Mike Heller

    GEAR Drums:
  • Tama Drums
  • Meinl Cymbals
  • Czarcie Kopyto Pedalss
  • PLACE OF BIRTH: Alexandria, Virginia, US
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 17th January
  • EARLY MUSIC INFLUENCE: Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Twisted Sister
  • FIRST RECORD BOUGHT: Album - Metallica “...And Justice For All” Single - This has not really been a thing since I was old enough to buy stuff...
  • TOP FIVE ALBUMS OF ALL TIME: Metallica “Master Of Puppets”, Watchtower “Energetic Disassembly”, Confessor “Condemned”, Karizma “Document”, Nevermore “Politics Of Ecstasy”. Possibly the most difficult question I have ever had to answer! I’ve got like a top 50.
  • FAVE FOOD: BBQ, but since I’m a vegetarian now... anything my girlfriend makes.
  • FAVE DRINK: Water
  • OTHER INTERESTS: Besides drums? What is there? Animals, watching wrestling, and hanging out with my girlfriend binge watching whatever we can find
  • FAVE RAVEN SONG: Mind Over Metal, or one of the new ones!
  • MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON: Vinnie Colaiuta, or my dad
  • BUCKET LIST: Write lots more music that I’m proud of, play on lots more albums with more incredible musicians, tour with Metallica, give Lars drum lessons :)
  • FAVE QUOTE: “There’s only two ways out of my command, on your feet like a man, or in a ditty bag. An itty-bitty ditty bag.” - Sgt. Slaughter
  • FAVE MOVIES: “GI Joe: The Movie”, “Metallica: A Year And A Half In the Life Of” other than that, I usually watch a movie once and forget about it.