Marcelo Castro (AR)

Paiste Artist Since Feb 2018



Marcelo is a professional drummer, drum teacher and clinician from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied with greatest drum teachers in Buenos Aires and he has graduated from Percussion Institute of Technology (PIT), at Musician Institute USA in 1995.

With a passion for drums, he began a successful drum career, becoming one of the most representatives in metal drums of his time in all Latin America. He has played in some of the most popular metal bands in Buenos Aires as A.N.I.M.A.L., Rata Blanca, Ritual, Jesus Martyr, Buffalo, among others.

He has participated in many drum festivals, Buenos Aires SABIAN SHOWS 2004, 2005 and 2007 with Dom Famularo, Will Calhoun, Virgil Donati, between others and many drum fest and clinics over the world.

Teaching drums since 1989, he has made study methods, instructional DVD, and three drums solo albums.

A.N.I.M.A.L. is back since May 2015 with Marcelo on drums, the most popular groove metal band in Argentina, Latin America and Spain. A.N.I.M.A.L released seven albums from 1992 till 2005, and most incredible tours that a metal band in Spanish languages could perform in the entire world.

Nowadays the band signed with Sony Music to a new record “Vivo en Red House”, a live DVD with four new songs, performing this album in more than a hundred shows per year.