Alex Bent

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Alex Bent
Alex Bent.jpg
Bent performing with Battlecross in 2016
Background information
Born (1993-01-31) January 31, 1993 (age 25)[1][2]
Oakland, California, United States[2]
Genres
Occupation(s) Musician and songwriter
Instruments
Years active 2005–present[2]
Associated acts

Alex Bent (born January 31, 1993) is an American musician best known as the current drummer for heavy metal bands Trivium,[3][4] Brain Drill, Arkaik[5][6] and Dragonlord.[7] Bent is a former drummer for Battlecross.[8][9]

Bent has also toured with Decrepit Birth[1] and Testament.[5]

Early life[edit]

Bent was born January 31, 1993 in Oakland, California. When Bent turned 11 years of age, he asked his father to assemble his old drum kit. After teaching himself how to perform percussion for just over one year, he competed in drum competitions and auditioned for various musical ensembles.[1]

When Bent turned 15, he performed with Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band,[10] Modesto Junior College Jazz Band in addition to other local musical groups. Within the next 3 years, he participated in the Guitar Center Drum Off making it to Regional Finals.[1]

Music career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2011, Bent joined Arkaik, touring with Decrepit Birth in 2012 and becoming a settled member of Brain Drill[11] and Dragonlord in 2015.[12]

Battlecross and Testament[edit]

In April 2015, American blue collar metal band Battlecross employed Bent for their "Summer Of Doom Tour" with Crowbar and Lord Dying.[13] Later that year, Bent filled in for Gene Hoglan of Testament.[14][15][16]

Trivium[edit]

At the recommendation of producer Mark Lewis, Trivium had Bent audition for the role as their new drummer,[17] replacing former drummer Paul Wandtke.[18] In January 2017, Trivium confirmed Bent as their drummer for their February 2017 European tour[19] with Sikth and Shvpes.[5]

Equipment[edit]

Bent endorses and uses Tama Drums, DW Drums, Crush Drums, AXIS Percussion hardware, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Zildjian Cymbals, Meinl Cymbals, Remo and Evans Drumheads.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Trivium[edit]

Brain Drill[edit]

  • Boundless Obscenity (2016)

Dragonlord[edit]

  • Dominion (2018)

Battlecross[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Artists A-F – Axis Percussion". Axispercussion.com. Retrieved 2017-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b c "Alex Bent - Sick Drummer Magazine". Sickdrummermagazine.com. 29 December 2008. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Trivium Announce Alex Bent as New Drummer for European Tour, Share Audition Video". Revolvermag.com. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "TRIVIUM Bassist Says Drummer PAUL WANDTKE Wasn't 'The Right Fit'". Blabbermouth.net. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Trivium Name New Drummer, Paul Wandtke Comments on Exit". Loudwire. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Video: Trivium Perform Live with New Drummer Alex Bent for the First Time". MetalSucks. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD Mixing Third Album". Blabbermouth.net. 19 April 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "Battlecross Officially Welcome Drummer Alex Bent To Their Lineup". Theprp.com. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Trivium News". Metalunderground.com. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  10. ^ "Alex Bent - Sick Drummer Magazine". sickdrummermagazine.com. 29 December 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "Alex Hernandez-Bent - Metal Storm". www.metalstorm.net. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  12. ^ "TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD Mixing Third Album". blabbermouth.net. 19 April 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  13. ^ "Battlecross Officially Welcome Drummer Alex Bent To Their Lineup". Theprp.com. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  14. ^ "TESTAMENT Taps BATTLECROSS Drummer ALEX BENT For Upcoming Shows". blabbermouth.net. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  15. ^ "Testament Taps Battlecross Drummer Alex Bent for Upcoming Shows". screamingguitars.com. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  16. ^ "Testament to hit studio after Slayer tour". teamrock.com. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  17. ^ "TRIVIUM Bassist Says Drummer PAUL WANDTKE Wasn't 'The Right Fit'". blabbermouth.net. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  18. ^ "Drummer Paul Wandtke is Out of Trivium, Alex Bent is In". MetalSucks. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  19. ^ "Trivium Announce Alex Bent as New Drummer for European Tour, Share Audition Video". revolvermag.com. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.