NECROPHAGIST Drummer Schedules U.S. Clinics

Last week German death metal band NECROPHAGIST announced the addition of world-renowned drummer Marco Minnemann to its lineup. Minnemann will begin playing drums for NECROPHAGIST on the band's upcoming headlining North American tour, dubbed "Summer Slaughter Tour", also featuring labelmates CEPHALIC CARNAGE as well as DECAPITATED, ION DISSONANCE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS and more.

The "Summer Slaughter Tour" will begin June 1 and is sponsored by Revolver magazine, Ibanez Guitars, Tama Drums, Fixion Media and Jaxprints. Prior to the start of the "Summer Slaughter Tour", Minnemann will perform select NECROPHAGIST songs at his upcoming drum clinics.

After establishing a reputation in his home country, Germany, in the late '90s, Marco began instructing solo workshops. Highlights included the Frankfurt Music Fair, PASIC in Dallas, and a solo performance at the "Modern Drummer Festival" in Toronto, where Marco had the honor of being the first German drummer to display his talents there. This performance, in the eyes of professionals and music trade magazines, catapulted him into the Top Ten of the drumming world. Following Drumfest, appearances included the Australian TUDW fest and the Montreal Drumfest in Canada.

Marco's influences are quite diverse, and up to this point most of his work has included collaborations with many of jazz and funk's leading musicians. Marco also co-produced and played instruments on Paddy Kelly's (Kelly Family) solo CD which entered the charts in 2004 and played on the double platinum CD "Nena feat Nena". Marco also performed and recorded with artists such as: PAUL GILBERT, NENA, UDO LINDENBERG, H-BLOCKX, MIKE KENEALLY, FFW, GIANNA NANNINI, GARRY WILLIS, THE KELLY FAMILY and many more.

MARCO MINNEMANN drum clinics:

April 14 - Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Falls Music
April 15 - Bozeman, MN - Music Villa
April 17 - Chico, CA - Harried Music
April 18 - San Jose, CA - Lemmon Percussion
April 19 - Las Vegas, NV - Sam Ash
April 21 - Albuquerque, NM - Grandma's
April 22 - Denver, CO - Rupp's

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