Ex-MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT Drummer Gets Endorsed

Former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos (currently in THE SERVANTS) has landed an endorsement deal with Moon Drum Co. As part of the deal, Moon has given Kontos his own signature set, made to Chris' specifications: Big, solid, fat drums. 14X16 tom, 16X18 floor, 18X18 floor, 24X18 kick, 14X6 & ½ snare. The shells are ten-ply maple with ten-ply reinforcement rings, hand-rubbed black finish with tube lugs, triple-flange hoops and no shell obstruction.

Chris is stoked to bring Moon Drum Co. out on the road this fall. "Most drums are too small for me," Kontos said. "This kit is just right for my size. I play a John Bonham-like configuration nowadays and I love it!! The Moon Monster set will let me bring out all the big, bam, boom drumming I can play!"

A full press release announcing the deal will appear in Modern Drummer next month, plus an ad for Moon Drum Co. featuring Chris and Jeff Gomes of M.I.R.V. (The Men On The Moon) will be running in all major music magazines.

In other news, Kontos will be offering drum lessons to beginner and advanced students. For more information, write to: [email protected]

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