1.What is your name and what band do you play for?
Patrik Sas. I play for Ravenoir, Moiety, The Leaders, Solo stuff.
2.Who made you want to play drums and why?
Drums have always been a part of my life. My dad and mom said I began playing pots in the kitchen at around two years old, but I can’t even remember. I’ve just always been passionate about them. My parents always tried to get me to take lessons. My dad is into education, so he was like, ‚‘‘You might want to try and do this the right way.‘‘ They liked the idea of me studying, but I was never behind the thought of praciticing rudiments back then. The lessons would have me playing only on the snare drum and that wasn’t what I was about. I just wanted to play along Kiss records. My mom still has this photo of me, as a little kid, sitting behind a snare and I look so angry! I was such a pissed off five-year-old.
3.When did you get your first kit? Tell us about it…
My dad bought me my first drum kit at the local music store in Ostrava, Czech Republic when I was five years old. The instrument was Yamaha drums, black laquer finish which almost looked like Cozy Powel’s Black Sabbath-Headless cross kit. I was in awe!
4.Where your parents supportive of you and your loud / expensive new habit?
I am pretty lucky in life because I’ve got the best parents you could ever ask for. My parents are music lovers and they’ve always been very supportive.
5.What drum performance on an album is perfection to you?
I would pick The Darkest Flame of Eternal Blasphemy
6.Tell us about your current kit and set up in DETAIL.
I’m playing a Tama Starclassic Bubinga Black in Black Clouds &
Silver linings double bass kit with 8‘‘, 10‘, 12‘‘rack toms, 14‘‘, 16, 18‘‘floor toms and two 22‘‘ kicks. My snare size has always been a 6,5x14‘‘. I’ve got nothing but good reviews about them from other artists and colleagues.
7.If you could have a dream kit tell us about it in DETAIL
My current setup is my dream kit. Big thanks for support go to Tama Starclassic drums, Roland V-Drums, Paiste cymbals and Balbex drumsticks.
8.Name your top 5 drummers excluding Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy
Martin Lopez (ex Opeth, Soen)
Phil Collins (Genesis)
Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
Cozy Powell (Rainbow)
Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta)
9. Do you prefer Live or Studio?
In general, I prefer live music.
10.Do drummers really get all the chicks and if so how do we convince the guitarist?
Drummers always get all the chicks because guitarists/vocalists are way too self centered, and bassists need to practice more J