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Tobias Gustafsson

Vomitory, Torture Division


With MEINL since:



May 04, 1974

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Karlstadt, Sweden

Currently living in:

Karlstadt, Sweden

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

Volvo V70 2.4 2003.

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Play guitar, read drum magazines and drum catalogues, watch some good TV-series or a movie or listen to music.

Favorite Food:

Mexican, asian and BBQ.

Favorite Drink:

Gin & tonic, beer, Coca Cola, coffee, water.


I'm self taught.

Highlight of your career so far:

Supporting Cannibal Corpse on their European tour in 2000 and playing at Summer Breeze Open Air, Germany in 2004 in front of 7000 metal maniacs. And becoming a Meinl endorsee.

Drumming strengths:

My blast beats, power, energy and my overall groove and feel. My way of playing with the riff instead of "just" keeping the pulse.

Drumming means to me:

Mental health. I get calm and happy when I play the drums. I get that even by just looking at a drumkit!

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Play as much as you possibly can and have fun while doing it! That's what's most
important! And remember that being an asshole won't get you anywhere.

How would you describe yourself:

Humble, meticulous, honest, loyal, laid back and slightly nuts.

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

Man, I did a damn good job after all!