Thorsten Harnitz


Name: Thorsten Harnitz
Instrument: Drums, Backing Vocals
Date of birth: November 10, 1979
Lives in: Hannover

Other Bands/Projects:

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Influences: drummers like Tomas Haake, Gavin Harrison, Mike Portnoy  and Marco Minnemann, Rock and Metalbands but also classical composers like Gustav Mahler, Anton Bruckner and Igor Stravinsky.

Top 12 albums: (changes mostly every month)

  • The Beatles: “Sgt. pepper’s lonely hearts club band”
  • Meshuggah: “Destroy, Erase, Improve”
  • Iron Maiden: “Somewhere in Time”
  • Dream Theater: “Scenes from a memory”
  • Devin Townsend: “Ziltoid – The Omniscient”
  • Gojira: “From Mars to Sirius”
  • Sanctuary: “Into the mirror black”
  • Metallica: “Master of Puppets”
  • Stone Sour: “Audio Secrecy”
  • Scarve: “Luminiferous”
  • Toto: “The Seventh One”
  • Death: “Symbolic”

Gear: The Crystal Breed Setup:

Drums: Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive
Bass Drum: 22” x 18”
Floor Toms: 14” x 12” and 16”x 14”
Rack Toms: 10” x 6,5” and 12” x 7”
Snare Drum: Tama Warlord Masai – 14” x 6”

Cymbals: Istanbul
20“ Session Ride,
17“ X-Metal Power Crash, 18“ X-Metal Power Crash,
10” Samatya Splash, 17“ Traditional China,
14” Samatya Hi-Hat, 14” Traditional Extra Heavy Hi-Hat,

For all Toms: Remo Emperor clear (batter) Remo Ambassador clear (bottom)
Snare: Remo CS Coated (batter), Remo Diplomat (bottom)
Bass Drum: Evans Emad clear (batter), Remo Ambassador coated (bottom)

Drum Sticks: Los Cabos
Red Hickory 3A and Maple Concert (for warming up)

Hi-Hat Stand: Iron Cobra Velo Glide
Bass Drum Pedals: DW 5000
Hardware: Tama
Metronom: Tama Rhythm Watch
Monitoring: Fisher Amps, Ultimate Ears