Profiles

  • Endorsements

    Dean Guitars

    Marshall Amps

    Seymour Duncan

    Cleartone Strings

    Celestion Speakers

    Fractal Audio Systems

    Shure

    Mogami Cables

    Mogami Cables

    Tone Pros

    Hercules Stands

    Mogami Cables

    Dave Mustaine

    Vital Stats

    DOB: September 13
    Birthplace: La Mesa, California
    Height: 6’
    Weight: 185 lbs.
    Eyes: Hazel
    Hair: Strawberry Blonde/Red
    Status: Married
    Siblings: Three sisters
    First Band: Panic
    Other Bands: Metallica, MD.45

    Favorites

    Band/Album: AC/DC - Let There Be Rock, Led Zeppelin - Presence
    Movie: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Tombstone, and Casino Royale
    Meal/Food: Mexican, English Breakfast, Italian, and Sushi
    Book: "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, my memoirs, "Dante's Inferno" by Dante Alighieri, "The Prince" by Machiavelli, and the Bible.
    Recently Read: "Killing Lincoln", "Killing Kennedy", and "Killing Jesus" by Bill O'Reilly, "Coward" by Glenn Beck, "Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior In Company and Conversation" by George Washington, "The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior" by Dan Millman, and "Zen and the Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M. Pirsig.
    Historical Figure: Jesus Christ, King David, King Arthur, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
    Holiday: Christmas, Independence Day - July 4th, and Thanksgiving
    Megadeth solo: Holy Wars
    Venue: Nationally - Cox Arena, San Diego, California; Internationally - Buenos Aires
    TV shows: Get Smart, and the Twilight Zone (the old ones)
    Hobbies: Cars, surfing, martial art, yoga
    Cliché: "it is what it is", "a pig is a pig and that's that!", "I know, huh?"
    Guitar: My new Zero
    Sport: Mixed Martial Art
    Album cover from a band: AC/DC Let There Be Rock.
    Season: Summer
    Number: 13
    Piece of technology: My cell phone
    Vacation spot: Marbella, Spain
    Websites: Here and the MFC.
    Christmas/holiday song: Happy Birthday
    Song from Dystopia: Currently tied with The Threat Is Real, and Poisonous Shadows.

    Notables

    Most memorable concert: The first RIP Anniversary tour date with David Ellefson.
    What do you like to do to relax while touring: Study, focus on my health, read a lot.
    Occupation if not a musician: To teach
    Musical Influences: Jimmy Page, Brian Tatler, and Angus Young.
    First concert ever seen: KISS at Anaheim Stadium 1976
    Fondest memory: Getting my own label on Universal!
    Advice to other bands/musicians: It's easier to turn a no into a yes, than a yes into a no.
    Most memorable tour story/experience: The 'Countdown' signs in Colombia.
    Most important life lesson: Love God, family is the most important thing in life, without your fans you are nothing, and it's easier to understand than to be understood.
    Who would you want to play you in a movie? Gary Oldman except he is getting a bit too old to play a young me.
    Morning person or night owl? Night owl that stays up til morning.
    Where/when would you go in a time machine? Back to when I was four and keep my parents together.
    Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive? What do you mean "was" alive?
    What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? Sunscreen, WiFi, and a helicopter.
    What is the last book you read? Hooked on Phonics for Adults.
    What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? ID.
    What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? The candy in the studios.

    Gear

    Guitars:
    Picks:
    Strings:
    • Cleartone Strings - custom gauged .011 - .054 for D tuning, .010 - .052 for E tuning
    Amps:
    Cabinets:
    Mics for Cabinets:
    Other Effects/Rack Equipment:
  • Endorsements

    Ibanez

    Zoom

    GNI Pedals

    D'Addario

    Kiko Loureiro

    Vital Stats

    DOB: 16/ june 1972
    Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
    Height: 1.82m
    Weight: 80kg 179lb
    Eyes: Brown
    Hair: Brown
    Status: Married
    Siblings: Sister, Ana Beatriz Loureiro and Brother, Zeca loureiro
    First Band: Angra

    Favorites

    Band/Album: Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti Movie: Goodfellas
    Meal/Food: Brazilian Churrasco
    Book: Jose Saramago – Death with Interruptions
    Politician: ------ years of disappointment... hard to answer that one
    Historical Figure: Robespierre
    Holiday: Christmas
    Megadeth solo: Tornado Of Souls
    Venue: Anyone in Japan
    TV shows: House of Cards / Narcos
    Hobbies: Play piano : )
    Guitar: Ibanez KIKO100
    Sport: Soccer
    Season: Spring
    Vacation spot: Jericoacoara BR
    Websites: Seth Godin blog.
    Song from Dystopia: Poisonous Shadows

    Notables

    Most memorable concert: Angra Le Zenith Paris 1999 with Bruce Dickinson and Megadeth Wembley
    What do you like to do to relax while touring: Read and Skype with family
    Occupation if not a musician: Molecular Biologist
    Musical Influences: Too many to mention.. Villa Lobos, Led Zeppelin, Allan holdsworth...
    First concert ever seen: Venom and Exciter (my first metal international one)
    Fondest memory: My daughter’s birth
    Advice to other bands/musicians: "Believe in your Dreams" or "do what you love" only works if you work hard, be humble to always learn, develop an strategy and execute it
    Most memorable tour story/experience: First leg of Dystopia tour in Oct/Nov 2015
    Most important life lesson: Be vulnerable
    Who would you want to play you in a movie? Rodrigo Santoro
    Morning person or night owl? Night!
    Where/when would you go in a time machine? Watch Leonardo Da Vinci or Mozart working.
    What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? An yacht... if not possible an acoustic guitar, survival kit
    What is the last book you read? What to do when it’s your turn - Seth Godin.
    What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? Computer, book, musical instrument
    What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? composing, creating the first ideas.

    Gear

    Guitars:
    Picks:
    Strings:
    Amps:
    Cabinets:
    Other Effects/Rack Equipment:
  • Endorsements

    Jackson

    Hartke

    Samson

    Zoom

    EMG

    Shure

    Planet Waves

    Jim Dunlop

    SIT Strings

    Hipshot

    Beamz

    Providence

    David Ellefson

    Vital Stats

    DOB: November 12
    Birthplace: Jackson, MN
    Height: 5’9”
    Weight: 160 lbs.
    Eyes: Hazel
    Hair: Auburn
    Status: Married
    Children: Roman and Athena
    First Band: TOZ
    Other Bands: F5

    Favorites

    Band/Album: Judas Priest Unleashed In The East Movie: The Great OZ
    Meal/Food: Italian
    Book: The Firm by John Girsham
    Historical Figure: Steve Jobs
    Holiday: Christmas
    Megadeth Solo: "Super Collider" and "Burn"
    Venue: Wherever I'm at that night!
    TV Shows: Saturday Night Live
    Hobbies: Sports with my kids, charity work
    Cliché: "it is what it is and it aint what you thought it'd be"
    Bass Guitar: Jackson Signature Concert and Kellybird basses
    Sport: Summer
    Album cover from a band: Judas Priest "Unleashed In The East"
    Season: Christmas
    Number: 2
    Piece of technology: iPhone
    Vacation Spot: Costa Rica
    Websites: www.jokesdaily.com
    Christmas/holiday song: Angels We Have Heard On High
    Song from Dystopia: Post American World

    Notables

    Most memorable concert: "Rust In Peace Live"
    What do you like to do to relax while touring: Watch movies, go to the gym
    Occupation if not a musician: Communications person
    Musical Influences: KISS, Al Dimeola, Judas Priest, Stanley Clarke, AC/DC
    First concert ever seen: Kiss "Rock and Roll Over"
    Fondest memory: Watching my children grow up
    Advice to other bands/musicians: Play for the enjoyment of it....the audience can tell!
    Most memorable tour story/experience: Gigantour 2012
    Most Important Life Lesson: Keep all doors open, always.
    Who would you want to play you in a movie? Owen Wilson
    Morning person or night owl? Night owl
    Where/when would you go in a time machine? To another dimension of existence
    Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive? A bad dude!
    What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? iPhone, coffee and sunscreen
    What is the last book you read? Dean Koontz
    What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? Laptop and iPhone
    What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? Trying new ideas in the studio because some of the best inspiration happens on the spot.

    Gear

    Basses:
    • Jackson David Ellefson Signature Concert Basses; four and five string
    • Jackson Signature Kelly Bird basses; four and five string
    Picks:
    Strings:
    • SIT Signature Nickel four and five string sets
    Amps:
    • 2 Hartke KILO Bass amplifiers
    Cabinets:
    • 2 Hartke HX810 HyDrive cabinets
    Mics for Cabinets & DI:
    Microphones:
    Other Effects/Rack Equipment:
  • Endorsements

    Mapex

    Meinl

    Evans Drumheads

    Starkey

    Roland

    Promark

    ThinkSound

    Gibraltar Hardware

    Chris Adler

    Vital Stats

    DOB: November 23, 1972
    Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia
    Height: 6'0"
    Eyes: Light Brown
    Hair: Light Brown
    Status: Married
    Siblings: Willie Adler
    First Band: Calibra
    Other Bands: Cry Havoc, Jettison Charlie, EvilDeathInc, Burn The Priest, Grouser, Lamb Of God

    Favorites

    Band/Album:Wrathchild America, 3D
    Movie: Alien (1979)
    Meal/Food: Sushi or Indian
    Book: Planet Joe
    TV shows: The League
    Hobbies: Drums
    Album cover from a band: Peace Sells...But Who's Buying
    Item of technology: iPhone
    Vacation spot: Anywhere as long as I am with my family
    Websites: chris-adler.com.
    Song from Dystopia: The Threat Is Real

    Notables

    Most memorable concert: First time I saw Wrathchild America
    Musical Influences: Shannon Larkin and Stewart Copeland
    Advice to other bands/musicians: There are no cheat codes. I think that everybody that gets anywhere in this industry has to pay their dues. One hit wonders are that for a reason, and although you might get lucky enough to have a moment in the sun, the real challenge in doing what we do-especially in metal-is the longevity of trying to make a career of it and keep yourself happy. It definitely takes a lot of lumps and a lot of perseverance.
    Most memorable tour story/experience: All The Big 4 shows were a great experience for me, though there are countless other great memories as well.

    Gear

    Drums:
    • Mapex Saturn V in Satin Black Maple Burl
    • 10"x9" Tom
    • 12"×10" Tom
    • 16"×16" Floor Tom
    • 18"×16" Floor Tom
    • 22"×18" Bass Drum (×2)
    • 12"×5.5" Mapex Warbird (Chris Adler Signature)
    Cymbals:
    • Meinl
    • 14" Generation X Filter China
    • 16" Generation X Filter China
    • 17" Byzance China (Prototype)
    • 14" Soundcaster Custom Medium Soundwave Hihat - 14" Byzance Dark Hihat
    • 8" Byzance Splash (x2)
    • 12" Soundcaster Custom Distortion Splash
    • 14" Soundcaster Custom Medium Crash
    • 16" Mb8 Medium Crash
    • 18" Byzance Medium Thin Crash
    • 24" Mb20 Pure Metal Ride (Signature model)
    • 8" Classics High Bell
    Hardware:
    Heads:
    • Evans
    • Toms: EC2S Clear - G1 Clear
    • Bass: EMAD Heavyweight - Custom Resonant
    • Snare: Heavyweight snare batter - 300 snare side
    Sticks:
    • Pro Mark TX5AXW Chris Adler Signature Sticks
    Electronics:
    • Roland TD-7 Electronic Percussion Module and Single Trigger Pad