Favourite Fishsticks: 5AXN Hyperblast
The 5AXN Hyperblast is exactly what I was looking for in a drumstick. Long enough to reach everything fast, heavy enough to sound great on loud environment and perfectly balanced so you can blast for days! I play different styles of extreme music, from fat heavy beats to super fast blast beats and this drumstick is a winner! I also want to praise the Fishsticks grips, they have made me regain my confidence on stage!
Nick Prapas was born in 1983 in Athens, Greece. He began studying drums at the age of 14 and has
since been advancing his skills in multiple styles of drumming. He has been touring, recording and
playing live since 1999 and teaching since 2009. Although his dedication to extreme drumming (through genres like grindcore, brutal death metal and black metal) is what made him well-known to the underground scene, he has also developed a versatile spectrum of skills, ranging from fast singles in high tempos and double bass beats (Vulnus, Progress of Inhumanity) to heavy, groovy, fat beats
(Krause) and odd-time progressive patterns (Mencea)
Home Town: Athens, Greece
Favourite Styles: Brutal Death, Grindcore, Powerviolence, Death Metal
Current bands: Progress Of Inhumanity, Krause, Cursed Blood
Previous bands: Vulnus, Mencea, Cut Off
Favorite Fishsticks: 5B Hammer Blast
The amount of control, response and durability Fishsticks provides is unmatched! They are perfectly balanced and easy to control when playing fast bits, offer precision handling during super technical sections and hold up extremely well during spirited playing sessions. The 5B Hammer Blast is the perfect all around performer, especially when paired with the soft stick grips.
Bio: I started playing drums at 11 years old, marched with my High School marching band for 3 years before moving to a drum kit full time. In that 18+ years of playing, I have had the opportunity to share stages with National and International bands and acts, play more shows than I could ever be able to remember, record several EP’s, play with numerous bands and hone my craft.
Home Town: Spartanburg, SC USA
Favorite Styles: Progressive, Metalcore, Thrash, Hip Hop
Current Band: Animist
Previous Bands: NeverFall, Every Man’s Enemy
Favourite Fishsticks: 5B Hammer Blast
I used the same brand and size sticks for over 10 years and was in need of change. When I saw the sleek black design of Fishsticks, I was instantly hooked. The black coat of the sticks provides a natural grip and has improved my performance and confidence behind the kit. An absolute godsend!
Bio: I have been playing drums/percussion for 17 years and have been writing/playing drums for Evocatus for 8 years. I’ve played in various percussion ensembles and orchestras in my time, playing drums, timpani, marimba and the classic gong at one point. I have brought this experience into Evocatus where I try to write drums to help me improve my own skills and abilities. My Dad introduced me to the original Evocatus line-up way back when. Without that and I wouldn’t have continued performing with the Evocatus guys or met some of the amazing people I have over the years.
Home Town: Muswellbrook, NSW, Australia
Favourite Styles: Death Metal, Deathcore, Hardcore
Current bands: Evocatus
Evocatus Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/EvocatusBand/
Evocatus Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evocatusband/
Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ado409/
Favourite Fishsticks: 5BX THUNDER FORCE
I’m a huge fan of the 5BX THUNDER FORCE. Aside from the striking white finish and bright lettering, they feel very well balanced and extremely sturdy. The extra length gives you just a little more leverage when you really want to get the point across on your cymbals. I was initially wary about the white painted finish, thinking they might be slippery, but after holding a pair my doubts vanished. The matte finish feels unbelievable in your hands And rest assured these sticks aren’t going anywhere. Fishsticks are built for punishment.
Although I’ve been listening to heavy music from the age of 11, I had a very late start on playing it. I didn’t pick up a pair of sticks until I was 20 when some friends were having trouble finding a drummer. I took a leap, bought a kit and the rest is history. I’ve very been fortunate to have played a lot of the United States and even made it to England for a couple of shows. I’m very humbled by the opportunities playing has given me. I’ve played huge festivals, recorded records, made lifelong friends and eaten all of the food......seriously all of it. So Fishsticks Drumsticks fit right into the way I live.
My hometown is Davis, WV but I’ve been living in Baltimore, MD for about 20 years.
I currently play in Iron Price, a sludgy, gnarly, metallic hardcore band from Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia. You can hear our influences in Helmet, Unsane, Crowbar, All Out War, And Candlemass. We’re on a fantastic label Upstate Records. I also play in The Universal Donors , a Baltimore based Type O Negative tribute band.
Ive played in a lot of bands in my area. Most noteworthy are Taken By Force, Treason and Ballistic. As for session work I had the pleasure of sitting in for Stout, and Dead and Buried for one show each and I had a blast doing it!
Favorite styles: Doom, Hardcore, Thrash, Ska, Classic Metal, and Dad Rock.
Biggest influences: Danny Schuler (Biohazard), Craig Nunenmacher (Crowbar), Jesse Muscato (Buried Alive), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Scott Powers (Stout), Steve Gadd (Steely Dan), Martin Axenrot (Opeth), Iron Matt Maben (Born of Plagues), Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork), Darrin Pfieffer (Goldfinger), Byron McMackin (Pennywise) and Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
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Fishsticks 5B Hammerblasts are my weapon of choice 💀
I've smashed all the other brands but Fishsticks revel in the punishment!
Home Town: Brisbane
Favourite Styles: Everything as long as it's good or done with passion
Current bands: Unbound
Previous bands: Where's The Pope, Pissed On, Wormtongue
Favourite Fishsticks: 5B Hammer Blast
I love that Fishsticks are lighter than previous sticks I’ve recently played, but still give me the familiar feel of a 5B stick, and with an extra bit of control from the coated finish. And with kickass names like Hammerblast and Destroyernator how could I not want to blast them!!
I've been playing drums for the past 25 years, starting in bands in high school and then being primarily involved in the punk/ hardcore / metal scenes since then.
Playing drums has allowed me to not only play all over my home country of New Zealand but also to travel around the world doing what I love. Through current and previous bands I have had the opportunity to support and tour with many of my favourite genre bands. Touring has also been a great way to see a lot of non "touristy" parts of cities and connect with like minded locals.
Whether its small local gigs, large festivals or creating songs with other musicians via the internet, I just love playing drums and being able to share this experience with others.
I am currently an endorser for Bosphorus Cymbals New Zealand, Cympad and now for Fishsticks!!
Home Town: Titahi Bay, New Zealand
Favourite Styles: Hardcore, Metalcore, Punk, Thrash Metal
Current bands: Starving Millions, Instant Death, Dimestore Skanks, Jumping The Fucking Shark
Previous bands: Kaosis, Outsiders, Evil In Eden, Not Quite Right, No Love Lost, Akashic Index
Session Bands: Vhiisiion, Black Lick, Darklight Corporation, Kaosis, Civilian Down
Favorite Fishsticks: 5AX HYPER BLAST
First of all, they are incredibly solid! They are perfect for fast stuff and is just the weight i need . Finally the Weight and long size I need to help for better rebound. They also look great. I love the white contrast with my black drumheads.
The family business is an important thing for me too and Fishsticks gives off nothing but "good vibes."
Bio: I've started drum lessons really young at 5 years. I did a lot of lessons and little jamming stuff. I've started playing metal stuff when i was 18 years with Nodafreth. We were friends from the skatepark really long time before. I joined Rage of Light (formally Trophallaxy & Dysrider) and took the decision to leave to focus on my Youtube channel with drum covers and also to work on the next album on Nodafreth with my cousin Noé Schüpbach.
Today i project to do more drum covers and to become a drum teacher. For sure i keep lot of practice to push my limit away everyday :)
Nodafreth Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Nodafreth-197273580294647/
Personal Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-GEbt3BZqBIzjEjp9XAE1w
Nodafreth Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/Nodafreth
Personal Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theooodrum/
Nodafreth Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nodafreth/
Favourite Fishsticks - 5AXN HYPER BLAST
The 5AXN Hyperblast sticks are a very well balanced line of sticks, durable, versatile and tough. Great for hard hitting and fast music but very capable of doing the job for many other genres. All around a great pair of sticks.
Bio - I have been drumming for 12 years, I got my first drum kit at the age of 8 from a trade with a family friend for 2 boxes of piss. Since then I have played in multiple bands playing genres such as Doom, pop punk, metalcore, death metal, R&B as well as playing for my schools Jazz band. I have opened for National acts such as We The Kings, Palaye Royale, Rings Of Saturn, Disentomb, Vulvodynia & Cattle Decapitation.
Hometown - Auckland
Favourite genres - Deathcore, Death Metal, Metalcore, Nu Metal, R&B.
Current bands - Parasitic Infestation / The Rhythmics.
Previous bands - Radium, Fire for glory, Once Foretold.
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Favourite Fishsticks: 5AX Hyper Blast
I love the light feel of the 5AX Hyper Blasts. They are very versatile and allow me to play both fast strokes and loud heavy strokes. These are a great all-round pair of sticks.
I have mainly been playing metal styles including thrash and nu metal with previous bands (Pizza Gut, Panik!, Decrier) and I am currently playing hard rock with Simple Stone. My style is a mix of blasty and heavy although I also like to incorporate elements of some electronic music, especially drum 'n' bass and trap.
Home Town: Sydney, Australia.
Favourite Styles: Hard Rock, Death Metal, Black Metal, Drum 'n' Bass, Trap
Current bands: Simple Stone
Previous bands: Pizza Gut, Panik!, Decrier
Session Bands: Pizza Gut, Simple Stone (soon)
also a list of:
• All your personal (drum related) and band social media links
• *Hi-Res vector versions of your band logos.
See attached zip file
• *Hi-Res promo photo with sticks ( sticks show clearly in the foreground so the branding is easily visible to highlight. Please send unedited originals and logo's separately and we will do all the editing. )
Favourite Fishsticks: 5AN HOARFROSTS
For me I just love the 5AN HOARFROSTS because they are so light and easy to use as well as being thick, tough and easy to handle.
Bio: Been playing drums on and off since I was about 12. I’m originally from a small town in rural NSW called Gunnedah and I moved to Newcastle to get involved in the music scene.
Home Town: Gunnedah NSW, Australia
Favourite Styles: a mix of fast double bass and hard and heavy grooves
Current bands: Mandalore
Previous bands: Billabong Of Blood, The Dirac Sea, 52 Gauge
Favourite Fishsticks: 2B Annihilator
Most of my drumming career I have always used bigger sticks from anywhere from 5Bs to 2Bs but mostly 2Bs. Its all about feel. The 2B Annihilators are effortless when it comes to speed which to me its better for my muscle groups to keep playing for hours. Plus I love the white coated look. It stands out especially in Live situations.
I have been drummer for over 18 years there abouts. Started back in High School. My first instrument was guitar, did that for 2 years. Parents wanted my to play guitar, but I knew I was a drummer way before. Typical Parents always trying to avoid drums. So yeah after 2 years the enehveritable happened, I bought my first drum set off my friend who was a drummer.
Yeah taught myself drums by hear for the first few years. Not like everyone else with the same nutshell story playing to old Metallic records. Na I dived right in playing Korn & Slipknot songs and explored from then.
Had a year or 2 of drum lessons, just to help guide me and explore other styles up to the point where the teacher said dude you don’t need me anyone, spend your money on drum gear.
During and after high school been in so may different styles of metal bands, Rock/Electro Bands and then more Metal Bands. Did it all and still doing it, record, perform music videos, play live, touring and supporting overseas bands and then partying.
Current Bands: Our Last Enemy & Hallen.
Previous Band: As Angels Bleed.
Favorite Fishsticks: 5BXN THUNDER FORCE with Soft Stick Grips.
They’re perfectly balanced and the longer shaft gives me the extra throw. With the nylon tip you get the typical projection out of your cymbals, especially your ride and hi-hat. Wrapped in grip tape, playing drums is like a walk in the park, no more sweaty and slippery shafts.
I started my journey at the age of 4 taking lessons from the drummer whom played in my parent's band. My first band at the age of 10 playing covers and other styles of rock and then 14 years of age came along when I received my first electronic kit for home practice. The last 3 years marked a new chapter as I began to explore the more extreme side of metal.
Home Town: Leipzig, Germany
Favourite Styles: Progressive, Math, Slam, Death
Current bands: EndEater
Previous bands: Monark, Gizmore, Three Days Rest, Gleis 21
Favourite Fishsticks: 5BX THUNDER FORCE
They're indestructible! I love the durability and the feel they have, can't explain it man they're just amazing.
Hey what's up? I'm Rikk I play drums for Los Angeles based death metal outfits Fleshengraved & Mutated.
I started playing drums at the age of 15 as a hobby joined my first band at 16 never with the intention of becoming a life long musician but i suppose life had different plans. several years later and countless bands & hours of practicing here i am
ecstatic to be an Ibbotson Drums / Fishstick artist!
El Monte, California
Death Metal, Slam, Deathcore, Grindcore and everything in between
Fleshengraved , Mutated
Concrete Sledge, Ubiquity,
Pauls Dead, Harlequin, Malignant, Reaper,
Favourite Fishsticks: 5BX / 5BXN THUNDER FORCE
Fishsticks are the sickest brand of drum sticks available. Their durability is unmatched, they play extra smooth with plenty of rebound, and they look bad ass! They’re the only brand of sticks I’ve played that feel like they were made for me. My favorite stick is the 5BX or 5BXN THUNDER FORCE!
I’ve been playing drums for 15 years. i played in bands all throughout school, did drumline for 5 years, and jazz band for a few more years. I dig just about any style of music and drumming, but I mainly focus on blasting/speed, funky chops, and odd rhythms.
Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas.
Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Djent, Deathcore, Slam, Funk, Jazz, Pop, rap. Anything technical or extreme in any way.
Hunt The Dinosaur
Hunt the dinosaur
Favourite Fishsticks: 5AXN HYPER BLAST
I need a stick that can provide me the balance, length, and durability that allows me to feel comfortable on stage and in the studio. That’s what I love about Fishsticks 5AXN Hyper Blast. The feeling that I get from these sticks can’t be found in any other brand. Combine them with the stick grips and you’ve got yourself a devastating weapon!
Bio: I’ve been playing drums seriously for the last 4 years. I’ve always had an interest in playing drums, but these days I’m driven to explore this passion more than ever. Throughout high school I was involved in marching band and other projects. I’ve also played in punk, folk, and rock. But ultimately I decided to venture into playing metal music. Started out by playing with Mortal Enemy, a locally established group here in Boise, Idaho. I now play in the power metal outfit By Fire And Sword as well as the black metal act Weald and Woe. Both are challenging and rewarding in their own ways. And the more I pour myself into the music, the benefits are becoming clearer than ever.
Home Town: Boise, Idaho
Favourite Styles: power metal, black metal, death metal
Current bands: By Fire And Sword, Weald And Woe
Previous bands: Mortal Enemy
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Favourite Fishsticks: 2BXN Destroyernator
I love how absolutely solid these bad boys feel. I've gone through other sticks in the past that I'm told I can't break, but have completely splintered within weeks. Fishsticks feel strong, balanced, and the extra length really gives me the ability to hit faster than I thought I could. Besides all that, they look unbelievable! I am in love with the 2BXN Destroyernators, for all of the above mentioned reasons but also because of the name. I am a Destroyernator as well lol!
My onstage persona is a strong warrior woman who is intimidating, strong and beastly. I have the same powerhouse energy playing for 2 people or 2000 people. Drumming is my passion, my absolute place in life is onstage behind a kit playing as hard and as fast as I can. I've played in my current band "The Blacktides" for 2 years and we've supported some huge International Musicians:
-Michael Greaves (Misfits) @ Cherry Bar, Melbourne
-Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) @ The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne
-Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age) HQ, Adelaide
-The Svetlanas, HQ, Adelaide
-Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz) The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
-Jinjer, Max Watts, Melbourne
Home Town: Sussex Inlet, NSW
Favourite Styles: Metalcore, Hardcore, Death Metal, Power Metal
Current bands: The Blacktides
Previous bands: Enter Archadia
Favourite Fishsticks: 5BN Hammerblast in Natural Finish
I’m proud to support Fishsticks as it’s a small Australian company producing high quality gear that deserves to be celebrated. I love the wide range of products available, they have a great feel and balance and are a pleasure to play with. I enjoy the 5B for its balance of power and leverage, moderate weight and durability over thinner models, I like the brightness and durability of the nylon tip and the depth of sound produced by the oval tip. The natural finish is appealing to me because its the classic feel of lighter lacquering I've become accustomed to offering a good amount of grip/slickness that feels comfortable when shuffling up and down the stick under different circumstances.
Bio: I am the drummer from sydney rock band Wicked Things. I’ve been playing drums for 14 years, pulling influences from classic rock band like Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, through to 80’s/90’s hair metal like Motley Crue and Mr Big, as well as more modern stylings of bands like the Foo Fighters. I pride myself on being able to play a wide range of styles from Jazz to Metal with the primary focus being on a big classic rock sound. I previously played in a Chilli Peppers-esque funk rock band called Cold Vulture for 4 years before the founding of Wicked Things. I do a little work with other sydney bands mostly for recording, for example I’ll be featuring on the Los Sierra album currently in production.
Home town: Sydney
Favourite Styles: Rock, classic metal
Current Bands: Wicked Things
Previous Bands: Cold Vulture
Session Bands: Los Sierra (recording only)
2BXN Destroyernators in Natural & in Colored Deep Embedded Coating + Colored Soft Stick Grips!
I love how durable Fishsticks are and how they respond and feel. I also love that Fishsticks is a company tailored towards metal drummers. It shows in the quality, durability, and feel you get when using these sticks. I prefer the 2BXN Destroyernators in Natural and in Color + Colored Soft Stick Grips. The longer and heavier stick with a shorter taper and nylon tip leads to more definition, power, speed, and an unmatched feel. Along with the Soft Stick Grips that are soft, absorb all shock, stick to your hand no matter how sweaty or dry they are, and feel incredibly comfortable; It is a match that cannot be beat!
I had started drumming in Middle School but didn't take it seriously until High School. I have drummed in my High School Marching Band and Indoor Percussion program for 4 years, briefly drummed in The Baltimore Marching Ravens Band, briefly studied Jazz Performance in College, and in the past 3 years have taken up playing my true passion: Drumset and Extreme Metal. I am currently the Drummer for Extreme Metal / Deathgrind band Denied Rapture. I have always had the deepest passion for Extreme Drumming and Extreme Music. I have been drumming for around 6 years.
Home Town: Frankford, Delaware
Favourite Styles: All forms of Extreme Metal
Current bands: Denied Rapture
Favourite Fishsticks: 2BX Destroyernator with Magnum Purple Soft Stick Grips.
The size, weight and balance make playing effortless and the sticks just fly like never before. They make blasting feel like a walk in the park and on top of that the grips hold the sticks right in the fulcrum which makes for PURE PRECISION!!
Bio: Originally from western Sydney but currently based in north west Melbourne. Got into metal age 7 when I discovered the song Aces High by Iron Maiden on one of my mums compilation tapes. Got first kit age 13 and was on stage jamming with middle aged blues musos only a few months later. Got first professional gig at 15 playing in a jazz trio with 2 other guys who were more than twice my age. However I have played in a wide range of bands with differing styles including punk, hard rock, hip hop, jazz, alt-country, funk-metal, death metal, as well as session work in musicals, plays, etc. Now solely focused on experimental death metal.
Hometown: Sydney/Blue Mountains NSW
Favourite styles: Latin, death metal, experimental, world, jazz.
Current bands: Larry Leadfoot
Previous bands: War Rages Within