Archive for February, 2013

Cast of ‘TEN’ en Français

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Here’s a picture of myself Hetain (Patel) and Dave ‘Stickman’ Higgins just before going on stage to perform TEN en Français at Theatre de Gennevilliers in Paris.

Cast of TEN

Meta-Stasis at the METALDAYS Festival 2013

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013


I’ll be performing with Meta-Stasis at the METALDAYS Festival 2013 in Tomlin, Slovenia between 21st-27th July, 2013.

“Ready to get butchered at Metaldays? Under the banner titled META-STASIS ex-members of bands like Ted Maul, Man Must Die, Rise To Remain ans Sikth came together to create a virus killing the world by extreme, experimental Death Metal music. For sure, there do not exist any chances for cure! These squadrons hailing from the UK convince of use of rapid chainsaw-guitars and forcible percussion drills. Certainly there’s one topic for them which makes sense: Guts and Glory!

META-STASIS are a new super group born of members from ‘Ted Maul’, ‘Man Must Die’ & ‘Rise To Remain’, gestating from the darkest depths of madness. Already being hailed as one of the most brutal and new savage acts to come out of the UK, Meta-stasis are just getting started with the release of their debut album ‘When The Mind Departs the Flesh’ in 2012 yet the sickos are already preparing their second album soon to be produced by the savage Scott Atkins (Grindstone Studio).

Meta-stasis are spread their disease with their rapidly ever-growing fan base so strap up and feel the life changing patterns of destruction through their music and come on a journey of psychotic inception!”

For more information visit:

MetalDays 2013

Hetain Patel’s – TEN (En Français)

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Hetain Patel's Ten

I am honoured to have been asked to join the second tour of Hetain Patel’s critically acclaimed ‘TEN’.

Having performed in the first tour at various theatres across the UK, I am extremely excited about the second tour in France (dates and venues below).

It is the first time the piece will be performed using a combination of French and English, with French surtitles; which whilst initially daunting is also very motivating in terms of inspiring the best possible performance.

Hetain Patel’s TEN – Dates and Venues

25th February 2013
Théâtre de Gennevilliers
41 avenue des Grésillons – F 92230 Gennevilliers

28th March 2013
Centre Choregraphique National de Caen
Centre Choregraphique National de Caen/Basse-Normandie
11-13, rue du Carel – BP 75411 – 14054 Caen Cedex 4

Take a look at the video below for a preview and to hear Hetain talk about what inspired the piece…

For more information about ‘TEN’, please visit Hetains website:

I Have Joined Meta-Stasis

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

I am pleased to announce my joining the asylum with the mighty META-STASIS!

Meta-Stasis on Facebook


The last album was recorded by Dan Foord (Ex Sikth) and these guys are serious heavyweights, having members from bands such as ‘Ted Maul’

If you haven’t heard their first album do so, it’s some of the best Tech-Metal around, and the next album is going to be Amazing!

Master-class With Billy Cobham – ACM Guilford

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Today I saw Billy Cobham and as is usual at a master-class, he asked for questions.

I asked him, “At the time of recording birds of fire, who were your influences as a drummer?”

He looked thoughtful and, in short answered, “The band, John and the band. There wasn’t really anyone around at that time who I could look to.”

I then asked him if he felt he was a pioneer of that style of drumming.

To which he replied, “No. I just did what I needed to.”

This struck me as a very honest and humble statement. I feel Billy’s influence in his field is massive, and certainly a huge inspiration on my path to understand the art of drumming.


Billy Cobham

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