Mark Rees

Independent

Mark Rees

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About

Paiste Artist Since
February 2014

Nationality
New Zealand

Main Affiliation
Independent

Other Affiliation
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„From Bonzo and Ian Paice, to Danny Carey and Nicko McBrain; all of my heroes have played Paiste and I couldn’t imagine playing anything else. In the six years since I became a Paiste artist, I am yet to crack a cymbal - which is absolutely amazing!“

Setup

Mark Rees

Cymbals listed from left to right

18" 2002 China
14" Twenty Custom Collection Full Hats (discontinued)
19" Twenty Custom Collection Full Crash (Custom)
22" Signature Reflector Bell Ride "Powerslave"
20" Twenty Custom Collection Full Crash (discontinued)
20" RUDE Novo China

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Biography

Mark Rees is one of New Zealand’s most experienced and versatile rock drummers. A veteran of the vibrant Kiwi metal scene, Mark began playing drums at age 13. Just four years later, he was invited to join one of Christchurch’s busiest covers bands, playing packed venues most nights, despite being under the drinking age for much of his time behind the kit. In the ‘90s Mark moved to Auckland, where he co-founded Groove / Thrash metal quartet Subtract in 1998. The band has since released two EP’s, three albums and supported the world’s biggest metal acts in New Zealand and Australia, including Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Lamb of God, Fear Factory, Arch Enemy, Children of Bodom, Opeth, Trivium, Shihad, Helmet, Soilwork and Exodus. As a full-time drum teacher, Mark loves sharing his knowledge and passion for music with over 200 students, ranging in age from 5 to 55. With Subtract currently on hiatus, he has been busy and just completed tracking drums for an exciting new project with an album due out soon.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Fairly dark, full, controlled, glassy, shimmering. Fairly wide range, clean mix. Very comfortable feel with a clear, full ping over a large, deep harmonic wash. This ride cymbal is extremely well suited for intricate stick work that calls for a strong bell in all types of Rock based music. Developed in co-operation with the legendary "Iron Maiden" drummer Nicko McBrain.

  • Sounds
  • Details

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

    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.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, full sounding crash, complex, trashy ride. The definitive classic rock china sound.

  • Sounds