will be going to Italy in October to perform clinics, hosted by NOTAK MUSIC SOLUTION and powered by our distribution company, EKO MUSIC. He will also perform on his 30th Anniversary Drum Kit that was developed by Steve Smith and the engineering team at the SONOR factory in Germany.
    122. PagePASIC 2009 confirmed! As announced recently at, Sonor artists to perform at this year’s show are Jack De Johnette (Jazz Great), Benny Greb (Jerobeam, Clinician) and Tobias Ralph (Defunkt). Not only we’re happy to hear that three of our artists have made it on the line up for one of the biggest drum show in North America, but also that we got three very unique family members over there.
    123. PageMike Lasaponara about his Sonor love Cute Is What We Aim For’s Mike Lasaponara talks about his SONOR passion and plays along to “Doctor” (from their recent album “Rotation”) in this new video, using a Force 3007 Maple kit in Smooth Red Burst.
    124. PagePorcupine Tree to launch new album! Porcupine Tree’s (with SONOR artist Gavin Harrison) new album “The Incident” will see daylight on September 14th, 2009. The album is a 2-disc set, the first disc containing the 55 minute title track / song cycle, and the second CD featuring 4 shorter pieces. There will be 3 editions of the album; a standard 2 CD set, a deluxe edition (contents to be confirmed), and a double vinyl version.
    125. PageCanadian dealers visited SONOR in Germany In cooperation with SONOR distribution partner Coast Music Montreal 15 retailers from all of Canada visited the SONOR facility in Germany. During their stay they could inform themselves during a factory tour about all details and manufacturing steps from raw material to final quality inspection.
    126. PageAnthony Michelli performs with Steve Koven Trio Pianist Steve Koven, drummer Anthony Michelli and bassist Rob Clutton make up this Canadian trio, formed in Toronto in 1993. The trio has played all of the major jazz festivals, working with such well known artist as T.S Monk and John Pizzarelli all over the world. Since 1997, this jazz triumvirate have released several albums featuring original compositions and classics in the genre.
    127. PageNEW ARTIST: Dashboard Confessional's MIKE MARSH Mike is a world-renowned rock drummer from Miami, FL. He is best known for his work in south Florida’s DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, as his drumming has been featured on all albums and subsequent tours. Notable releases include Dashboard’s platinum-selling MTV Unplugged CD/DVD and the studio follow-up “Dusk and Summer”.
    128. PageSONOR @ LIMS ? London, UK, June 11-14 SONOR Drums has been part of the recent LIMS – the London International Music Show – that took place June 11 to 14 in London at the “ExCeL” Docklands exhibition center. With a booth on the show floor displaying the latest 2009 News, Saturday saw Steve Smith (Vital Information, Journey, Jazz Great) performing live in front of more than 400 enthusiastic drummers.
    129. PageRob Brian playing on the new Siouxsie Sioux DVD Sonor drummer Robert Brian is playing his SQ2 kit on the new Siouxsie Sioux live DVD: ‘The last Mantaray & More show’ Finale. The UK drum Magazine Rhythm is interviewing Rob about his SQ2 drum kit and how he approached playing the live set with Siouxsie.
    130. PageBenny Greb - "The Language of Drumming" Clinic Tour 2009 Benny is about to pave his way to the top and is always a highly appreciated guest at drum events worldwide. His first instructional DVD "The Language of Drumming" has just been released on Hudson Music. Don't miss the opportunity to cath Benny while he's in Canada for this tour!
    131. PageBenny Greb to be featured in Modern Drummer Magazine Ladies and Gentleman, the one and only Benny Greb, Germany’s hottest drummer right now, is featured in the current Modern Drummer issue (June) with a nice feature that gives you an inside-view on his latest DVD „The Language of Drumming: A system for musical expression“ (out on Hudson Music).
    133. PageNew SQ2 Finishes available!!! With immediate effect the two new SQ² Finishes “Dark Roots” and “Red Tribal” are selectable via the SQ² Configurator –
    134. PageSONOR supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation May 9, 2009, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will host “Tribute”, its annual Vision Gala, honoring and paying tribute to Dr. David and Maryann Zucker and the Children and Families of JDRF.
    135. PageGavin Harrison's highly anticipated new album with 05Ric "Circles" This is their second collaboration - picking up from where "Drop" left off. 10 new songs featuring Ric's amazing extended range bass and haunting vocals - along with Gavin's mind bending rhythmic designs which come across like a kaleidoscope of interlocking rhythmic parts.
    136. PageCanadian Artist Dale Anne Brendon visits Sonor This week, SONOR Germany welcomed Canadian Artist Dale Anne Brendon who visited the factory. Check out the picture showing Dale with her friend Linda who joined her on the trip.
    137. PageBehind the Scenes on the SONOR 30th Anniversary Tour! Steve Smith spent the better part of 2008 touring the world to commemorate his 30 years with SONOR and to commemorate the 30th Anniversary drum set. And, he took his video camera with him!
    138. PageThomas Lang and Christoph Schneider on drumchannel! A roundtable discussion with Terry Bozzio hosting Rammstein’s Christoph Schneider and Thomas Lang.
    139. PageWinners are drawn! A big THANK YOU from everybody at SONOR to those participated on our Newsletter Prize Draw end of 2008! We had an overwhelming number of entries, and here are the three lucky winners.
    140. PageChris Sutherland, Scott Atkins at Winnipeg Drum Talk Festival On Sunday, March 8th 2009, a large collection of drummers, drum enthusiasts and local musicians gathered in the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain for the very first Winnipeg Drum Talk Festival, hosted by David Schneider & The Music Cellar. With a history of holding several smaller workshops in the Winnipeg area, David felt it was time open up the doors and present a full-on drumming festival for the community.
    141. PageSONOR Drums Canada & Steve's Music Present: Thomas Lang Hosted by Steve's Music Stores, the clinics are sponsored by: SONOR Drums, MEINL Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Remo Drumheads and Hudson Music Limited.
    142. PageDerek Roddy on cover of "Sick Drummer" Magazin! Check out this month’s issue of Sick Drummer Magazine, having Sonor artist Derek Roddy on the cover!
    143. PageModern Drummer Festival Weekend 2008 DVD out now! Featuring amazing performances and illuminating interviews from eleven of today’s greatest drum artists, Hudson Music’s new, four-disc, twelve-hour DVD of the 2008 Modern Drummer Festival™ is much more than merely the highlights of the most prestigious, longest-running, largest live drumming event in the world. The deluxe Modern Drummer Festival 2008 DVD package is also an incredible educational resource that provides in-depth insights and exclusive instruction (including a printable, 28-page eBook) from one of the most musical and musically diverse groups of drummers in the Festival’s 20-year history.
    144. PageWhat kit does Phil Rudd (AC/DC) play on the "Black Ice" Tour? There are more and more questions coming in where people ask for Phil Rudd’s kit specifications. To answer the question… this is what Phil currently uses on the AC/DC “Black Ice” World Tour.
    145. PageNews from Shannon Leto and 30STM! Here are some News from Shannon Leto – straight from the 30 Seconds to Mars camp… There will be an exclusive Studio report in the upcoming Valentine’s day Kerrang! issue – featuring the recording process of the band’s long awaited new album.
    146. PageJack DeJohnette Wins a GRAMMY®! World-Renowned Jazz Musician and longtime SONOR artist Jack DeJohnette Wins a GRAMMY® for Best New Age Album ‘Peace Time’. ‘Peace Time’ is Jack DeJohnette’s First GRAMMY® for his own Imprint Golden Beams Productions since its Launch in 2005.
    147. PageUS Artist Mark Kulvinskas to play Vans Warped Tour! In the latest News, Mark Kulvinskas is confirmed to play the VANS Warped Tour 2009 with his band “Dear and the Headlights” followed by their own US-tour in February/March!
    148. PageNew Danny Carey Snare Drum unleashed! SONOR unveils new Danny Carey Signature Snare Drum at the Winter NAMM Show 2009. SONOR and Danny Carey teamed up to create a new Snare Drum that is all about Danny and his sound — the “Tool” sound. This snare is the first in a new line of true Signature Snare Drums, and what better artist to launch a new snare drum series than Danny Carey himself?
    149. PageNew finishes and set configurations added! SONOR presents new Finishes and Set Configurations at the Winter NAMM Show 2009.
    150. PageMore Benny Greb DVD stuff added! More Benny Greb DVD stuff added - new benny greb video available! Check out the newest Podcast episode of Benny Greb’s DVD on Hudson, coming out shortly.
    151. PageNew Benny Greb podcast uploaded! Available immediately on SonorDrumTube, Sonor’s YouTube gateway, is the second Podcast in a series that brings you some insight of Benny Greb’s DVD “The language of drumming” – to be released in early 2009 on Hudson.
    152. PageSONOR Artist Benny Greb to release DVD on Hudson Music Benny Greb will release his first educational DVD on Hudson Music in early 2009, named “The language of drumming – A system for Musical expression”.
    153. PageChuck d Keeping on the "CIVEDA" Tour with Suzie McNeil “Civeda” - is a fusion of cirque over ice, live vocals, dance and adagio - no other show like it in the world!
    154. PageNews from RAMMSTEIN! The most current addition to our International family of artists, Christoph Schneider (Rammstein) sends greetings from Los Angeles: – straight from the studio, where he just finished recording the Drumtracks for Rammstein’s new album. All tracks were recorded with SONOR Drums.
    155. PageDistribution partner from Japan visits SONOR Together with SONOR’s distribution partner from Japan, “Komaki Music”, Tokyo, 7 major retailers from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Yokohama visited the SONOR facility from November 13th to 14th 2008 in Bad Berleburg, Aue / Germany. During a factory tour they could inform themselves about all details and manufacturing steps from raw material to final quality inspection. Furthermore a product and sales seminar was held.
    156. PageStephen van Haestregt visits Sonor factory in Aue The staff at Sonor was proud to welcome Sonor artist and endorser Stephen van Haestregt at the factory in Aue, Germany, last week. Stephen, who was born and still lives in Holland, is still active with his band Within Temptation – one of the most active and popular Gothic Rock band around. Make sure to check out his new project My Favorite Scar.
    157. PageSONOR Drums welcomes Mike Bennett (Hilary Duff)! At only 24-years-old Mike Bennett is emerging as one of the US’ top drummers and percussionists. His tremendous musicality and on-stage charisma have led Drum! Magazine to call him, “a full-fledged chameleon, showing restraint or blasting chops when called for, with a clean sound, metronomic feel, and a distinctly melodic soling style.” Modern Drummer Magazine agrees and says that he is, “on the fast track…a versatile drummer who is building a reputation as one of L.A.’s finest.”
    158. PageSONOR welcomes Christoph Schneider (Rammstein) Sonor is proud to welcome Christoph Schneider to its international Family of Artists! Effective October 1st, 2008, Christoph exclusively uses Sonor Drums and Hardware. Christoph is most known as the drummer for Rammstein, the most successful German-speaking Band of all times internationally, according to the Billboard magazine.
    159. PageMD Festival Weekend Report On the weekend of the 20th / 21st of September another Modern Drummer festival was held. This year the MD team decided to run the festival at the Performance Arts Center of the Purchase College, State University of New York. Sonor was thrilled when the artist line up was announced earlier this year, including two of the most outstanding Sonor artists.
    160. PageTommy Clufetos - SONOR drums Canada showcase events Tommy Clufetos - SONOR drums Canada showcase events. Co-Sponsored by Sabian Cymbals & Regal Tip Sticks!
    161. Page2008 Modern Drummer Festival With Web Coverage While acknowledging that nothing beats the experience of attending the upcoming Modern Drummer Festival™ Weekend (September 20 and 21, 2008 at Purchase College in Purchase, NY), Hudson Music and Modern Drummer have announced that regular updates from the event will be available online at The online coverage marks the first time that a major drum festival is being supported on the Web and is expected to increase the MD Festival’s visibility around the world—expanding the regional drumming event into an international one.
    162. PageSONOR Drum Tube is online! You can find Sonor related Videos now online on Videos are to be found on the channel “SonorDrumTube” and new videos will be added frequently - check it out!
    163. PageDave Piribauer hitting hard for Solange Knowles! Long time SONOR artist Dave Piribauer is confirmed to play drums for rising R&B star Solange Knowles. Dave, born in Austria, moved to the U.S. in 2001 and found his place in the Los Angeles, California area. Ever since he has been busy in the Studio and Live drumming business.
    164. PageTommy Clufetos Clinics in Europa Max Music, a division of EM Nordic proudly presents together with SONOR and Musikbörsen/Slagverket a drum clinic with one of LA’s most booked Rock/Metal drummer, Tommy Clufetos (Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent och Rob Zombie, and others) + special guest.
    165. PageSONOR Drums Canada welcomes Dale Anne Brendon Dale Anne's high octane career has her jetting around the world showcasing her versatility at all things hit with a stick! As a rock drummer and percussionist, she has performed with Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Marie Osmond, Alan Frew (Glass Tiger), Rik Emmett (Triumph) and Sam Orbison (The Roy Orbison Story). Dale Anne is a dedicated drum kit clinician and educator.
    166. PageGuests from "Down Under"! The head of the Australian Sonor distribution from Melbourne visited the Sonor Company from June 15th - 17th. He came together with 5 of his most important Retailers from Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide and Melbourne. Regarding the Australian market a lot of information could exchanged at this time.
    167. PageRob Brian on the festival circuit with punk icon Siouxsie Sioux Robert Brian is currently rehearsing with Siouxsie Sioux in preperation for the summer festival dates around the world. The band have already toured Europe and the U.S. and are certain to make big noises through this upcoming festival season.
    168. PageSONOR hits big at this year's Drummer Live Festival! As the weekend closes, another fantastic Drummer Live festival ended. This year’s festival again was held in London at the Docklands ExCeL halls, and hosted Sonor’s Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) and Jojo Mayer (Nerve, Independent).
    169. PageCzech dealers visited SONOR in Germany In cooperation with Sonor distribution partner Franticek Hönig Prague 30 retailers from all of Czech Repuplic visited the Sonor facility in Germany. During their stay the could inform themselves during the factory tour about all details and manufacturing steps from raw material to final quality inspection inspection. Furthermore a product and sales seminar was held and a lot of demands from the Czech market has been indicated.
    170. PageSteve Smith on this months' Drummer UK Mag Here’s another issue of UK “Drummer” Mag you should definitely own. The June issue includes a 6-page special on Steve Smith, talking about his musical career and the many faces of his drumming. Make sure to check it out!
    171. PageSix rock up for place in hall of fame Longtime Canadian SONOR Artist Bruce Aitken to be inducted into Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame Sthld NZ! This year's induction, at an annual show that is always sold out weeks in advance, will include a trio of former Southland rock 'n' rollers who went on to forge a name for themselves on the international stage.
    172. PageModern Drummer Announces 2008 Drum Festival Modern Drummer Publications ( is proud to announce an unprecedented lineup of world-class drum artists, along with a new location just north of New York City, for the eighteenth edition of Modern Drummer Festival Weekend‹the most prestigious, longest-running, and largest live drumming event in the world.
    173. PageSONOR artist Mark Hernandez joins FORBIDDEN! Forbidden proudly announces Mark Hernandez as the drummer for Forbidden’s upcoming European tour. Mark Hernandez is one of the most dynamic and solid drummers in Hard Rock/Heavy Metal today.
    174. PageSteve Smith's Drum Legacy: Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants Featuring brilliant performances and insightful commentary by one of today’s most accomplished and acclaimed drum artists, Steve Smith’s Drum Legacy: Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants (Hudson Music) provides an unprecedented perspective on the history of jazz drumming and much, much more. By combining Smith’s exceptional drumming and musicianship with his in-depth analysis of major innovations made by jazz drumming giants this extremely educational, double-DVD will give players of all styles a greater awareness and deeper understanding of jazz drumming as well as a sense of its impact on many forms of popular music over the past 50-plus years.
    175. PageSoul Doctor "That's Live!" After the successful and highly acclaimed release of their latest, in total 4th, studio recording entitled "Blood Runs Cold", the time was right for SOUL DOCTOR, the energetic Hard Rock band from Berlin, Germany to release their first ever live album.
    176. PageJost Nickel added to SONOR proudly announces that German drummer and SONOR Artist Jost Nickel is one of the latest additions to There you can find different videos from solo performances as well as band performances. Check out Jost's exciting playing!
    177. PageSteve Smith Anniversary Clinics - 1st run confirmed! We are happy to announce the first clinic run of Steve Smith, in order to celebrate his 30th year playing SONOR Drums, highlighting one of the finest players around and his SONOR Anniversary drumkit!
    178. Page8th Cape Breton International Drum Fest On April 26th and 27th, Bruce and Gloria Jean Aitken are presenting the 8th cape breton international drum fest with Sonor endorsers Dave Langguth und Bruce Aitken in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    179. readers poll awarded SONOR Artists and DELITE series drums! We’re proud to announce that our Delite Series won the “Best Drum kit” readers poll award at! In other news, SONOR Artist Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) was voted “Best Live Drummer” and voted #1 for “Best Recorded Performance”, Thomas Lang (Independent) for “Best Drum Book” and Jojo Mayer (Nerve) for “Best Drum DVD”.
    180. PageMike Dolbear reviewed an SQ2 Series kit: "Very impressive" The renowned Mike Dolbear website has reviewed an SQ2 Series kit with a "Very impressive" result! Thanks for Mike Dolbear and his team for creating this great review!
    181. PageDan Cornelius with Danko Jones - Tourdates Europe and Canada Sonor Drums Canada welcomes: Toronto-based drummer Dan Cornelius. Toronto-based drummer Dan Cornelius joined powerhouse rock trio Danko Jones in January 2006.
    182. PageSONOR welcomes The Trews and drummer Sean Dalton In the recent years, The Trews have gained the reputation of Canada's hottest live band! They have spanned the country too many times to count, sharing the stage with some of the most prolific acts in the scene, such as: Big Sugar, Evanescence, Finger Eleven, Nickelback, Sam Roberts and Three Days Grace, and are now headlining with their latest album released in February: "No Time For Later".
    183. PageJost Nickel on tour with multi platinum pop sensation Jenifer Sonor endorsee Jost Nickel will be on tour with multi platinum pop sensation Jenifer in France, Belgium and Switzerland. He'll be using a Sonor Delite Set consisting of a 22" Bassdrum and three toms (10", 14" & 16") plus three different snares: 12"x5" Art Design Artist Snare, 14"x6" Delite Snare and a 14"x5" Brass Gold Artist Snare.
    184. PageChris Sutherland - Working Drummer's boot camp A very innovative and intense MASTER CLASS, designed to get every drummer, at EVERY LEVEL, in shape to face ANY freelancing challenge. A complete run through of almost anything you might encounter in the music business. Live skills, studio skills, networking skills, and getting every possible aspect of your drumming ready for anything.
    185. PageSONOR welcomes Silvana Colagiovani! SONOR welcomes Argentinean Drummer Silvana Colagiovani as the latest addition to our growing Artist Roster, banging the Drums for Argentinean Top Guitar player and Blues Maestro Miguel Botafogo.
    186. PageUK distributor "Sutherland Trading" visited Sonor Sonor's UK distributor "Sutherland Trading" visited the Sonor facility in Bad Berleburg. Management and sales representatives of the Sonor distribution for UK, Scotland and Ireland were our guests on Monday, February 18th. During their stay they could inform themselves during the factory tour about all details and manufacturing steps from raw material to final quality inspection.
    187. PageRobert Brian joins Siouxsie Sioux for upcoming tour UK Sonor drummer Robert Brian is currently playing his new SQ2 kit with punk legend Siouxsie Sioux on her ‘Mantaray’ 2007/08 tour which is soon to be touring in the US and UK. Rob is putting his SQ2 kit through its paces on all the new material from the album ‘Mantaray’ as well as old Banshee classics such as ‘Israel’ ‘Spellbound’ and ‘Hong Kong Garden.’
    188. PageDave Langguth added to! SONOR is proud to inform that Canadian drummer and long time SONOR Artist DAVE LANGGUTH (Nelly Furtado) is one of the newest additions to the great website of Bernhard Castiglioni,
    189. PageChris Sutherland playing SONOR! Canada's on-call, in-the-pocket groover, and founder of the "Working Drummer's Boot Camp": CHRIS SUTHERLAND recently returned from a European tour with Canadian icons: SAGA. Chris was touring with Sonor's Delite Series Drums, and commented: The sound engineer was losing his mind with the sound of these drums every night, and the hardware was just amazing!"
    190. PageSONOR Artist at Namm Show 2008 Don’t miss the chance to see some of the greatest SONOR Artists perform live at our booth and meet even more of our Artists during a signing session. Make sure to check the booth regularly for appearing artists and times!
    191. PageMichael Wolpers live with Soul Doctor With the new Soul Doctor album live on tour in italy.
    192. PageDarren Siegesmund Canadian Tour 2008 Darren Siegesmund Canadian Tour 2008 with Sonor Endorser Anthony Michelli. This concert/clinic tour happening in February 08 with some of Canada's most respected musicians. The music is all original contemporary jazz with world music influences and all are compositions of Darren's.
    193. PageDavide DiRenzo on tour with Tom Cochrane Tom Cochrane & Red Rider will join John Mellencamp's Canadian Tour for a total of 12 performance dates that kick off on February 1 in Montreal. The 1-hour set with Tom Cochrane will feature songs like 'Life Is A Highway,' 'Big League,' 'Lunatic Fringe,' 'White Hot,' 'Boy Inside the Man,' 'Good Times' and more songs that are close to a lot of Canadian hearts.
    194. PageJost Nickel on tour with Jan Delay & Disko No.1 Sonor Drummer Jost Nickel will be touring Germany, Switzerland and Austria with Jan Delay & Disko No.1, one of the most successful bands in Germany.
    195. PageAlpin Drum Workshop 2008 with Noby Lehmann Organized by Agostini Drum School CH with Rhythm Talk and Special Guests. - Concerts - Clinics - 6-8 hours instructions daily - Live band
    196. PageA blasting weekend in London - DRUMMER LIVE 2007 On Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21st, MB Media along with UK magazine “Drummer” hosted the DRUMMER LIVE 2007 Festival. Thousands of Drummers came to the ExCeL London to see performances of international Top-Drummers, accompanied by a drum exhibition.
    197. PageDavide DiRenzo Master Class! In this workshop Davide will focus on two areas. One will be the physical and the psychological preparation for Canadian Idol and the other will be what to expect in studio situations. Davide will discuss the importance of being versatile and will perform to many tracks with charts.
    198. PageDave Langguth Eastern Canada Drum Clinic Tour 2007 Dave has had numerous television appearances, including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Regis & Kelly, Much Music, The View, Carson Daly and Extra, and was featured at the Montreal Drum Festival 2004. He has also appeared in articles in Drums Etc. (Cover Story), Modern Drummer and DRUM! Magazine. He is an active player, educator and clinician.
    199. PageSONOR Canada welcomes Chuck D. Keepling! SONOR's Canadian Distribution Partner, Coast Music, introduces Chuck D. Keeping as the newest addition to the Canadian Sonor Artist Roster.. Chuck has numerous performance and recording credits to his name, including several Juno Award winning bands and profiled artists such as: Fathead, Jeff Healey, Prince, Jon Levine, Jeremy Fisher, and backing up the the Rockstar Supernova, and Rockstar INXS artists on National Television.
    200. PageCanadian dealers visited SONOR in Germany In cooperation with Sonor distribution partner Coast Music Montreal 35 retailers from all of Canada visited the Sonor facility in Germany. During their stay the could inform themselves during the factory tour about all details and manufacturing steps from raw material to final quality inspection inspection.
    201. PageFirst Thomas Lang Clinic in Singapore ever SONOR Endorser Thomas Lang plays his first drum clinic in Singapore on August 13, 2007.
    202. PageSONOR Artist John Miceli visits the SONOR factory SONOR Artist John Miceli visits the SONOR factory during the Meat Loaf „Three Bats –Seize the Night“ World Tour Last week, the SONOR headquarter in Aue hosted two very special guests: long time SONOR artist John Miceli and his drumtech Joe Libretti made a visit whilst having a day off on the recent Meat Loaf Tour, that leads them through sold out venues all over the world!
    203. PageBenny Greb at UK's three DrumFest events in 2007 Benny Greb will be appearing at the UK's three DrumFest events in 2007.
    204. PageMeat Loaf - Three Bats Tour 2007 Europe Meat Loaf's performance coincides with a string of German concert dates the superstar will perform in the country this summer. Meat's tour schedule will take him to Hamburg, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart and, finally, Frankfurt where he will headline the spectacular World Bowl XV event as well.
    205. PageGerman Sonor Artist Jost Nickel played on number 1 CD German Sonor Artist Jost Nickel played on another number 1 CD in France. The latest CD of the french singer Christophe Willem is number in France and is also doing well in Belgium and Switzerland. Jost recorded the tracks in Paris last year and he used a Sonor Delite drumkit.
    206. PageSONOR Artists on Singapore drumfest SONOR Artists Benny Greb, Jojo Mayer & Nerve plus Derek Roddy performing on the SINGAPORE DRUM FEST. Date: June 9 & 10 at Suntec Convention Hall 601, Singapore
    207. PageBenny Greb and Derek Roddy on AUDW 2007 The SONOR Drummers are performing "Australia's Ultimate Drummer Weekend 2007" on 28th and 29th July.
    208. PageGavin Harrison and Porcupine Tree on Tour 2007 Watch out for SONOR artist Gavin Harrison performing with his band Porcupine Tree on their upcoming World Tour.
    209. PageRoddy Blasts Through Boundaries of Extreme Metal! World Music 4all Publications proudly presents: The Evolution of Blast Beats, a new instructional method book and CD package from international drumming phenomenon Derek Roddy. The Evolution of Blast Beats offers for the first time in print, an in-depth and methodical approach to extreme metal drumming detailing the history of this underground style and the drumming focal point of this genre, the Blast beat.
    210. PageThomas Langs’ creative coordination tour Thomas Lang, world renowned drumming phenomenon, will embark on a whirlwind 11 date tour at the beginning of April. The tour is sponsored by Sonor Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Puresound Snare Wires and Hudson Music. Thomas Lang’s Creative Control won Modern Drummer’s 2002 Reader’s Poll for Best Instructional DVD.
    211. PageAldean snags four Award nominations this week Aldean picked up four industry award nominations this past week for his hit single "Amarillo Sky," adding more fuel to a career that is already on fire. He was nominated by country music fans for two CMT Music Awards in both the "Breakthrough Video of the Year" and the "Video Director of the Year" categories. And just Monday, Aldean was honored once again by the Academy of Country Music with nominations in the "Song of the Year" and "Video of the Year" categories.
    212. PageThomas Lang releases solo album Lang's eclectic and long-awaited sophomore solo album is an contemporary hybrid sound of "chill out" jazz and progressive rock punctuated by shredding guitars and blasting drum beats. The completion of "SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES" took Lang nearly five years and spanned two continents. "For lack of a better term this album is a bit of a 'muso-musing,'" says Lang."
    213. PageNew Wilco Album with Glenn Kotche New Wilco Album with Glenn Kotche. “"Sky blue Sky" will be released on May 15th.
    214. PageTommy Clufetos returns to Eastern Canada in March Rock 'n'Roll's non-stop, over-the-top, pile-driving, motivational drum clinician hits the road again in Canada for another Sonor Showcase Event Tour!
    215. PageThe Story of the Brush Sessions DVD Adam Nussbaum had come up with a fantastic idea for an educational DVD and explained it to me one day in mid-2006. Since all drummers have their own distinctive way of playing with brushes, it would be fascinating to film a number of drummers playing brushes to the same tempos and feels. This way we’ll have a direct comparison of how different players approach the same tunes.
    216. PageCanada Drum Clinics with Tommy Clufetos Chances are if you've been to a concert where Tommy Clufetos was drumming, you've taken note of his over the top, non-stop, pile driving playing style. Whether it be with rock legends such as Shock Rock Icon Alice Cooper, The MotorCity Madman Ted Nugent, or on his current gig with monster rock giant Rob Zombie, you've witnessed the drums being pummeled and beaten into oblivion by one of rock & roll's newest powerhouses.
    217. PageCLAUS BANG - A World of Sound & Music Through "A World of Sound & Music" Claus Bang gives us a look inside his nearly 40 years lasting work with deaf, hearing impaired and multi-handycapped children and adoloscents. Thus he offers the possibility to all who are interested in musical therapy a look inside his versatile experiences and gained knowledge as musical therapist. With this project Claus Bang would like to "open new possibilities and perspectives in A World of Sound and Music".
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