US Thrash Heavy Metal Legends TRAUMA drummer Kris Gustofson has signed the endorsement deal with Regal Tip drumsticks (situated in Niagara Falls New York), the major drumstick manufacturer in the US.
Commented Kris Gustofson:
“I am very honored to be added to the Regal tip family of endorsers. My stick of choice is 2BX. Awesome sticks!!!”
Also check out Kris’ Regal Tip Artist card, at this location.
Founder of Regal Tip, Joe Calato, took it as his mission to upgrade the drumstick, beginning with the quality of the wood used, the drying of the wood, quality control for straightness of grain, weight, knots, warp and finally the famous Regal Tip PEF finish.
TRAUMA was formed in 1980, having in their original line-up the iconic Cliff Burton on bass guitar, before joining Metallica in 1982. The band quickly became well known throughout California, playing at all the legendary venues, and their first ever recorded track “Such a Shame” was included on Metal Blade Records, Metal Massacre II album in 1982. Their “Scratch and Scream” (1984) album has long been considered a classic Heavy Metal collector’s item. Shrapnel Records re-mastered and re-released the album in October 2013, and TRAUMA reformed with a new line-up for the album re-release. In July 2014 TRAUMA played at the Headbangers Open Air Festival, furthermore the same year TRAUMA signed a world-wide contract with Pure Steel Records. Their latest effort “Rapture and Wrath” was released on February 27, 2015. The band released a video of one of the new songs, “When I Die”, in February 2015. TRAUMA is currently writing material for a new album and is in the process of securing live touring dates.
Check out “When I Die” here:
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