#Testing Tomorrow, Scarlet Hollow, Freelance
Paiste Artist Since Jun 2006
18" Alpha Rock China
22" Alpha Metal Ride
19" Alpha Rock Crash
18" Alpha Rock Crash
11" 2002 Splash
17" Alpha Rock Crash
15" Alpha Rock Hats
8" 2002 Splash
GROM is well respected drummer in the international rock/metal scene. He began playing drums at the age of 12 in Europe and immediately started studying with significant names in the European and American drumming community. Born and raised in Northern Italy, he has attended the CPM Music Academy in Milan, Italy and is a graduate of Musician's Institute (PIT) in Hollywood, CA. With roots that dwell into metal, his specialties span across a wide spectrum of genres, including all forms of Rock, Metal, Pop & Blues.
In 2006 he relocated to Los Angeles after having successfully carried through a 10 year career in Europe as an in-demand session drummer. He has extensively toured internationally, recorded a significant quantity of sessions and released over 20 full albums with signed bands he has been part of as a member, or as a hired studio drummer. He was the rhythmic driving force behind Metal Blade Records cult NOrwegian black metal band 'Ancient' (2000-2005) as well as 'Hortus Animae' (Sleaszy Rider / EMI) with whom he released 3 albums and various box-sets. Other bands include 'Psychorder', Italian cult epic-metal band 'Doomsword' (Dragonheart / SPV), 'Hate Profile' (Cruz Del Sur recs.), 'K-Again' and The 'K', with whom he toured and/or recorded.
He has been the steady studio drummer for up & coming Italian progressive death/hardcore metal band OPPOSITE SIDES, who have released 2 signed full length albums so far.
In 2007, following the recognition of his musical achievements, he was awarded by the U.S. government with the rare 'Extraordinary abilities artist' green card, making him a permanent American resident. Through the years he has received a huge amount of press coverage and feedback, including prime interviews in top European & U.S. drum magazines as well as many rock/metal magazines with this various bands. Quoted numerous times as a "strong working drummer", he now teaches privately and online, writes for various magazines and continues his active freelance drummer work from his Venice (CA) home-base.
He is currently writing an educational book and has participated in numerous video clips. A rock solid and versatile drummer, his latest recordings include LA rock outfit 'LAST EXIT', solo guitarist 'MIKE SHOUSE', singer-songwriter 'JOHN PAUL' as well as scoring for various indie short movies. He also recorded for guitarist 'RICARDO PERUGINI' and Polish power-metal band 'HEXFIRE' who released an official album in 2011.
He teaches in and around L.A. in various schools amongst which Dave Janssen's school of music and takelessons.com. Drummer for numerous "casual" and top-40 acts in Southern California, he cooperated with award winning rock violin player Antonio Pontarelli with who he played live. He is also played for Kevin Patrick (Blondie) produced Hollywood rock singer Jennifer Rose .
In 2010 he joined local Southern California legacy hard-rock act 'TESTING TOMORROW' making it his primary original outfit alongside his current female fronted progressive-rock band 'SCARLET HOLLOW' (Moorpark, CA), ready to release their debut full length album under Melodic Revolution Records in 2012.