Robert Garven

Cirith Ungol

Robert Garven

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About

Paiste Artist Since
February 2016

Main Affiliation
Cirith Ungol

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„Being a member of the Paiste family has been the highlight of my music career. I love my Paiste cymbals and gong and truly believe that their shimmering illuminance defines the sound of this discriminating metallurgist!“

Setup

Videos & Pics

Robert Garven Image Shot 1 03-18-2016-min.jpg
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Robert Garven Cymbal Setup 2 01-24-2018.jpg
Robert Garven Cymbal Setup 1 05-25-16-min.jpg
Robert Garven Cymbal Setup 3 01-30-16-min.jpg
Robert Garven Image Shot 1 03-18-2016-min.jpg
Untitled-1.jpg
NBP_3487.jpg
Robert Garven Cymbal Setup 2 01-24-2018.jpg
Robert Garven Cymbal Setup 1 05-25-16-min.jpg
Robert Garven Cymbal Setup 3 01-30-16-min.jpg

Biography

Robert Garven is the original drummer and cofounder of "Cirith Ungol" a heavy metal band hailing from Ventura, California. Starting in 1971 the band had 4 groundbreaking albums, "Frost & Fire" (1981), "King of the Dead" (1984), "One Foot in Hell" (1986), and "Paradise Lost" (1991), before their breakup in 1991. The band reformed by popular demand in 2016 releasing a single for the upcoming animated movie "The Planet of Doom", "Witch's Game" 2018, a live album, "I'm Alive" (2019), and their 5th studio album “Forever Black” in 2020. The band is considered heavy metal trailblazers, known for their unique style and heavy sound. Robert’s unconventional drumming is based on the first primitive beats laid down by man. "A Churning Maelstrom of Metal Chaos Descending!"

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, clean, energetic, strong. Fairly narrow range, fairly clean mix. Heavy response, controllable feel. Big, clean, glassy ping over a dry, dark and bell-like wash. The classic power ride sound for mainly Rock and Metal applications.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, silvery, breathy. Wide range, slightly complex, dense mix. Soft, giving, very responsive feel. A sturdy thin crash with a rich, cutting character. Perfect for patterned playing and filling sound spaces in minimal instrumentation.

  • Sounds