ERIK FLEUREN – Begynte som åtteåring
Etter at Pete Sandoval nektet å utfordre noen og mengden trommiser som har vist sin interesse for Blast Beast serien er såpass stor, ser vi oss nå nødt til å starte en ny tråd. Erik fra det nederlandske bandet Legion of the Damned er førstemann ute i denne nye tråden.
ET – When did you start to play the drums?
ERIK – I started when I was about 8 years old.
ET – Why did you start playing drums?
ERIK – My father is also a drummer, so at a young age I already really liked it.
ET – How old were you when you got your first drums/drum set?
ERIK – When I was 8 I could practice on my father’s drumkit, my very own I bought when I was 12.
ET – How often do you practice?
ERIK – Twice a week, every week.
ET – Which drummer did you look up to when you were young and is there anyone today that you admire more than the rest?
ERIK – For me Dave Lombardo, Pete Sandoval, Paul Bosthaph and Gene Hoglin are drummers which I still look up to.
ET – What kind of equipment do you use? Which equipment is in your ears the best?
ERIK – I use a Tama Rockstar (2 x 22” bassdrum, 10”, 12”, 14” toms, 16” floor)
Tama Superstar snare.
Paiste Chrash cymbals (Aplha) 16”thin crash, 16” power, 18” crash
Zildjan 20” ride cymbal (z-series)
Zildjan 14” hihat (dino beat)
ET – Which qualities do you think is most important to succeed as a drummer today?
ERIK – Bring your own feeling into the music, and play what you like.
ET – Have you ever played a solo during a gig?
ERIK – No I haven’t, but it is very old-school!!
ET – If you haven’t become a drummer, what would you most likely been doing?
ERIK – I think I would be a guitar player then.
ET – Do you workout a lot?
ERIK – No not at all.
ET – Do you have any special rituals you have to go through before you enter the stage?
ERIK – Doing some warm ups and relax a little with the band.
ET – Which releases have you been a part of so far? (Band name, title, release year)
Occult- Prepare to meet thy Doom
Occult- The Enemy Within
Occult- Of Flesh and Blood
Occult- Rage to Revenge
Occult –Elegy for the Weak
Legion of the Damned-Malevolent Rapture
Legion of the Damned-Sons of the Jackal
ET – Before we end this, you now have the opportunity to challenge another drummer to take part in this series. Pick a drummer and explain why?
ERIK – Dave from Psycroptic, cause this guy is an awesome drummer!!!