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Paiste welcomes Jon Larsen to the Paiste Artist Family

Nottwil/Switzerland – The world renowned Swiss cymbal maker Paiste is proud to welcome Jon Larsen to its Artist Endorsement Program.

Jon Larsen is founding member of Danish band Volbeat, whose fan base around the globe is constantly growing. Their latest studio album “Beyond Hell/Above Heaven” received Platinum awards in Denmark and Germany as well as Gold awards in Finland and Sweden. Volbeat’s new album “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies” will be released on April 9th. This summer Volbeat are going to co-headline some of the most prestigious rock festivals such as Rock im Park/Rock am Ring (Germany), Download (UK), Sauna Open Air (Finland), Rock Werchter (Belgium) and Roskilde (Denmark).

For Volbeat’s unique mix of Heavy Metal, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Country and Blues, Jon Larsen selected cymbals from various lines of the Paiste assortment. His set up is as follows: 18” 2002 Power Crash, 19” Signature Power Crash, 14” Twenty Custom Collection Metal Hats, 18” Twenty Custom Collection Metal China, 18” Signature Full Crash, 18” Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash, 18” Twenty Custom Collection Metal China, 22” Twenty Custom Collection Metal Ride, 14” 2002 Wild Hats, 19” Twenty Custom Collection Metal Crash, 18” 2002 Power Crash.

Paiste also welcomes the following distinguished artists to the Paiste Artist Family:

Joel Farland # Van She (Australia)
Matti Johansson # Korpiklaani (Finland)
Stefan Brunner # Schandmaul (Germany)
Claus Heiberg # Briskeby (Norway)
Jan Inge Nielsen # Sigvart Dagsland, Tre Sopranos (Norway)
Danil Prokopyev # Independent (Russia)
Chris Barkensjö # The Resistance (Sweden)
Alexis “Singha Dee” Amitrigala # Dee Day Dub (Switzerland) Steven Chen # Independent (USA)
Nate Coon # Hudson Moore (USA)
Norm Freeman # Independent (USA)
Ben Jackson # Greg Bates (USA)
Ian O’Neill # Gavin Degraw (USA)
Ryan Parrish # Smoke or Fire (USA)
Juan Manuel Roura # Los Amigos Invisibles (USA)
Fernando Sanchez # L.P. (USA)
Gringo Starr # Michael Bolton (USA)
Matt Starr # Ace Frehley (USA)

Paiste’s Artist Endorsement Policy, as established in 1957 with the creation of «Drummer Service», is based entirely on the artist’s appreciation for Paiste products, Paiste’s recognition of the artist’s career and distinguished status among the drum and percussion community, and mutual respect and loyalty.

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