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Mirkko DeMaio


With MEINL since:

May 2012


July 31, 1984

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Place of birth:


Currently living in:

San Giorgio a Cremano (Napoli)/Italy

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Generation X Filter China 12"

Drumming since:

I was almost 9

Car that you currently drive:

Peugeot 207 (tiny one)...i don't drive a lot.

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Gym training, hanging out with friends, fishing.

Favorite Food:


Favorite Drink:

Water, fruit juices, fruit vodka


Fredy Malfi, Ezio Zaccagnini, David Derge, Chuck Silverman, Rob Carson, Fred Dinkins, Donny Gruendler, Stewart Jean, Jeff Bowder, Glen Sobel, Dom Famularo..

Highlight of your career so far:

Playing at PPM festival in Belgium opening acts for bands like Europe, Hammerfall, Edguy, Vanden Plas. Playing around the world for the first time. Becoming DrumCraft and Meinl official endorser

Drumming strengths:

I guess power, sound, precision, groove, musicality, versatility, ear.

Drumming means to me:

A really cool way to support music and to have fun!

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Imitate your heroes, have fun, be open minded, take care of you and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!

How would you describe yourself:

A music lover, hard worker, ridiculously open minded, crazy, ironic.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

"Wow i brooke my ass but i made it! I was right!"