Michael Brush

Sirenia

Michael Brush

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About

Paiste Artist Since
September 2018

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliations
Sirenia
Magic Kingdom
Holy Tide

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„“To be a part of the legacy of these legendary cymbals, is an honour. Paiste cymbals allow me to express myself and give me my sound. The craftmanship is outstanding, truly masters of the craft. A remarkable family to be part of.”“

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Biography

UK based drummer Michael Brush, is best known as for being a member of the Norwegian gothic metal band, SIRENIA. Hitting the charts and selling out venues fully packed of happy crowds since 2001, SIRENIA is by now one of the most genre-defining bands of the gothic metal scene. Michael also performs and records for Magic Kingdom from Belgium. The band of virtuoso guitarist Dushan Petrossi. Michael Performs on the albums “Savage Requiem” (2015) and “MetAlmighty” (2019) both released via AFM Records. He also plays for Italian progressive power metallers, Holy Tide. This band has an impressive line up of international musicians including Joe Caputo (Italy) Fabio Caldeira (Brazil) Michael Brush (England) and Ex- ManOwar guitarist David Shankle (USA.) The debut album “Aquila” was released in 2019 via My Kingdom Music and features guest appearances from multi platinum artist Don Airey (Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, Cozy Powell’s Hammer, Gary Moore) and Tilo Wolff from German legends Lacrimosa. Michael has also featured in articles in Rhythm magazine and many heavy metal magazines all over the world. Including, Metal Hammer, Sweden Rock, Terrorizer and Power Play. Rhythm Magazine “Michael Brush is forging a rather impressive path as one of the UK’s top up-and-coming metal drummers. With an ability to play with stunning speed, dazzling technique and plenty of reassuring power, Brush has all the hallmarks of becoming a modern great...”

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    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.

  • Sounds
  • 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: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Very bright, glassy, slightly dry, cutting, metallic. Fairly narrow range, clean mix. Somewhat heavy, but controllable feel. Clear, glassy ping over bell-like wash. Extremely cutting, loud bell with dark undertone. Extraordinary ride, suited particularly for defined playing on the bell in various musical styles. Developed in co-operation with Brazilian's Top Heavy Metal drummer Aquiles Priester.

  • 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: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Fairly dirty, full, cutting, rich. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Very responsive feel. Full, barking and piercing, yet somewhat cushy open sound. Tight and rough chick sound. A very balanced hi-hat with a healthy dose of dirt and a note of darkness, featuring enhanced power for players that require a consistently strong pair of hi-hats.

  • Sounds