Dermot McDonagh / Tyrith
band: eternal helcaraxe
STICK SIZE: 5b
I’m a founding member of the Irish black metal band Eternal Helcaraxe. We write atmospheric epic black metal, influnced by Immortal, Emporor, Cradle of Filth and Mgla. We have recorded 2 albums and have 2 eps released, we have supported Mgla, 1349, Anaal Nathrakh, Keep Of Kalessin, Impiety. We are currently in the process of writing and demoing new material for the next album. I am endorsed by Czarcie Kopyto pedals and Serial Drummer t- shirts.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
The Collision stick size I play are 7A’s. Having played these for a number of months and having tested them against top brands such as Vic Firth, I couldn’t believe how durable Collision sticks are. A lot of my gigs and sessions are high energy and hard hitting so I need a brand behind me who can produce the quality I need. I can safely say Collision delivers the goods!
The reason I am looking forward to working with Collision Drumsticks are because you look after the artist, you want to help build the artist as well as promote your own brand. Ever since this endorsement process began, it has given me more confidence as a musician. To know that all the hours that I have spent in rehearsals, studios and gigs have paid off.
The most interesting aspect of Against All Odds is the ever-shifting mood. One moment you’re getting torn to shreds by the ferocious “We Assist Death”; the next you’re being entertained by the bard’s tale “Invictus”. Somewhere in between lies “As the Snow Gathers,” which for all its chillingness, is also quite warm thanks to some sweeping keyboard lines. Then, just when you think you’ve heard it all, they drop an emotionally-wrenching epic on you in the form of the album-closing title track
– Your Last Rites