Navene Koperweis

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Navene Koperweis
Navene Koperweis playing at the Boston House of Blues on November 24, 2010
Background information
Birth name Navene Koperweis
Also known as Navene K, Navene-k
Born (1985-05-31) May 31, 1985 (age 31)
San Jose, California, US
Origin San Francisco, California, US
Genres Progressive metal, djent, technical death metal, dubstep, electronica
Instruments Drums, guitar, various electronic instruments
Associated acts Animals as Leaders, Animosity, The Faceless, Fleshwrought, Hoods, Evan Brewer, Entheos

Navene Koperweis (born May 31, 1985) is an American drummer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer, best known as the former drummer of Animosity and Animals as Leaders.[1]

Koperweis started drumming when he was eleven years old. He has played for The Faceless, and runs his technical death metal project, Fleshwrought, where he plays all instruments.[2][3] He is also a dubstep/electronica producer,[4] and is currently working on his debut electronic album.[5]

His influences include Tim Alexander, Joey Jordison, Kevin Talley, John Longstreth, Terry Bozzio, Skrillex, Noisia, and Deadmau5.[5][6]



  • Prey for Death (2003)
  • Hoods/Freya (2004)


The Faceless[edit]


Animals as Leaders[edit]

Navene K[edit]

  • Human Design (EP; 2012)
  • "Tear It Up" (Single; 2013)
  • "Night Movement" (Single; 2014)
  • "Warrior / Secret Police" (Single; 2014)
  • Mind (EP; 2014)

Evan Brewer[edit]


An Endless Sporadic[edit]


  1. ^ Pasbani, Robert (March 26, 2012). "ANIMALS AS LEADERS Drummer Is Over It". Metal Injection. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ Mustein, Dave (March 15, 2012). "#12: NAVENE KOPERWEIS (ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANIMOSITY, FLESHWROUGHT)". MetalSucks. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Fleshwrought". Metal Covenant. August 13, 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Neilstein, Vince (May 8, 2012). "NAVENE KOPERWEIS MAKES ELECTRONIC MUSIC DEBUT WITH "POCKY"". MetalSucks. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Micallef, Ken (January 1, 2012). "Animals as Leaders' drummer is at the forefront of a movement where playing and programming mesh in remarkably bold and complex ways". Modern Drummer Publications. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Navene Koperweis". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 

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