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Art Cruz



With MEINL since:

February 2009


May 27, 1988

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Downey, CA

Currently living in:

South El Monte, CA

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Brilliant Fast Hihat 14"

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

2009 Scion TC

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Magic! I perform all the time, in all situations. Its definitely played a big roll in where I've gotten today in the music industry .

Favorite Food:

Italian Food, and DEFINITELY cereal, all times of the day.

Favorite Drink:

Mountain Dew and a Corona whenever I get a chance.


Frank Hinojoz (South El Monte High School (2004-2006)

Highlight of your career so far:

Being able to tour, and play on the same stage as Glenn Danzig. Who was playing at the very first metal concert I attended in 2001.

Drumming strengths:

Being able to pick up a beat in a moment's notice, which is how I got my current position with my band. I also feel my imagination is my strength. I add a lot of nick knacks to feel up loose beats.

Drumming means to me:

It means the opportunity to express my passion for music and artistic talents.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Always be confident in yourself, and believe that anything is possible with dedication

How would you describe yourself:

A bit energetic and random most of the time. Family and music are the heart and soul of who I am.

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

That it was an awesome journey with no regrets, with memories that will one day inspire future drummers of all ages.