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||Nicholas Howard Barker
25 April 1973 |
||Death metal, thrash metal, black metal, grindcore
||Anaal Nathrakh, Ancient, Atrocity, Benediction, Brujeria, Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Leaves' Eyes, Lock Up, Old Man's Child, Nightrage, Testament, United Forces
Nicholas Howard Barker is a British extreme metal drummer (from Chesterfield, North Derbyshire, now lives in Sheffield, England).
He was the original drummer for British metal band Cradle of Filth, playing on the first four albums. After leaving in 1999, he joined Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir. After being removed from the line-up, Barker went on to play with Brujeria, Old Man's Child, Lock Up, Gaahl and King ov Hell, Ancient, Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes. And in 2007 recorded with Winter's Thrall, on their EP In:Through:Out
On Dimmu Borgir's 2002 "World Misanthropy" video, he mentioned the following names as important influences on his playing style: Neil Peart (Rush), Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Death, Strapping Young Lad), Ringo Starr (The Beatles), Clive Burr, Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), and Pete Sandoval (Morbid Angel). Many of those names would appear in various thanks lists on albums he has participated in.
As of 2011, Nick Barker has officially joined Los Angeles death metal pioneers Sadistic Intent, replacing longtime drummer Emilio Marquez. Barker's technique incorporates high-speed double bass drumming and blast beats.
Barker is currently drumming in United Forces, featuring two former members of Stormtroopers of Death, vocalist Billy Milano and bassist Dan Lilker, and guitarist Anton Reisenegger.
- Drum Set up w/ Dimmu Borgir (Death Cult Armageddon Tour – 2003)
- Drums - Pearl Masterworks Hand-Made Maple – High Gloss Lacquered Piano Black Finish
- 14"x3.5" FB-1435C Free Floating Piccolo Snare
- 10"x10" Tom
- 12"x12" Tom
- 13"x13" Tom
- 14"x14" Tom
- 16"x16" Floor Tom
- 20"x18" Bass Drum (x2)
- Cymbals – Paiste Cymbals
- 24" Dimensions Mega Power Bell Ride (Discontinued)
- 22" Signature Power Ride
- 21" RUDE China (Discontinued)
- 20" 2002 Novo China
- 18" 2002 Novo China
- 18" 2002 Medium Crash
- 17" Signature Power Crash
- 16" Visions Crash (Discontinued)
- 15" 2002 Crash
- 14" Signature Power Hi-Hats
- 13" Signature Power Hi-Hats
- 11" Dimensions Thin Splash (Discontinued)
- 10" RUDE Splash
- 8" 2002 Splash
- 8" Visions Cup Chime (Discontinued)
- 6½" Visions Cup Chime (Discontinued)
- Pearl Hardware, Rack System
- Trick Kick Pedals
- Vic Firth 5BN Sticks
- Remo Heads: Emperor X on snare drum, Emperors on the toms, Ebony Ambassador bottoms.
Cradle of Filth
- Sleep with the Dead 7" (1992, Cacophonous Records)
- Tales of the Macabre (1993, Vinyl Solution)
Old Man's Child
- In:Through:Out EP (2007, self-released)
- Glorification of Evil: The Age Of The Golden Dawn LP (2008, Ariah Records)
Live / session