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Erlend Gjerde



With MEINL since:



May 10, 1978

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Oslo, Norway

Currently living in:

Oslo, Norway

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Byzance Traditional China 20"

Drumming since:

Uh..I Started in a punk band (naturally) in 5th grade. I guessit was back in '89

Car that you currently drive:

Ford Mondeo

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

I try to learn producing music. Getting my head around all kinds of softwares etc. Fun and usefull

Favorite Food:

Home made burger. Pure meat, with chilli and garlic. A lot of fresh vegetables and home made fries! Yummy!

Favorite Drink:



No one, I taught myself, but lately I started checking out various lessons online. Very usefull!

Highlight of your career so far:

Opening for great bands such as Black Sabbath, Korn, Slipknot, and SOAD.

Drumming strengths:

Strength, groove and tightness

Drumming means to me:

It's my way to get some time off from my own head and stress. Learing how to master a kit, and constantly exploring and learning new things never bores me.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Stay focused, have fun and record yourself playing.

How would you describe yourself:


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

Man, that was awesome!