Kevin Talley

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Kevin Talley
Battlecross Mayhemfest 2013 Dallas.jpg
Talley performing at Mayhem Festival in Dallas, Texas with American heavy metal band Battlecross
Background information
Born (1979-05-21) May 21, 1979 (age 39)
OriginSan Antonio, Texas
GenresDeath metal, groove metal, industrial metal, thrash metal, heavy metal, melodic death metal, progressive metal, technical death metal, grindcore, deathgrind, metalcore, nu metal, deathcore, speed metal, power metal, modern metal, djent, goregrind, crossover thrash
Years active1998–present
Associated actsDååth, Six Feet Under, Nothnegal, Chimaira, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Slayer, Sylencer, Suffocation, Feared

Kevin Talley (born May 21, 1978) is an American heavy metal drummer for Dååth, Feared, Sylencer and Nothnegal. He is the former drummer for Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Six Feet Under, Chimaira and Suffocation. In addition, he was the touring drummer for Battlecross in 2013.


Talley filled in on drums with The Black Dahlia Murder after their touring drummer, Pierre Langlois, was denied entry into the States by his home country of Canada. He was a session drummer on Soils of Fate's 2003 release Crime Syndicate. He filled in with The Red Chord for their 2006 tour, and was also filling in with Hate Eternal for their 2006 North American tour,[1] after Derek Roddy left the band due to personal reasons. In May and June 1998, Kevin filled in the drum throne for Suffocation on their U.S. tour. Kevin also auditioned to be the drummer for Slayer after Paul Bostaph's departure in late 2001, but the job ultimately went to their original drummer, Dave Lombardo. Talley played on Chimaira's self-titled album and toured with them until early 2006. He now plays with Dååth and Nothnegal; in addition to this, he played drums in 2012 on the tracks titled "Cradle to Grave" and "Novus Ordo Seclorum" by Creative Waste.

Personal life[edit]

He is a native of San Antonio and still lives there.



  1. ^ "Portfolio: New England Metal and Hardcore Festival 2006, Day Two". The Phoenix. April 30, 2006. Archived from the original on February 7, 2010. Retrieved September 18, 2009.

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