Douwe Talma
The Netherlands
Douwe Talma started playing drums at age 13. Influenced by metaldrummers as Lars Ulrich and Igor Cavalera at first, he decided to start playing drums as well in 1991. First just by playing along with music of others, but later on Douwe also started taking lessons. He received his first lessons from Bert Hiemstra (1993 1994) and Gerwin Terpstra (since 2001). Douwe:
"Because of lack of time due to things like school I have been learning a lot of things by myself, double bass for example, knowing I wanted some drum lessons again as soon as I found the time. Playing in a lot of different (metal) bands and projects in the meantime. Learned to play tight and with power in those years. Later on I discovered death metal, and still like to play that extreme music."
Currently he plays the drums in Enraged (since 1997) and Mortuary I.O.D. (since 1999). "I.O.D." stands for "Image Of Death, referring to an antique song. Talma also plays in a band called Enraged. Previously he played in Decay (1990 1993), Asfive (1993 1996), Pilgrim (1999), Absylon Piinus (1999 2002) and Raarrrr... (2002).

As sources of musical inspiration Douwe names Igor Cavalera (Sepultura), Ken Owen (Carcass), Daniel Erlandsson (Eucharist/Arch Enemy), Sean Reinert (Cynic/Death), Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates), Steve Flynn (Atheist), Hans Nilsson (Crystal Age), Zabek (Yattering), Peter Wildoer (Darkane/Arch Enemy/Armageddon), Daniel Svensson (In Flames), Alex Marquez (Solstice/Resurrection), Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus), Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), Jensa Paulsson (Grave), Thomas Haake (Meshuggah), Chris Pennie (Dillinger Escape Plan), Doug Bohn (Suffocation), Ed Warby (Gorefest), Vesa Ranta (Sentenced), Mick Harris (Napalm Death) and last, but definetely not least: Gerwin Terpstra. In August 2004 Douwe Talma reveils:
"At this point Im mainly focusing on my both bands Enraged and Mortuary I.O.D. I also started a (still nameless-) new metal project last year with some guys of Room no. 13; really different than everything I did before. But we practice just on an occasional base. Expect more groove but also some really fast grind parts!"
Looking back at 2003 Douwe mentions he has learned playing and rehearsing with a metronome. Comments the drummer:
"And I discovered the true groove thanks to drummers like Thomas Haake. Concerning the future, I want to play a lot live and improve my drumming. In technique, durability, tightness, groove, control, innovation and speed."
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