Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 148 lbs.
Siblings: None, but my cousin Sam is like my brother.
First Band: Scarve
Other Bands: Soilwork, Bent Sea
Band/Album: Napalm Death - Scum, Fredrik Thordendal’s Special Defects - Sol Niger Within, Godflesh - Selfless
Movies: Inception, Interstellar, Alien, Prometheus, Monty Python’s Holy Grail
Meal/Food: Anything vegetarian or vegan
Book: Clive Barker’s Books of Blood
Historical Figure: Jacques Cousteau, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Rob Stewart
Megadeth solo: Conquer or Die!
Venue: I like playing everywhere and anywhere
TV shows: Breaking Bad, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, American Ninja Warrior
Hobbies: Relaxing with my wife and pets, Dark Souls, and drumming, of course.
Cliché: "A man's gotta do what he's gotta do"
Sport: Skateboarding, track and field, fitness
Piece of technology: Skype
Vacation spot: Iceland
Websites: seashepherd.org, oceana.org, YouTube
Christmas/holiday song: Jimmy Butler "Trim Your Tree"
Song from Dystopia: The Threat Is Real
Most memorable concert: Graspop 2016 with my family watching from side stage.
What do you like to do to relax while touring: Listening to music, sightseeing, finding good records and strong coffee.
Occupation if not a musician: Husband and animal dad.
Musical Influences: Prince, Dave Lombardo, Chad Smith, Napalm Death, Godflesh, Beastie Boys, Björk and many, many more…
First concert ever seen: Public Enemy, Paris, 1991
Fondest memory: Marrying Hannah Verbeuren.
Advice to other bands/musicians: Practice, Patience and Perseverance!
Most memorable tour story/experience: Ozzfest 2005
Most important life lesson: Listen, keep an open mind, and enjoy every day to the fullest.
Morning person or night owl? Depends on the timezone I happen to be in.
Where/when would you go in a time machine? To a time when humanity has abandoned cruelty and learned to treat Earth and its inhabitants with respect and kindness.
Who do you think Vic Rattlehead was when he was alive? I see him as Dave’s alter ego and a pretty badass dude!
What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water? Pillow, boombox and a ticket home.
What is the last book you read? Neil Gaiman American Gods
What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour? iPod
What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album? Coming up with a sick beat/riff/lyric and fine-tuning a song structure to perfection.
- Tama Starclassic Performer Birch/Bubinga
- Tama Dirk Verbeuren Signature Model
- Tama Drummer's Glove