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My name is Volker Reisner from Berlin/Germany. I’m a crazy metal drummer but i play every style i want like jazz, classic rock & hip-hop too. I start playing at the age of eleven. Two Years i had drumschoolig and I was in a trash percussion band. Later I started teaching myself. I can write notes and re-play what I listen to. At first I liked the sound of Rock/New-Metal like Korn/Metallica/Slipknot/Ill Nino and other bands now I changed to a deathmetal/hardcore/deathcore/chaos/grind mix. But it’s really nice to play incubus or endless drum solos on drums too. It’s great to use my splash or bell and my china must be loud and brutal.
Volker Reisner Interview:
SD.com: How old were you when you started playing?
Volker: I’m playing since I’ve been eleven.
SD.com: Did you play in a school band or any drum corps?
Volker: Yes I did.I played there just two years ago.
SD.com: Who are your top 5 influences?
Volker: mike portnoy, jason bittner, thomas lang, David Rhoades, Matt Greiner
SD.com: Assuming that influences doesn’t mean favorites, who are your favorites?
Volker: I really like the china work of matt Greiner, thats awesome! As well I love the chaos parts of Dream Theater of Mike Portney, I really like listening to that band. But I also like the straight double bass parts of shadows fall with jason bitter or the monumental parts of joey jordison.
SD.com: Let us know 5 CD’s that are in your current rotation
metallica – kill em’ all
salt the wound – Carnal Repercussions
waking the cadaver – Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler
belay my last – the downfall
despised icon – The Ills Of Modern Man
SD.com: What do you do to warm up before a show?
Volker: hehe, to tell the truth… nothing. well sometimes I play drums on my legs.
SD.com: Can you remember a night you think was your best playing ever? If yes, when and where?
Volker: uff, I never think that I am perfect. I always think… it must be better.
SD.com: Do you have a favorite brand of drums or cymbals?
Volker:i really like different cymbals such as Tama and the costom series of Masterwork is also good. The effect of zildjian and meinl I love too.
SD.com: If you could give one piece of advice to young drummers, it would be…
Volker: I think it’s important to find your own style, don’t just copy your fuckn heros!
SD.com: Who gave the best live performance you’ve ever seen?
Volker: hmm, maybe thats joey jordison of slipknot or Rob Rolfe from Enter Shikari.
SD.com: If you had to stop drumming, what would you want to do with your life?
Volker: I will never be stop drummig, never!