VIC FIRTH SIGNATURE ARTIST
MIKE TERRANA

Mike Terrana is an American drummer, principally in the hard rock genre. His first professional work was in 1984 with the MCA band Hanover Fist, after which he recorded and toured with various bands, playing various styles of music in Western New York state.

Between 1987 and 1997, he was based in Los Angeles, working with bands like Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony Macalpine, Steve Lukather (Toto), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Kuni and Beau Nasty.

In 1997 Terrana moved to Europe, first in Holland for six months and then Germany. He worked with Gamma Ray, Rage, Axel Rudi Pell, Roland Grapow (ex-guitar player Helloween), Savage Circus.

He is a recording and touring member of Masterplan; he also tours with Tarja Turunen. He is engaged in projects in the instrumental fusion genre and performs drum clinics around the world for the companies he endorses.

 

 

VIC FIRTH PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

MIKE TERRANA SIGNATURE STICK
Mike Terrana (SMT)
Produces a big sound‚ even at breathtaking speed. With a barrel tip for clear and concise cymbal sound.
L = 16 1/4" | Dia. = .560"
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PERFORMANCE FEATURE

MIKE TERRANA - 1812 OVERTURE

VIC FIRTH PERFORMANCE FEATURE

MIKE TERRANA AND DALIBOR MRAZ



 

INTERVIEW SPOTLIGHT:
Don't miss our three part interview series with Mike to hear about his outstanding career as one of the world's premier hard rock drummers!

 Installment 1: "That's not enough drums for me."
  Mike talks about the early days. Hear about some of his earliest influences and gigs.
 Installment 2: Moving to Los Angeles
  Mike moves to L.A. and gets right to work recording and touring!
 Installment 3: Present day
  Hear about Mike's Signature Stick and what he's been up to since he left RAGE
 THE RHYTHM BEAST - DVD Preview
  Get the inside scoop on Mike's DVD, THE RHYTHM BEAST

 

Check out Mike's playing on his DVD release!
Mike Terrana “The Rhythm Beast — In Session”

The first of a 2-disc set, “The Rhythm Beast – In Session” is designed to show aspiring drummers what it is really like to record in a studio environment. Each of the 8 instrumental rock fusion tracks are recorded “live” – no multiple takes, no digital editing, no ProTools, no quantizing – it’s an organic representation of Mike’s drumming abilities in its rawest form.

There are 3 different angle choices for each track. One is purely for performance, the second focuses on the hand and foot technique and the third is the technical track with a play-by-play commentary. This will give the viewer the advantage of hearing me point count different details concerning fill and groove ideas.

For more information about this DVD and other releases, visit Mike's website!

 Detonator
 One for the Road





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