SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA
band: CROW KILLER // NATURAL EVIL
STICK SIZE: 5BR
My name is Matthew Lloyd – I’ve been playing drums for a little over a decade now and have been playing in bands since I was 15.
Growing up, my favorite drummers were Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Gene Hoglan (Darkangel/Death/Testament), Nick Menza (Megadeth), Tre Cool (Green Day), and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers). As much as I thoroughly enjoy the lighter side of music like anybody else, thrash metal and hardcore are the genres I really feel I can best express my style.
Although I’ve spent the better half of the last five years playing for and filling in for a variety of hardcore bands – but I currently play for the bands Crow Killer from Salt Lake City, Utah and Natural Evil from Boise, Idaho.
Crow Killer recently put out a full-length record ‘Enslaved to One’ on New Age Records; coinciding with a tour featuring the bands Sanction, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Vamachara, and Typecaste, in March of 2020. Some notable venues we visited were the Lost Lake Lounge (Denver, CO), Davey’s Uptown (Kansas City, MO), the Whiskey Junction (Minneapolis, MN), and the Cobra Lounge (Chicago, IL).
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
I’ve consistently played the same drum sticks for closer to 8 years until I heard about Collision Drumsticks. After getting a couple pairs in the mail, I sat down behind my kit and instantly fell in love with the quality. I was playing the 5B size for a few months and recently switched up to the 5BR line. That extended range makes a WORLD of difference. My favorite thing about the Collision brand is how close-knit the community is.You get a real sense of support from not only the company, but the fellow Collision ambassadors across the world. The community aspect is of utmost importance to me.If you’re looking for the strongest stick on the market, look no further than Collision Drumsticks. Great community, incredible drumsticks.