Monday, January 24, 2011

ddrum Artist Michael Ehre' of Firewind

Firewind drummer Michael Ehre' launches Love.Might.Kill

Love.Might.Kill was founded in 2009 by Firewind, Uli Jon Roth and Metalium drummer Michael Ehre'. After touring the world with several bands and writing songs for German metallers Metalium, Saeko and Jutta Weinhold, he founded his own band by writing, recording and producing Love.Might.Kill's debut-album "Brace for Impact". Additional members included Jan Manenti on vocals, Christian Stover and Stefan Ellerhorst  on guitars and Jogi Sweers on bass.

"Brace for Impact" features 13 melodic metal tracks in the tradition of the bands longtime favourites like Rainbow, Judas Priest, Dio and Black Sabbath.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Legend Vinny Appice joins ddrum!

Vinny Appice and Carmine Appice
When one Appice does not appease you...

DDRUM is proud to announce the addition of the mighty Vinny Appice, to our artist roster!  Vinny will be joining his brother Carmine, and the rest of the ddrum family with his first official appearance at NAMM!

Appice took up the drums at the age of nine, taking lessons from the same teacher as his brother Carmine. When he was sixteen, Appice and his band BOMF met John Lennon at Record Plant Studios, leading to him appearing on several Lennon recordings. He moved on to record with Rick Derringer on Derringer (1976), Sweet Evil (1977), and Derringer Live (1977), before forming his own band Axis and recording It's A Circus World (1978).

Appice joined Black Sabbath in 1980 during the Heaven and Hell tour and appeared on the albums Live Evil (1982) and Mob Rules (1981) . In late 1982 he left Black Sabbath with vocalist Ronnie James Dio and formed the band Dio. They recorded Holy Diver (1983), The Last in Line (1984), Sacred Heart (1985), Intermission (1986), and Dream Evil (1987). In December 1989 Appice left Dio.

Appice joined World War III In 1990 and in 1992 he returned to Black Sabbath for the Dehumanizer album and tour. He then rejoined Dio and they recorded Strange Highways (1994) and Angry Machines (1996). In 2005 Appice appeared on a rap recording by Circle of Tyrants, whose lineup included Necro, Ill Bill, Goretex, and Mr Hyde , also collaborating with Alex Skolnick. Appice played two shows in Las Vegas with the Sin City Sinners in October 2009.[1] Appice rejoined his Black Sabbath bandmates Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler, and Tony Iommi in 2006 as Heaven & Hell, touring and releasing one studio album, The Devil You Know, before Dio's death in 2010.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reflex Series Drum Kit - New Video

Franklin "Third" Richardson takes a new ddrum Reflex Kit for a test drive. Check out the new for 2011 finish. Watch for the launch of a new on January 12th, 2011 for more information on this finish.

New Year brings new web site and products

Happy 2011 everyone! As we ring in the new year, we here at ddrum, are putting the finishing touches on an all new, user friendly, comprehensive, and kick butt if I may add, website. We have also been very hard at work putting the finishing touches on our new 2011 ddrum catalog! In fact, this is a live update from the press room floor of the printing plant that is producing them. That's the cover portion in the picture (right) - taken just minutes ago!

For 2011, there will be many exciting new finishes of existing favorites, as well as a new line of exciting snares and several new ddrum artist model products. 

Watch for the launch of the new on January 12, the day before NAMM (our biggest trade show of the year). 

See you then! 

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