Hereford, Texas / USA
STICK SIZE: 5B
Drumming is a passion of mine that began over 20 years ago. I currently play drums for the death metal band Astringency based out of Lubbock, Texas. At the moment we have two full length albums out that are available through all streaming platforms as well as physical copies available through our Bandcamp. We have toured throughout Texas and the Midwest over the years, and opened for many national metal acts including Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, The Faceless, Lorna Shore, and countless others.
Our biggest show to date was opening for Lorna Shore in front of a sold out crowd in our hometown of Lubbock. I also had the privilege of touring with the legendary John Longstreth and Origin back in 2014 on the All Things Dead Tour when I was playing drums for another Texas-based death metal band, Abolishment of Flesh.
What started out as a hobby when I was 7 years old has turned into a lifelong passion.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
For years I have used a 5B stick. I have found this to be a perfect balance of size, weight, and durability for my style of playing. Reliability is a big factor for me when choosing a brand. Collision Drumsticks has proven to be a reliable company that puts out a reliable product. Before I started playing Collision Drumsticks, breaking a stick was a pretty frequent occurrence for me during a show. Since making the switch to Collision, breaking a stick during the middle of a performance has become a rare event. My favorite thing about the Collision brand is the artist/customer focused mindset. Everyone from the sales team to the artist relations team are 100% behind their product and artists, and that’s something special. Collision Drumsticks is definitely a brand that I recommend to ALL of my drumming friends.