Shannon Lucas

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Shannon Lucas
Genres Metalcore, melodic death metal, grindcore, death metal[1]
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1998–present
Labels Metal Blade
Associated acts The Black Dahlia Murder, Mensrea, Wartorn, All That Remains, Battlecross

Shannon Lucas (born September 27, 1983) is an American death metal drummer from Staunton, Virginia. He is the former drummer for the Detroit-based melodic death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder and metalcore band All That Remains.

Musical career[edit]

Lucas began drumming at the age of 14 covering Slayer songs on guitar but later joined percussion classes in High school.[1] At age 19, Lucas moved to Richmond, VA and joined Cory Smoot in the GWAR side project Mensrea while playing with the Death/Grind band Wartorn.[2] While opening for GWAR with the band, Lucas met All That Remains singer Phil Labonte and the two remained in close contact. Lucas later moved to Massachusetts and joined All That Remains, replacing drummer Michael Bartlett. Lucas appeared in the All That Remains videos "The Air That I Breathe" and "Tattered on my Sleeve", and performed on tours such as Sounds of the Underground and Ozzfest 2006. Lucas left the band soon after to move to Michigan and was replaced by Jason Costa.

In March 2007, Shannon Lucas auditioned for the death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder on a floor display drum kit at the Guitar Center store in Canton, Michigan where he worked, and was given the job replacing Zach Gibson.[3] Since joining the band, Lucas played on the September 2007 release, Nocturnal, 2009's Deflorate, 2011's Ritual and appeared in the DVD "Majesty."

Recent News[edit]

On January 30, 2012, Cannibal Corpse singer George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher confirmed to Metal Injection Magazine that he, along with Lucas and Adam Dutkiewicz of the band Killswitch Engage, were forming a side project, likely to be released on Metal Blade Records.[4]

Lucas follows the Straight Edge lifestyle, prefers listening to country music and counts Tomas Haake, Derek Roddy and Dave Haley as his biggest influences.[citation needed]

From December of 2013 until mid 2014, Lucas was the touring drummer for Battlecross.

Discography[edit]

All That Remains[edit]

The Black Dahlia Murder[edit]

Battlecross[edit]

Equipment[edit]

  • Drums - Tama Starclassic series Bubinga/Birch - Pearl White with Crushed Diamond Finish
    • 5.5"x14" Starclassic series Copper Snare
    • 7"x8" Tom
    • 8"x10" Tom
    • 9"x12" Tom
    • 14"x16" Floor Tom
    • 18"x20" Bass Drum(x2)
  • Electronics
    • Roland RT-10K Acoustic Drum Triggers
    • Alesis DM5 Module (For Triggers).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b sickdrummer.com - Shannon Lucas[dead link]
  2. ^ "Shannon Lucas". Sick Drummer Magazine. 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Shannon Lucas: Premeditated Metal". Drum Magazine. 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  4. ^ "That Adam D., Corpsegrinder and Shannon Lucas Collaboration is Definitely Happening". Metal Injection Magazine. 2012-02-30. Retrieved 2011-02-31.  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "Mechanical BDM-Shannon Lucas". 2001-11-01. Retrieved 2012-07-28.