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Kris Gustofson

Independent

About

Kris was influenced by his father Gus Gustofson who was a professional Jazz drummer and began playing professionaly at 15. joined the band "Trauma". Eventually signed with Shrapnel Records. The Band recorded "Scratch and Scream" . Trauma made several videos in Los Angeles to promote the new release as well as performing select tour dates in the US opening for Major bands. Eventually re located to the Los Angeles area and was introduced to producer Dito Godwin. St Elmo's Fire signed with Dream/CBS records. "St Elmos Fire" went on to record 3 more records and extensively toured Europe and the US throughout the later 80s and 90s. Kris went to Switzerland and started a new band with Mark Kohler from Krokus. After touring and recording Kris decided to except an offer to play with London/England vocalist Jon Dunmore who at the time was working with Guitarist Brad Gillis (Night Ranger, Ozzy) , And recorded 2 Records. " Hypnotica" and " Baptized by Fire".This band also went on to work with the actor Richard Grieco and released " Waiting For The Sky To Fall". At this time Kris became very interested in playing Jazz. Deciding to except an offer to play with a new act, MRO and recorded their debut record with Dito Godwin, And engineer Mark Needham.MRO became a popular attraction in a short period.Kris decided to work with Guitarist Frank Hannon (Tesla) in a new project " Moon Dog Mane" the band went on to record "Turn It Up" peaking at # 38 in the Billboard charts. The band toured with Def Leppard, Alice Cooper,Ted Nugent and others in support of this release. Kris formed "Mechanizm" with Guitarist Kurt Fry (Heist, Christine Aguillera) and Vocalist Dennis Kolarik and recorded " Meat For The Machine" with producer Bill Cutler (Spike 1000) Mechanizm performed opening dates with Ronnie James Dio and headlined some shows on the west coast. With some success, Mechanizm went on to record "Your Creation" and " Turn away from The Sun". Drums, Drums, Drums, Love to play the Drums.........Morning ,Noon, or Night 365 days a year....
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Trauma "Scratch and Scream". Shrapnel Records
St Elmos Fire "St Elmos Fire" CBS Records
St Elmos Fire " Warning From The Sky" Bellephon Records
St Elmos Fire " Powedrive" Black Dragon/BMG Records
St Elmos Fire " Desperate years" Black Dragon/BMG Records
Richard Grieco " Waiting For The sky to Fall" Edel Records
Moon Dog Mane " Turn It Up" PolyGram Records
Jon Dunmore " Hypnotica" Seagul Records
Jon Dunmore " Baptized By Fire" Ariolla Records
Mississippi Rythmn Oil
independent Release. Produced by Dito Godwin. Mixed by Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac, Chris Issac)
The Torn Independant Release Produced/ Engineered by Bruce Kaplin (American Music Club)
Mike Onesco
Kurt Fry " Addicted"
Mechanizm " Meat For The Machine"
Mechanizm " Your Creation"
Mechanizm " Turn Away from the Sun"
Currently signed to xxxrecords.com

Discography

  • Trauma "Scratch and Scream" Shrapnel Records
  • St Elmos Fire "St Elmos Fire" CBS Records
  • St Elmos Fire " Warning From The Sky" Bellephon Records
  • St Elmos Fire " Powedrive" Black Dragon/BMG Records
  • Elmos Fire " Desperate years" Black Dragon/BMG Records
  • Richard Grieco " Waiting For The sky to Fall" Edel Records
  • Moon Dog Mane " Turn It Up" PolyGram Records
  • Jon Dunmore " Hypnotica" Seagul Records
  • Jon Dunmore " Baptized By Fire" Ariolla Records

Drumhead Setup

Snare - Texture Coated with Reverse Power Dot
Toms - single ply Texture Coated on top, Classic Clear on bottom
Bass Drum - Superkick I on the batter, Texture Coated on the resonant

Artist Media

"When The Crazy Comes"

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"Fell Down"

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"This Time"

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"Born Broken"

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"Without You" St. Elmo's Fire
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"Caught In The Heartbreak" St. Elmo's Fire
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