"At the time, Adel hadn't played drums for nearly a year. In fact he didn't even have his own drum set. We went into a little "equipped" rehearsal room. He sat down behind a small drum kit. I told Karl (a bass player I was working with at the time) to just play anything in the key of E. Ready? One, two, three, four. BAM! The room just exploded! This kid just tore it up! We were all just playing off the top of our heads for about three minutes, then I stopped and asked Adel, "Do you want to be in a really good band?"Adel Moustafa sounds inspired by Tool-drummer Danny Carey: the same ability to do more with less, the same transcending heavy grooves and extremely well timed hits. Frontman and bandleader Graves stresses the importance of a good drummer:
"Adel is a great looking guy. Amazing to watch when he is playing. To me, a rock bands visual presence can be as important as its sound. This was a considerable component on which I wanted to build this band. Iím not talking about `pretty boys`, Iím talking about people who have a strong presence on stage, or just standing together. Some bands can affect you just by the sight of them. When their look is as intense as their sound, The whole thing hits so much harder."
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