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Austin Thornton

Woe, Is Me


With MEINL since:



June 13, 1988

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Orange County, CA

Currently living in:

Atlanta, GA

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Mb10 Heavy Crash 21"

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

2006 Scion TC

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Spend ½ of my time writing for WIM, from guitar parts, electronics, to “drums”, & my other ½ is spent watching too much jap. anime like One Piece, Ah No Exorcist, Full Metal Alchemist, etc; And too much World of Warcraft, anything MMORPG.

Favorite Food:

Zaxby’s, In-n-Out, Panda Express, Chipotle? Baked goods? ex. CookiesV

Favorite Drink:

Sweet Tea! FTW, & Root beer

Highlight of your career so far:

Playing a straight sold out tour/Selling out the biggest room 3k! Also continuously charting on the Billboards.

Drumming strengths:

Real handy with Cymbal/Bell work & fills, Off “timey” snare patterns, & Stage presence.

Drumming means to me:

My one shot in life, to prove myself as someone, to make my mother and father proud, and to give people someone hopefully they can look up to like all my idols did for growing up. Cycling the favor, and Making someone of myself.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Never give up, no matter what anyone says; Take your passion to the grave. Believe in yourself enough, so that you can believe in others.

How would you describe yourself:

Tech-Metal-Gaming/Anime-Enthusiastic-Pug Lover.

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

Something probably too inappropriate to many people from my past, who ever pointed and laughed, or said I couldn’t live my dreams; And to my mom, and dad “See, Told you we’d be okay” hah.