JOB EIKENBOOM (DRUMS)
Meet our maniacal machine drummer. Ready to rain down rhythmic beats of molten steel upon the world. Known from Live Laugh Lobotomy. The stage will become a shooting range with his maniacal machine gun drums. Needless to say, Job is the right man for the "Job".
"Music became a part of my life when I was very young; my entire family is involved in music one way or the other. According to my mom's, this resulted in me making drum sets out of books and other stuff in the house from the age of three. King Crimson had a regular appearance in the household so the bar was set pretty high.The makeshift drum sets broke apart soon enough which meant it was time to get serious. My first lessons were at the conservatory in The Hague. This gave me the foundation on which my next teacher at the MOL (Stichting MuziekOnderwijs Leiderdorp) could build upon. He also introduced me to my very first band; a jazz band consisting of other students of the MOL in which I played the marimba. When I discovered metal at sixteen I left jazz behind me and bought my first double bass pedal. Playing Metallica songs I learned the basics and started focusing more on speed. When I got the hang of it I became more serious about being a musician and started looking for a band.
MY FIRST TAMA
My parents gifted me a Tama set for my birthday. At the time I was into Metallica and I wanted the kit Lars Ulrich had on the And Justice For All album. We recreated it but it took the company nine months to give me the extra custom made toms. It definitely was worth the wait. Not only did it look awesome but it also made a lot of noise just like Lars Ulrich so we installed sound insulation. The following years I expanded my kit with new cymbals, new drumheads and even a cowbell. When I started making cover videos on my kit it eventually turned into a little home studio with camera stands, microphones and lights.
When Jeremy met Diego and asked him to join Fearwell he asked if Diego knew any drummers. Diego mentioned me and before I knew it I was neck deep in melodic death metal. This was the first time I properly listened to it and I immediately fell in love with the intensity. My double bass skills increased even more, I’m ready to crush the stage. My double bass pedals are locked and loaded and ready to unleash on a high amount of BPM. Beats Per Minute you say? More like Bullets Per Minute."
"I don't think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that's written, he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom."
- Buddy Rich
Deep Purple, Metallica, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, Memphis May Fire, Crown The Empire, Falling In Reverse, Slipknot; Joey Jordison and Jay Weinberg; Asking Alexandria, Bring Me The Horizon, Wage War, Gojira, I Prevail and more recently Slaughter To Prevail.