Galen Waling

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Galen Waling
Galen Waling Drummer.Black And White Shirt Promo Shot.jpg
Galen Waling, professional drummer, in a black and white shirt
Background information
Born (1986-10-08) October 8, 1986 (age 31)
Woodinville, Washington, USA
Genres Rock, metal, Industrial, Punk, Electronic, Synth, progressive, popular, jazz,
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Lords Of Acid, Julien-K, PIG, En Esch, Ludovico Technique, Left Spine Down, Bella Morte, Stiff Valentine, Stayte, Syztem 7, Uglyhead, Desillusion, SMP, Pill Brigade, Unit:187, 16Volt, OHM, Slave Unit, Death Proof, Decree, Hate Dept.

Galen Waling (born 1986) is an American–Canadian dual citizen rock and metal drummer.


He grew up in Kirkland, WA where he began learning to play the drums at the age of three thanks to a family friend. Beginning at age 11[1] Waling would participate in symphonic and jazz bands and take private lessons to become a classically trained musician. Later in life he continued with private lessons from drummers such as Chase Culp[2] and Dave Elitch. Later he would go on to work for and sub for Chase Clup at The Donn Bennett Drum School[3] and the Rock-It Music Academy drumset and Rock Band summer camps[4] in Bellevue, WA. At 19 year old Waling began life as a touring musician with the band Desillusion.[5]

Band Associations, Studio and Sideman Work[edit]

Waling became known for his precision, style and ability to adapt to many different styles of music such as electronic, popular, jazz, reggae, rock, synth, metal, punk and progressive but he has excelled in the industrial music scene. "Bringing his varied and precise style to the band's mechanically maniacal edge, his skills came to be in high demand in the underground rock and industrial scenes."[6] - Ilker Yücel of "ReGen Magazine"[7]


Galen uses and endorses SJC drums and hardware, Saluda cymbals and Vic Firth Drumsticks. Galen currently has no sponsorship for Drumheads.[15]


SJC Custom Drum Kit - Koa Wood Veneer

  • 12X9" Mounted Tom
  • 16X14" Floor Tom
  • 22x20" Bass Drum
  • 14X7'" Custom Veritas Snare
  • DW Hardware and Pedals: 9000 Series


Saluda - Standard and Custom Made

  • 14" Onyx Compression Hats
  • 19" Symbolic Vented Medium Crash
  • 19" Allstar Medium Crash
  • 19" Decadence Medium-Heavy Crash
  • 20" Earthworks Flat Ride
  • 18" Diamond China
  • 10"/12" Decadence Stack
  • 6" Nemesis V-Bell


  • Vic Firth 5A
  • Wood: Hickory
  • Taper: Medium, Smooth
  • Length: 16
  • Diameter: .565"
  • Tip: Wood

Rhythm Tech[edit]

  • Ribbon Crasher

Drum Heads[edit]

  • Toms:
  • Bass Drum:
  • Snares:

Custom Art[edit]


  1. ^ "galenwaling". galenwaling. Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  2. ^ "ALLMUSIC credits biography". Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  3. ^ "- Donn Bennett Drum Shop & School | Bellevue, Washington". Donn Bennett Drum Shop & School | Bellevue, Washington. Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  4. ^ "galenwaling". galenwaling. Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  5. ^ Lush, Brian The Blasphemous and the Beautiful Rock Wired Website. Retrieved August 23, 2010
  6. ^ Yücel, Ilker (2012-05-19). "Galen Waling InterView: Pure Percussive Power!". ReGen Magazine. Retrieved 2017-09-29. 
  7. ^ "ReGen Magazine". ReGen Magazine. Retrieved 2017-09-29. 
  8. ^ Rob Fraser (2016-03-23), Syztem7 "No Regrets" March 19, 2016, retrieved 2017-09-29 
  9. ^ " - News". Retrieved 2017-09-29. 
  10. ^ Galen Waling (2010-08-24), Desillusion - Blasphaesthetic Live, retrieved 2017-09-29 
  11. ^ "SMP". Retrieved 2017-09-29. 
  12. ^ "One-Hour Pharmacy (1HRx) Entertainment". Retrieved 2017-09-29. 
  13. ^ PIllBrigade (2010-09-02), Pill Brigade - "Sex and Violence", retrieved 2017-09-29 
  14. ^ "Set to Smash, by Deathproof". WTII Records, LLC. Retrieved 2017-09-29. 
  15. ^ "galenwaling". galenwaling. Retrieved 2017-09-29. 

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