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Nick Oshiro during the Cannibal Killers tour in June 2007.
|Birth name||Nick Oshiro|
July 29, 1978 |
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Nick Oshiro (born July 29, 1978) is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the former drummer of the industrial metal band Static-X. He has previously played with the South African post-grunge and alternative metal band Seether. He started out with a drumkit made by his father as he stated in an interview with Tama. It was made of pots and pans, of which his father made a whole kit from. Already at the age of nine, he wanted to be a rockstar after seeing a Whitesnake video. He then created a large following in his home town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Leaving Seether in 2003, he joined Static-X as a touring drummer but eventually became a full-time member. While on tour on April 11, 2007 in Abilene, Texas he broke his hand and was back in four weeks. Nick Oshiro uses a Tama drumkit (it's a Starclassic Maple in Blue Galaxy Fade), Sabian cymbals, Vater drumsticks and Remo drumheads. Some of his influences are Abe Cunningham, Morgan Rose and Tim Alexander.
- Shadow Zone (2003) †
- Beneath... Between... Beyond... (2004) †††
- Start a War (2005)
- Cannibal (2007)
- Cult of Static (2009)
†Josh Freese played the actual drums on this album, however, as Nick was not in the band during the recording. He is shown to be in the band and credited as the band's drummer in the album booklet. However, Josh Freese still gets mentioned as performing the drumming of the album.
††Nick played drums on the track "Hang On" and was credited as drummer for the original release of "Disclaimer".
†††Although part of the band at the time of the release, Nick actually did not play on any of the tracks.
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