Jon Larsen, founding member and drummer of Danish band Volbeat has joined Paiste's family of endorsing artists.
chenVolbeat's fan base around the globe is constantly growing. Their 2010 studio album 'Beyond Hell/Above Heaven' received Platinum awards in Denmark and Germany as well as Gold awards in Finland and Sweden. Volbeat's new album 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' was released on April 9th, 2013.
This summer Volbeat are going to co-headline some of the most prestigious rock festivals such as Rock im Park/Rock am Ring (Germany), Download (UK), Sauna Open Air (Finland), Rock Werchter (Belgium) and Roskilde (Denmark).
Jon Larsen's cymbal set-up For Volbeat's unique mix of Heavy Metal, Rock 'n Roll, Country and Blues, Jon Larsen selected cymbals from various lines of the Paiste assortment. His set up is as follows: 18" 2002 Power Crash, 19" Signature Power Crash, 14" Twenty Custom Collection Metal Hats, 18" Twenty Custom Collection Metal China, 18" Signature Full Crash, 18" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash, 18" Twenty Custom Collection Metal China, 22" Twenty Custom Collection Metal Ride, 14" 2002 Wild Hats, 19" Twenty Custom Collection Metal Crash, and an 18" 2002 Power Crash.
More new Paiste artists Paiste also welcomes a bunch of distinguished artists to its artist family, including the following drummers.
From the United States come independent artists Steven Chen and Norm Freeman, Nate Coon of Hudson Moore, Ben Jackson of Greg Bates, Ian O'Neill of Gavin Degraw, Ryan Parrish of Smoke or Fire, Michael Cale Parks of Yeasayer, Juan Manuel Roura of Los Amigos Invisibles, Fernando Sanchez of L.P., Gringo Starr of Michael Bolton and Matt Starr of Ace Frehley.
Also added to Paiste's artist roster are Australian sticksman Joel Farland of Van She, Finish drummer Matti Johansson of Korpiklaani, and independent arist Danil Prokopyev from Russia.
Last but not least are new Paiste artists Stefan Brunner of Schandmaul (Germany), Claus Heiberg of Briskeby (Norway), Jan Inge Nielsen of Sigvart Dagsland, and Tre Sopranos (Norway), Chris Barkensjö of The Resistance (Sweden), and Alexis "Singha Dee" Amitrigala of Dee Day Dub (Switzerland).
Paiste's Artist Endorsement Policy, as established in 1957 with the creation of 'Drummer Service', is based entirely on the artist's appreciation for Paiste products, Paiste's recognition of the artist’s career and distinguished status among the drum and percussion community, and mutual respect and loyalty.