Danny Reilly (December 19, 1976 ) from Fayetteville, North
Carolina, is a lover of all kinds of music, but prefers playing thrash and death metal due to the complexity that can accompany these genres.
Danny has been playing drums since he was 15, yet did not own a drum kit or play any instruments in school. He simply loved to pound on things and keep a good rhythm.
He owned and purchased his first drum kit when he turned 20 years old. It was a vintage kit that eventually fell apart with time, all that is left is a 16” floor tom. From then, he purchased a 5
piece Tama Superstar drum kit, which he uses for practice now that he recently purchased his third kit which is a Gretsch 6 piece Ashwood kit, the kit he now plays on stage.
Danny has played in 4 bands, all of which are metal bands,
SouthforK, The River City Nightmare (version one which was
more of a death and roll band), The River City Nightmare (version
two which was more of a groove band). Both of these bands had
different members, they only kept the name for both. The current
band he plays in is Kurgan, a thrash deathmetal band with a feel
of old school metal.
Some of Danny's influencese include: Sepultura, Pantera,
Slayer, Decapitated (old), Metallica (old), Megadeth, Goatwhore,
Evile, Jungle Rot, Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin, Cannibal Corpse,
Death, Igor Cavalera (Sepultura), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath),
Vitek (Decapitated) and recently Zack Simmons (Goatwhore).
Equptment: One vintage red 16” floor tom (which is memorabilia
and not played anymore)
Tama Superstar – 10” mounted tom, 12” mounted tom, 14” floor
tom (which is also a mount tom) 22” kick drum
Gretsch Ashwood – 8” mounted tom, 10” mounted tom,
12”mounted tom, 14” floor tom, 20” kick drum.
10” B8 Pro Sabian Splash Cymbal, 14” Zildjian Crash, 16”Sabian O
Zone Crash, 18” Sabian B8 Pro Crash, German made 20” Avanti
Ride, 20”Sabain AA Chinese and 14” Sabian B8 Pro Chinese.
Evans Onyx Tom Heads are on hisTama Kit and though Remo
heads are now on his Gretsch kit, they will eventually be switched
to Evans coated heads. Danny prefer Evans Resonant heads for the
bottom batter head, he finds them very easy to tune and that they
hold tuning rather well.