Blas Elias

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Blas Elias
Birth name Blas Elias Gomez
Born (1967-08-18) August 18, 1967 (age 49)
Origin Kenedy, Texas, U.S.
Occupation(s) Musician, actor
Instruments Drums, percussion, vocals
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts Slaughter, Blue Man Group, Sin City Sinners

Blas Elias (born August 18, 1967) is the original, and former, drummer of the hard rock band Slaughter.[1] He also drums for the Las Vegas production of Blue Man Group.[2]


Blas Elias (née Blas Elias Gomez) is also an actor, having appeared in the movie Rock Star (2001). Elias played drummer Donny Johnson, of the fictional band Blood Pollution. The film also featured performances by musicians such as Zakk Wylde, Jason Bonham, Myles Kennedy, Jeff Pilson, Brian Vander Ark, and Nick Catanese.[3]

In 2000, Elias appeared in an instructional drumming video titled “Blas Elias of Slaughter - Drum Magic,” for Star Licks Productions.[citation needed]

Elias is endorsed by Ludwig Drums and Sabian Cymbals. At one time, he had his own Signature series Drumstick Made by Pro Mark Drumsticks.[4] As of 2015 into 2016, he is the drummer for Las Vegas-based band Sin City Sinners with Michael "Doc" Ellis, Joshua Alan, and Scott Griffin.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography-Slaughter". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Patterson, Spencer (July 11, 2005). "Slaughter, LV a comfortable marriage". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bio". Blas Elias. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Drum set up". Blas Elias. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 

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