Stet Howland

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Stet Howland
Birth nameWilliam Stetson Howland
Born (1960-08-14) August 14, 1960 (age 58)
Duxbury, Massachusetts
GenresHeavy metal
Occupation(s)Drummer, songwriter
InstrumentsDrums, backing vocals
Years active1978–present
Associated actsSnapdragon, Rockestra, Temple of Brutality, RUN21, Killing Machine, Belladonna, The Howlin' Dogs, Impellitteri, Carnival of Souls, Blackfoot, W.A.S.P., Lita Ford, Where Angels Suffer, 10,000 Views, Metal Church

Stet Howland (born Aug. 14, 1960) is an American professional drummer from Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. He graduated in 1978 from Duxbury High School. He started playing drums at age 7 and has been teaching and playing for a living since age 13. Influences are Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Animal from The Muppets, Sam Kinison, and Hulk Hogan.

Professional drummer[edit]

He has played for Temple of Brutality (2004–2006), RUN21 (1987–1988), Killing Machine (2003–2005), Belladonna (1997–1999), The Howlin' Dogs, Impellitteri (1988–1990), W.A.S.P. (1991–2005), and Carnival of Souls (2003–2005). In February 2006 he announced his departure from W.A.S.P. to concentrate totally on his own projects. Howland also was a drummer in Blackfoot. He was the drummer for Lita Ford and performed with her at Rocklahoma 2008, and can be found on Lita Ford's album Wicked Wonderland. Drums for the album were recorded at Howland's personal studio in southwest Florida. In 2010 Howland recorded drum tracks at his studio for a cover of "Thunder Thighs" on "Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute to Fat Chicks".[1]


In 2010 Stet Howland founded the reality-based rock 'n' roll television series Stet TV. Stet is currently playing with a band titled Where Angels Suffer, with Chris Holmes (guitar; ex-W.A.S.P.), Ira Black (guitar; ex-Lizzy Borden), Steve Unger (bass; ex-Metal Church), and Rich Lewis (vocals; Randy Piper's Animal). On July 2, 2011, Stet joined 10,000 Views, a Fort Myers, Florida based powerhouse rock band. Other current members of 10,000 Views are Timmy Johnson (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) and John Hyatt (lead guitar/vocals).


Stet still continues to play with 10,000 views, along with Timmy Johnson and John Hyatt, and they are currently touring in support of their debut cd, as well as playing shows throughout Southwest Florida.

In April 2017, it was announced Stet had joined heavy metal band Metal Church after the departure of previous drummer Jeff Plate.


With W.A.S.P.:

With Run 21:

  • Flat Blank Parts (1987)

With Stream:

  • Take It or Leave It (1995)
  • Chasing the Dragon (2002)

With Belladonna:

  • Spells of Fear (1996)

With Mike Vescera Project:

  • Altar (2000–2004)

With Carnival Of Souls:

  • Ashes to Ashes (2004)

With Superseed:

  • Superseed (2004)

With Killing Machine:

  • Killing Machine (2004)

With Temple of Brutality:

  • Lethal Agenda (2005)

With Lita Ford:

  • Wicked Wonderland (2009)

With "10,000 Views" (2014)

With Metal Church:


DW Drums and hardware:

  • 18 x 22 Kick Drum X 2
  • 5½ x 14 Custom Maple Snare drum
  • 10" rack tom
  • 12" rack tom
  • 13" rack tom
  • 14" rack tom
  • 16" floor tom
  • 18" floor tom
  • Sabian Cymbals
  • 14" hi-hats (2 sets)
  • 17" Fast Crash
  • 18" Medium Crash (x 2)
  • 17" Medium Crash (x 2)
  • 18" Projection Crash (x 2)
  • 18" China Boy High (x 2 )
  • 21" Rock Ride
  • 12" Custom Splash
    • Evans Drumheads, LP Cow Bell, LP Shaker, LP Cyclops Tambourine
    • Drumsticks, VicFirth B Natural Finish, VicFirth Signature Series


Stet has toured with and or recorded with

  • Vengeance
  • Snapdragon
  • Rockestra
  • Run21
  • Impellitteri
  • Kuni
  • Big Richard
  • Belladonna
  • Uriah Heep
  • MVP (Michael Vescera Project)
  • 3HB
  • Joe Delaney
  • W.A.S.P.
  • Stream
  • Superseed
  • Blackfoot
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Killing Machine
  • The Howlin Dogs
  • The Lucky Dogs
  • The Biscuit Band
  • Temple of Brutality
  • The New Kings
  • Lita Ford
  • Stet TV Band
  • W.A.S.
  • Four By Fate


  1. ^ "Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute to Fat Chicks by Various Artists on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-09-28.

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