Fred Aching

Powerflo

Fred Aching

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About

Paiste Artist Since
November 2018

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Powerflo
BillyBio
A Hero Within

Website
www.fredaching.com

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Setup

Fred Aching

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" 2002 Heavy Hi-Hat Top (regular)
14" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat Bottom (regular)
20" 2002 Wild Crash
22" 2002 Power Crash (Custom)
19" 2002 Extreme Crash
20" 2002 Novo China

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Biography

Fred Aching, currently the official drummer for Powerflo, has played in a variety of genres including rock, metal, hip hop, pop, funk, and fusion. Recently he played, toured, and recorded with (POWERFLO) the LA super group featuring members from Cypress Hill, Biohazard, and Fear Factory. They toured the UK & Europe in the summer of 2018, playing for crowds of over 50,000. Powerflo is working on a 2021 release, which will be the second record with Fred on drums. They plan on playing headlining shows in European festivals such as "Hell Fest" (France) & "Graspop Metal Meeting" (Belgium). Touring and recording credits for Fred Aching include BILLYBIO which is Billy Graziadei´s solo project, with original and current member from Biohazard. They have toured US and Canada in 2019 and Europe in early January of 2020, at one of the biggest indoor hardcore festivals called "Persistence Tour." Playing with a historic line up of bands such as Agnostic Front, Gorilla Biscuits, and H2O. Fred has also recorded on the second record for BILLYBIO coming out later this year. In 2012 Fred obtained 2nd place in the "Mapex Drummer of Tomorrow" drum off & "Roland 2012 drum off". In 2017 Fred performed a drum solo at (MI) Musician institute in Hollywood, CA during the product demonstration of "The Renzi" (Drum Pedal Accessory). He has established himself as a respected player and drum instructor, conducting and appearing at drum clinics and drum festivals in Perú. Fred is currently working as a full time drum instructor at "Let There Be Rock School" located in Fountain Valley, CA. Teaching along with drummers from bands such as "Of Mice & Men" and "Devil Driver". Learning experiences have found Fred taking master lessons with heavyweight drummers such as: Thomas Pridgen, Glen Sobel, Simmon Phillips, Jotan Afanador, Ronald Baez & Matt Star. Fred Aching is a pro drummer with world touring experience, who has developed a reputation of being solid and a quick study. Known to learn an entire set of material and able to record a whole album on short notice, he spends much of his time in San Diego/Los Angeles doing sessions for some of the music industry´s top producers. His performances are noted to be dynamic and impressive.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Full, wet with a brittle, trashy side. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft and very responsive, giving feel with a short, exploding sparkly splash character. Very well suited for dynamic effect accents in many musical styles. Also, well suited for hand playing in percussive set-ups.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, powerful. Medium wide range, clean mix. Heavy feel. Cutting, explosive attack. Strong, full, clear crash sound with even fade. An extremely powerful, sturdy cymbal for high volume playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Hissing, roaring, metallic, shimmering. Narrow range, fairly complex mix. Very responsive, balanced feel, especially controllable while crash/riding. A strong, piercing, crash paired with a growling decay. Very sturdy crash cymbal for louder musical applications in aggressive drumming styles.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Very bright, slightly trashy, full, exotic. Wide range, complex mix. Fast, responsive, explosive crash, loud, clear defined bell. Very unique, versatile china for flexible application.

  • Sounds