Mikko Sirén

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Mikko Sirén
Apocalyptica – Wacken Open Air 2014 05.jpg
Sirén at Wacken Open Air 2014
Background information
Born (1975-12-31) 31 December 1975 (age 42)
Origin Finland
Genres Cello metal, symphonic metal, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion, piano, keyboard, violin, double bass, cello, vocals, guitar, bass guitar

Mikko Sirén is the drummer for Finnish bands Apocalyptica and Megaphone. In 2013 he replaced Joe Letz as drummer of Emigrate. He also drums for the Finnish rapper Cheek. He became part of Apocalyptica's live shows in 2003[1] but only became a full-time member in 2005 after over 200 concerts and a recorded album.[2]

Sirén has a degree in Jazz music.[3]

In 2009 Sirén recorded the drums for Elias Viljanen on his third album, Fire-Hearted. He also, along with bandmate Perttu Kivilaakso, composed music for the video game Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne.

Sirén lives in Helsinki.

Sirén currently endorses Pearl drums and Paiste (formerly Zildjian) cymbals:

Zildjian cymbals:

  • 18" fx oriental china trash
  • 14" A new beat hi-hats
  • 15" A heavy hi-hats
  • 10" K custom dark splash
  • 17" A heavy crash
  • 18" K crash/ride
  • 18" A heavy crash
  • 19" A heavy crash
  • 20" K ride
  • 20" K custom dry ride
  • 19" K custom hybrid china

Paiste cymbals (2015-present)

  • RUDE 18" china
  • RUDE 17" wild crash/Signature 8" splash (stacked)
  • Signature 10" reflector splash
  • 2002 15" sound edge hi-hats
  • RUDE 18" wild crash
  • Masters 21" medium ride
  • RUDE 19" wild crash
  • RUDE 20" power ride
  • RUDE 18" novo china

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview with Mikko and Eicca for FaceCulture.nl 2007". Apocalyptica.apocello.ru. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Metal Storm". Metalstorm.ee. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  3. ^ http://www.facesofscandinavia.com

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