Marcelo Russo
Monday, 12 May 2008 13:04

 

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www.myspace.com/priondeath

 

My name is Marcelo J. Russo, I born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1973. I started playing the drums at 6 years old because my father buys me one little drum. From the 13 years to 15 years old I take a part of my first rock band, where that formation was made only with friends from the high-school. And at the 16 years up to now, I grow and improve with many different styles like Rock, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, etc. I study some years of classic guitar and bass guitar at the conservatoire, and I played the bass in 2 bands too. From 1995 to 1998 I have played into some underground bands of Heavy and Thrash Metal, making my first steps into the scene.

Approximately in 1998 I found some excellent friends and musicians, and I´ve started to take part of my actual Death Metal band called "Prion". Around that year the band was oriented into the thrash metal style, and in 1999 I participate into the record of the first 5 tracks EP called "Corpse Dissection". Then, in the 2003, Prion was playing Death Metal, and in that year I have recorded the firsts full length album called "Time of Plagues" (Furias Recs.). From 2006 I internalize more into the extreme death metal, and in that year we started to record the promotional CD called "Psalmodian Wrath", where there is a difference into the extreme drums rithms, speed and technicality. And finally into the 2007/2008 I take part into the last album from Prion called "Impressions" (Comatose Recs.), where I can demonstrate all that I learn of extreme death metal style.




Marcelo Russo Interview:

 

 

SD.com: How old were you when you started playing?

Marcelo: I remember that my father bought me a very small drumm when i was 6 years old.

 

 

SD.com: Did you play in a school band or any drum corps?

Marcelo: Yes, I played in different bands, in different styles like Rock, Heavy and some Thrash metal, etc, until i met Prion in 1998.

 

 

SD.com: Who are your top 5 influences?

Marcelo: Tim Yeung, Derek Roddy, Flo Mounier, John Longstreth and Mike Smith.

 

 

www.myspace.com/priondeath

 

 

SD.com: Assuming that influences doesn't mean favorites, who are your favorites?

Marcelo: I think that will be Pete Sandoval, Marco Pitruzzella and Reno Killerich.

 

 

SD.com: Let us know 5 CD's that are in your current rotation.

Marcelo: Origin "Antithesis", Brain Drill "Apocalyptic Feasting", Hate Eternal "Fury and Flames", Bloodbath "Unblessing the Purity" and Impureza "En el desierto de la creencia".

 

 

SD.com: What do you do to warm up before a show?

Marcelo: I do arm and leg stretches and warm up on the pad for about 15 or 20 minutes.

 

 

Marcelo Russo

 

 

SD.com: Can you remember a night you think was your best playing ever? If yes, when and where?

Marcelo: I would have to say Agathocles last year.

 

 

SD.com: Do you have a favorite brand of drums or cymbals?

Marcelo: I actually use Sabian and my favourite drum is Tama and Yamaha.

 

 

SD.com: If you could give one piece of advice to young drummers, it would be...

Marcelo: Be  very persistant and enjoy music with all your forces and energy.

 

 

Marcelo Russo

 

 

SD.com: Who gave the best live performance you've ever seen?

Marcelo: Inferno from Behemoth and Pete Sandoval from Morbid Angel.

 

 

SD.com: If you had to stop drumming, what would you want to do with your life?

Marcelo: I think that maybe i will try to get my own recording studio.

 



 

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