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Ivan Daniele

INSTRUMENT: Drums

PLACE OF BIRTH: Naples (Italy), January 11, 1988

EQUIPMENT: TAMA Starclassic Maple & Bubinga drums, MEINL cymbals, VIC FIRTH sticks, EVANS drumheads, SHURE in-ear monitors, YAMAHA electronic pads.

FAVOURITE DRUMMERS: Marco Minnemann, Simon Phillips, Thomas Lang, Will Hunt, Virgil Donati, Shannon Leto, Travis Barker, Vinnie Paul, The REV, Mike Portnoy, Danny Carey, Josh Dun, Gavin Harrison, Matt McGuire, Matt Garstka.

FAVOURITE BANDS/ARTISTS/COMPOSERS: Avenged Sevenfold, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Linkin Park, Megadeth, Metallica, Arcane Roots, Tool, Biffy Clyro, Toto, Foo Fighters, Nickelback, Pantera, Dream Theater, Helloween, Imagine Dragons, Joe Satriani, Sia, Skillet, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Marcus Miller, Hans Zimmer.

FAVOURITE ALBUMS:

IRON MAIDEN – Brave New World

AVENGED SEVENFOLD – Avenged Sevenfold

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – This Is War

PINK FLOYD – Pulse

LINKIN PARK – Minutes to Midnight

TOOL – Lateralus

BIFFY CLYRO – Ellipsis

DREAM THEATER – Train of Thought

METALLICA – …And Justice for All

IMAGINE DRAGONS – Evolve

HOBBIES AND PASSIONS: fFootball (SSC NAPOLI), cinema, books, video games, TV series, gym, running, comics, chess, Batman

FAVOURITE BOOKS & COMICS: Inferno, Don’t Say A Word, Wool, The Pompeii Syndrome, Angels & Demons, It, Dylan Dog, Julia

FAVOURITE MOVIES: Back to the Future (trilogy), Seven, The Departed, Inception, The Hateful Eight, Sleepers, The Prisoners, Inglourious Basterds, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Batman Begins, It, Shutter Island, Deep Red, Saving Private Ryan

FAVOURITE TV SERIES: Breaking Bad, Narcos, True Detective, Game of Thrones, Dark, Mindhunter, How I Met Your Mother, Friends

FAVOURITE VIDEOGAMES: Life Is Strange, Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, Uncharted 3, Metal Gear Solid, Heavy Rain, L.A. Noire, Batman: Arkham, FIFA

FAVOURITE ANIMATED MOVIES & CARTOONS: Inside Out, The Jungle Book, Toy Story, The Sword in the Stone, Up, Madagascar, Hercules, Over the Hedge, Tom & Jerry, Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge

SECRET WISH: play at Wacken Open Air!

A SHORT BIO:

My first approach to music was in 1990, when I was only two years old: I used to play nonstop a toy drum. Thanks to my brother and my father, I have deepened my musical culture in my childhood, growing with “bread and music”: Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Genesis, Toto, Queen and many others. Over the years I had my first private drum lessons and gradually I approached to the rock/metal scene: at the age of 14 I played in a lot of cover bands: one of them was a tribute to Iron Maiden, and I had the first live performances with it. In 2003 I started to study drum assiduously and continuously and my power to the instrument’s approach was increasingly evident, and I also started a very intense study of the double pedal technique. From 2011 I started an intense live activity, thanks above all to a tribute band of Vasco Rossi, an artist very famous in Italy. From here, the chance to share the stage with musicians of a certain level – like Andrea Innesto, Claudio Golinelli, Alberto Rocchetti – and to play as a special guest before Stef Burns’ concert. I joined Infinita Symphonia in 2012, a metal band that boasts collaborations with Michael Kiske, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Ralf Scheepers and Blaze Bayley. Since 2014 I’m a student at Saint Louis College Of Music, one of the most important schools of music in Europe. From August 2019 I’m an active and official member of Secret Rule.

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