Mike Terrana

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Mike Terrana
Terrana performing in 2012
Terrana performing in 2012
Background information
Born (1960-01-21) January 21, 1960 (age 61)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Drummer
Years active1978–present
Associated acts
Websiteterrana.com

Mike Terrana (born January 21, 1960) is an American hard rock and heavy metal drummer. His first professional work was in 1984 with the MCA band Hanover Fist from Toronto, Canada,[1] after which he recorded and toured with other bands, playing many styles of music in western New York state. Between 1987 and 1997, he was based in Los Angeles and worked with various virtuoso guitarists, including Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony Macalpine, and Steve Lukather, and bands like Kuni and Beau Nasty.

In 1997, Terrana moved to Europe, first in the Netherlands for six months and then Germany.[2] He worked with German bands and artists such as Rage, Gamma Ray, Savage Circus, Axel Rudi Pell, Roland Grapow, and Masterplan.[3] In 2016, Terrana joined Italian heavy metal band Vision Divine.[4] In 2017, he also joined Spanish band Avalanch and Czech band Kreyson.[5][6]

In addition, Terrana has his own three-piece hard rock band, TERRANA, and a live musical project that combines classical and rock music with operatic vocals, titled Beauty of the Beat, which he launched while working on the project Beauty and the Beat with Finnish singer Tarja Turunen.

Discography[edit]

Solo

  • Shadows of the Past (1998)
  • Man of the World (2005)
  • Sinfonica (2011)

Artension

  • Into the Eye of the Storm (1996)
  • Phoenix Rising (1997)
  • Sacred Pathways (2001)
  • New Discovery (2002)
  • Future World (2004)

Axel Rudi Pell

Avalanch

  • El Ángel Caído 2017 (2017)
  • Hacia La Luz – Directo desde Madrid (2018)
  • El secreto (2019)
  • The Secret (2019)

Beau Nasty

  • Dirty But Well Dressed (1989)

Ferdy Doernberg

  • Storytellers Rain (2001)
  • Till I Run Out of Road (2004)

Downhell

  • A Relative Coexistence (2008)

Driven

  • Self-Inflicted (2001)

Emir Hot

  • Sevdah Metal (2008)

Empire

  • Chasing Shadows (2007)

Jean Fontanille

  • Unknown Parameter Value (2008)

Roland Grapow

Haggard

  • Tales of Ithiria (2008) (as narrator)

Hanover Fist

  • Hungry Eyes (1985)

Tony Hernando

  • The Shades of Truth (2002)
  • Ill (2005)
  • TH III-Live! CD/DVD (2006)
  • Actual Events (2009)

Kuni

  • Looking for Action (1988)

Kiko Loureiro

Marco Iacobini

  • The Sky There'll Always Be (2013)

Tony MacAlpine

Yngwie Malmsteen

Masterplan

Metalium

Razorback

  • Deadringer (2007)

Rage

Vision Divine

  • When All the Heroes Are Dead (2019)

Savage Circus

Damir Simic

  • The Quest (1998)
  • Live in Zagreb (2002)
  • Demomstratus (2004)

Stuart Smith

  • Heaven & Earth (1998)

Squealer

  • Made for Eternity (2000)
  • Under the Cross (2002)

Taboo Voodoo

  • Somethin's Cookin' (2003)

Tarja Turunen

The Dogma

  • Black Roses (2006)

Tracy G

  • Deviating from the Set List (2003)

John West

  • Mind Journey (1997)

Zillion

  • Zillion (2004)

Theodore Ziras

  • Superhuman (2008)

Kee Marcello

  • Judas Kiss (2013)

The Ferrymen

  • The Ferrymen (2017)
  • A New Evil (2019)

Other releases

Videography[edit]

Axel Rudi Pell

Rage

  • From the Cradle to the Stage Live DVD (2004)
  • Full Moon in St. Petersburg Live DVD (2007)

Tony Hernando

  • Tony Hernando THIII Live DVD (2006)

Tony MacAlpine

  • Starlicks Master Session VHS (1992)
  • Live in L.A. DVD (1997)

Yngwie Malmsteen

  • Live at Budokan DVD (1994)

Tarja Turunen

  • Act I : Live in Rosario (2012)
  • Beauty and the Beat (2014)

Terrana solo DVDs

  • Rhythm Beast Performance DVD (2007)[7]
  • Double Bass Mechanics DVD (1996)
  • Beginning Rock Drums DVD (1995)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hanover Fist on MusicMight". Musicmight.com. Archived from the original on August 27, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  2. ^ Rouhana, Rami. "[Revealed] Who is Dream Theater's new drummer?".
  3. ^ "Savage circus line up completed – official website news". Savagecircus.de. Archived from the original on October 3, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "Ladies and gentleman....our new drummer!". Vision Divine Facebook page. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Avalanch anuncia nueva formación y gira mundial". Avalanch Net. January 10, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "KREYSON Ládi Křížka má Terranu a Grapowa". Spark Rock Magazine. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Drummer MIKE TERRANA To Release 'The Rhythm Beast – In Session' DVD news". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2011.

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