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Lawrence ‘Larry’ Paterson was born in Matamata, New Zealand, drumming by the age of 15 influenced by the sounds of classic hard rock and heavy metal made by bands such as Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and AC/DC. Several bands in New Zealand followed until by 1988 Lawrence relocated to the United Kingdom. Once there he again spent years in several bands of different calibre and levels of achievement, drumming for the likes of thrashers Arbitrater in 1992 when they released the ‘Darkened Reality’ album. For a period of time Larry was ‘official helper and gear carrier’ for Cozy Powell and his drum tech Eddie Naughton during the writing and recording of the Black Sabbath ‘Forbidden’ album. Striking up a friendship with one of his all time drum heroes left an indelible impression on Lawrence; a profound influence of Larry’s playing style and attitude to both music in general and metal in particular. More recently Larry was the prime mover in Chokehold, who also released three albums. The first, ‘The Killing Has Begun’, was handled by Casket Records during 2006 while the second, ‘The Sweet Sense Of Genocide’, and third, ‘Eight Days In May’ have become successful independent releases. Coupled with this Chokehold released a promotional video for the track ‘Faith Of Fear’ which featured on Scuzz and MTV. The band appeared on Channel 4 as part of the Harvey Goldsmith series, featuring on the episode that revolved around the fortunes of British metal veterans Saxon. Impressed with Chokehold’s performance, Saxon immediately offered them the opening slot on their UK ‘Inner Sanctum’ tour that took place in May 2007. However, despite some success during and after this tour, including the offer of a deal from Germany’s Armageddon Records, Larry decided that he had done as much as he could with Chokehold and moved on. This time he stepped up a gear by auditioning for Blaze Bayley, finally offered the full time position in October 2007. Blaze Bayley hit the road for remainder of 2007 before retreating to write material for their first album under their own label. The new Blaze Bayley album, entitled ‘The Man Who Would Not Die’ was finally released on 7 July 2008. The tours that followed included shows in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Eire, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Croatia, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Brazil, Poland, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy and Greece. In 2009 the double live album and DVD ‘The Night That Will Not Die’ was released, the following year the band’s second album ‘Promise And Terror’ also emerging. However, shortly after this, in May 2010, Larry departed the band due to personal and professional differences with some of the other members. A string of bands followed, releasing albums with I.C.O.N and Iron Knights and touring alongside Operation Mindcrime, Anvil and UDO. Larry currently lives in Italy and drums for Iron Knights, 'Larry Paterson's Thunderhead', Di Bianco Svestita and Wishing Well as well as independent sessions."
Sound character: Dry, slightly dark, raw, melodic. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Heavy yet controllable feel. A clear, glassy ping over a dry and slightly dark, harmonic layer of wash. Very distinctive, tight and deep bell. Well suited for all types of musical styles that require clear stick work and a strong bell. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "The Police" drummer Stewart Copeland.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.
Sizes: 17", 18", 19"
Sound character: Very energetic and powerful, metallic, hissing. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Very responsive, giving feel. Very well suited for crash/ride patterns. Strong, sturdy, loud crash for aggressive playing styles in loud and extreme musical genres.
Sizes: 18", 20"
Sound character: Bright, silky, metallic, full, slightly trashy and very powerful. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Comfortable, responsive and somewhat soft feel. Exotic type of china that also offers the sound and function of a crash cymbal. Its unique shape makes both the bell and downward turned china edge accessible at once. Provides a strong, sizzling and deep layered china sound that is perfectly suited for any styles of Rock music and for other unique applications and percussive settings.