BAND: THE BLACKMORDIA + work w/ @liampayne @elliegoulding @ritaora
STICK SIZE: 5A
Born in Paris, $ofiane begins playing drums at a very young age. He starts drums and music theory at only 4. This passion for drums will lead him to perform a lot this young though.
At 15, he creates The Blackmordia, a rock/metal band. In the very first year, he performed more than 150 times with them and shares the stage with Puggy or Patrice as well. The band releases his first EP, « Slaves Of Barong », which leaded The Blackmordia to play for multiple shows all accross Europe. He shares the stage with Matt Greiner (August Burns Red), Luke Holland (The Word Alive) and Steve Carey (The Color Morale).
June 2016, $ofiane talks about being endorsed by Tama and Serial Drummers, following this series of events with The Blackmordia. $ofiane becomes a main guest as drummer for the band 7 Years Back, who he made a couple shows besides Bad Omens and Ice Nine Kills with.
In May 2017, The Blackmordia announced their participation to the Download Festival and also talks about an European tour, supporting bands like Gojira, The Devil Wears Prada, Northlane and Bad Omens. On this tout, $ofiane learns about arenas thanks to Gojira’s show at the Romane Arena in Bucarest, in front of more than 6 000 persons.
Recently he’ll be supporting Our Last Night last winter in Germany with The Blackmordia but also Five Finger Death Punch for the Russian tour in arenas.
At the beginning of the year, $ofiane collaborated as session drummer for RITA ORA, Maitre Gims, Corneille and VITAA and also as percussionist for one of the most French singers yet, Julien Doré.
The Blackmordia are preparing the release of their new single “GOD” which will mark their new pop orientation, on this occasion, they will open for the famous Nickelback at the end of next May and will be on the road of mainstream festivals all summer long. He’ll be doing his first Masterclass in June next with Brian Frasier Moore in Paris.
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