Seven Antonopoulos

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Seven Antonopoulos
Birth name Chris Antonopoulos
Born (1974-05-25) May 25, 1974 (age 40)
Genres Metal
Rock
Gothic metal
Post grunge
Alternative metal
Occupations Musician
Instruments drums & percussion
Labels Napalm Records
Nuclear Blast
Century Media
American VooDoo
SBK Records
Associated acts Opiate for the Masses
Lone Star Trio
Hellafied Funk Crew
Vanilla Ice
Leaves' Eyes
Atrocity
Hellflower
LIVAN

Chris Antonopoulos[1] (born on 25 May 1974 in Dallas, Texas[2]) is Greek-American rock drummer, most notably for his tenure in Opiate for the Masses.[3]

Career[edit]

Antonopoulos joined the Los Angeles hard rock band Opiate for the Masses as a drummer in 2004.[4] Before this time he was a drummer for Vanilla Ice for three years.[5] In 2006, he toured with the Revolting Cocks.[6] On 21 August 2008, he played with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal's (Guns N Roses) All Star Band at Rock Against Diabetes.[7] On 3 November 2008, he left Opiate for the Masses and joined the German bands Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes.[8] After his resigns on 27 March 2010 with Atrocity.[9]

Seven describes his approach to the drums as "the idea of putting on a show as well as having fun and playing.[10]

Equipment[edit]

Drums-PDP and DW (PDP is actually owned by Drum Workshop)

  • 18x24 bass drum (2x)
  • 12x14 floor tom used between bass drums in place of rack tom
  • 16x18 floor tom
  • 18x20 bass drum on floor tom legs used as floor tom
  • 14x16 floor tom (on left side)
  • 7x14 DW cast steel snare
  • 6x12 DW Edge snare

Cymbals-Sabian (from left to right)

  • 20" APX Solid Crash
  • 20" AA Metal-X Chinese
  • 14" AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats
  • 20" AA Metal-X Crash
  • 20" AAX Metal Crash
  • 24" (custom) HH Power Bell Ride
  • 20" AA Rock Crash
  • 20" HH Chinese
  • 20" Paragon Crash
  • 12" Chopper
  • 20" AA Rock Crash
  • 9" Alu Bell (mounted on top of 2nd AA rock crash)

Drumheads-Aquarian

  • Snare: Hi-Energy (Batter); Classic Clear Snare Side (Reso)
  • All Toms: Clear Performance II (Batter); Classic Clear Video Gloss Black (Reso)
  • Bass: Superkick II (Batter); Regulator Small Hole (Reso)

Drumsticks-Vic Firth

  • Vic Firth American Classic rock w/ wood tips

Member Of[edit]

Discography[edit]

with Lone Star Trio[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 21 Songs (1993)
  • Four Play (1995)

with Hellafied Funk Crew[edit]

  • 1998 "Hellafied Funk Crew"

with V-Ice[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

with Opiate for the Masses[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

with Leaves' Eyes[edit]

Albums[edit]

Live Session Member Of[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Antonopoulos became fast friends with Ministry’s Al Jourgensen and is married to Anna Kjellberg who also played in his former band Opiate for the Masses.[11]

References[edit]