Jason Willer

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine

Jason Willer

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About

Paiste Artist Since
May 2017

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliations
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine
CHARGER
Cross Stitched Eyes

Website
jasonwiller.com

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„To me Paiste Cymbals are the best cymbals on the market hands down. The sound, feel, projection and consistency puts them in a league of their own. “

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Biography

Jason Willer became aware of his passion for drumming at the age of 10, when he’d bang on empty buckets. At age 15, Jason founded numerous punk bands including the Enemies which were on Lookout! Records along with label mates Green Day and Rancid. In 2001, Jason began drumming for one of Britain’s original punk bands the UK Subs, which led to sold-out shows and international touring. This began his relationship with Cleopatra Records leading to a career as touring drummer for veteran heritage artists in seminal bands from a diverse range of genres including Nik Turner from Hawkwind, Jello Biafra from Dead Kennedys, Zounds, The Mob, and experimental krautrock band Brainticket. In 2004 he moved to Germany, where he started the punk deathrock band Cross Stitched Eyes which are on legendary punk label Alternative Tentacles. In 2008 he started the dark punk band Alaric on the record label 20 Buck Spin and Neurot Recordings founded by the influential post-metal band Neurosis. Jason not only plays drums in the aforementioned bands but has also written songs for many including the UK Subs, Nik Turner, Brainticket, Cross Stitched Eyes, Alaric, and others. Although his focus is drums Jason is a multi-instumentalist with a passion for composition who believes that all musicians including drummers should focus on serving the music. Jason continues to play with Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Alaric, and Cross Stitched Eyes while teaching drums in Oakland California.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

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

    Sound character: Bright, explosive, full, sparkling, warm. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Even, giving feel with a powerful attack, sharp response and a nice sparkling fade. A strong, full, durable and cutting crash with radiant sound.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Dark, full, raw, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Heavy feel, fairly controllable, very explosive crash sound. Extremely loud, nasty china for higher volume playing.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 5", 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/2", 8", 5 pc Set, 7 pc Set
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Soft, extremely responsive. Explosive, shattering, glassy attack with modulating warm, full, long fade. Features an exotic, very dominant center tone with lively, flanging over- and undertones. Available individually or as sets on hardware mountable 5 and 7 arm holders. Well suited for upside down mounting over a ride bell.

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