iDrum issue #5 is out! Great Aquarian drumhead review by Ian Croft on pages 68,69 and 70. Also, the new Power Trio ad is in this issue. Check it out at www.idrummag.com
November 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm / Posted in: Uncategorized
It is with heavy heart that Aquarian Drumheads mourns the passing of Johnny Giosa. JohnnyG was a was a great drummer, endorser and most of all a great friend. We will miss him dearly. His joy for life was infectious and we all looked forward to his visits here at Aquarian. Aquarian Drumheads would like to offer condolences to his family and friends. JohnnyG, you will always be a member of our Aquarian family! Rest in Peace and may God be with you.
September 2, 2011 at 9:38 am / Posted in: Uncategorized
Please check out www.litband.com and sign up for a free mp3 of, “Miserable 2011″. Also, hear and see a new song from Lit called, “You Tonight” the demo version. New music being recorded now!
July 6, 2011 at 11:58 am / Posted in: Uncategorized
February 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm / Posted in: Uncategorized
Mike has been nominated for the 2011 Modern Drummer Readers Poll Awards in the Clinician/Educator category. The voting goes from January 1st through February 15th. Go to www.moderndrummer.com and give Mike your vote!
December 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm / Posted in: Uncategorized
This is the new Jost Nickel ad that can be seen in the current issue of the German Magazine Drums & Percussion. Aquarian is excited that Jost has become a member of our artist family. Loosely translated that ad reads, “Aquarian Drumheads are the Hammer. Why? They sound fantastic and they hold their tone longer than the others and are extremely durable.” At this point you might be wondering what “the Hammer” means. It is a slang expression that means excellent or the best. Our grandparents might have phrased it as “the bees knees”.
November 9, 2010 at 11:35 am / Posted in: Uncategorized
Buzzcocks drummer Danny Farrant has posted the first of a series of HD videos on YouTube.
The four-minute film gives wannabe drummers everything they need to master “the most fundamental beat of all” and is, of course, free.
Danny, who’s been playing and teaching professionally since he was fifteen, says “There are lots of instructional drum videos on YouTube, but most of them are too complicated and seem to teach how to show off on drums. Too many notes, not enough music. My film is aimed at kids who want play in bands or jam with their mates. There’s probably a mid-life crisis Dads audience out there, too.”
The ongoing project is a collaboration with film-maker Matt Thurling. Matt, who helped Gorillaz and Peter Gabriel launch online ventures, says “Buzzcocks are my all time favorite band, Danny is an old mate, and YouTube is the greatest educational resource ever created. This isn’t work.”
The film is made up of clear and simple instructions from Danny and shows people as much as it tells them how to do it. It features an innovative form of musical notation, not dissimilar to Guitar Hero.
“The animated notation is a much more intuitive way of expressing beats visually than crotchets and quavers,” says Dan. “But, honestly, if one more person mention bloody Guitar Hero……. The whole point is getting people to play real instruments.”
October 27, 2010 at 2:13 pm / Posted in: Uncategorized
There’s still time to enter to win Mike Luce’s tour kit valued at over $8,000! Submit a video of you playing the drums to your favorite Drowning Pool song, pass it around to your friends to vote for you, and the top five fans will be in the running to win the GRAND PRIZE pack: the kit from PDP, cymbals from Paiste, and heads from Aquarian.
The runner up will win a signed DP prize pack including drum heads, sticks, guitar picks, and a signed copy of the new CD.
Think you got what it takes? PROVE IT!
Upload your video to: www.youtube.com/group/drowningpooldrums. Deadline is NEXT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH!
October 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm / Posted in: Uncategorized
News from Aquarian
Aquarian Announces New Partnership in Australia
Sept. 1 2010
Anaheim, California, United States– Legendary drumhead manufacturer Aquarian proudly announced the exclusive appointment of Australis as their new distributor in Australia, effective immediately.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Australis’s marketing-focused approach to distribution” explained Zach Frederick—Aquarian’s export director, “We wanted to re-energize our efforts in Australia, and Australis’s plan fit the bill perfectly. What’s most impressive is their relentless focus on brand development.”
The Aquarian brand has been a leader in drumhead innovation for over 35 years. Company founders Roy Burns and Ron Marquez bring a formidable combination of drumming and manufacturing expertise to the company’s efforts.
Australis is well suited to the task of making Aquarian a major brand in the Australian drum market. Their team brings a wealth of retail and wholesale experience to the package, along with a unique acumen for marketing MI products.
“What a great opportunity!” commented Australis President Trevor Morrow “Aquarian is such a legendary brand, with so much to offer. We look forward to putting the Australis machine to work to make this line a real factor in Australia”.
For more information contact Aquarian Drumheads at email@example.com
Trevor Morrow Kurt Schramm
September 9, 2010 at 9:08 am / Posted in: Uncategorized