Classically schooled drummer John Stanier (1968, Baltimore) is known from Helmet. He was already a veteran of the Florida hardcore scene when he joined Helmet in 1992. After four albums and near-constant touring, Helmet's nine-year run screeched to a halt.
Currently John Stanier pounds the skins for the Mike Patton-fronted group Tomahawk. John Stanier is also featured on Melissa auf der Maur's debut album< and played with Mark of Cain.