Frank Vaturina

Frank Vaturina

BedRock, Barbaric Ascent

Frank Vaturina is a self-taught musician, with over 25 years of recording and touring experience. Frank received his first drumkit when he was 4 from a cousin who babysat while his Grandparents were sick. During that time she taught Frank the basics as well as his first 2 songs; Wipe Out and Born in the USA. During middle and high school he played in his school’s orchestra,choir, jazz band, rock band, marching band and was Captain of the Drum Corps. Over the years he has been in many bands and has had the opportunity to record, rehearse and play live with some very well-known musicians during various projects and auditions including: Len Carparelli, a.k.a. "Len Leonard" (Guitarist - The Beatles Faux Sale, Ex - Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns), Chris Poland (Ex- Lead Guitarist of Megadeth), Ralph Santolla (Lead Guitarist - Devil's Highway, Ex- Death, Deicide, Obituary, Millenium, Iced Earth, Sebastian Bach), Ill Niño (Then; El Niño), Rob Moschetti (Bass - Pro Pain, Generation Kill), Sal Lococo (Vocals -Sworn Enemy), Shadows Fall.

Frank toured all over the USA and Puerto Rico and has shared the stage with Grim Reaper, Nuclear Assault, Powerman 5000, In This Moment, Tantric, Flaw, Suffocation, Mushroomhead, Otep, Sworn Enemy, Silent Civilian, The Acacia Strain, Goatwhore, Vital Remains, Mortician, Malignancy, Internal Bleeding, The Empire Shall Fall (feat. Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage), Burn Halo, The Letter Black, Winds of Plague, Skinlab, Scum of The Earth, Psyopus, Diecast, My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult, Helstar, Impaler, Eve To Adam, Full Blown Chaos, Maximum Penalty, Harley's War, SubZero, Billy Club Sandwich, Locked In A Vacancy and many others.

Currently the drummer for: BedRock; a high-energy, rock cover band performing all the fun 80’s and 90’s hair band tunes that everyone knows and loves plus a few surprises thrown in! Barbaric Ascent; extreme NY death metal!. Aside from his steady projects; Frank is a very active session musician; offering recording, live performance, rehearsal and drum maintenance services, and specializes in a variety of genres and styles ranging from: Acoustic, Alternative, Blues, Country, Dance, Ethnic, Hip Hop, Latin, Pop, Punk, R&B, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Soul and beyond! Aside from his busy, yet flexible work schedule, Frank is a certified EMT by trade. When hes not drumming or saving lives, he’s enjoying spending time with family.

Discography:

Hollow (Feat. Ralph Santolla – Lead Guitar) – Slaughtering The Wicked
Barbaric Ascent – Self Titled EP
Like Sonia – I Was an Unknown
Undivided – Until Death
4 In The Chamber – Not For The Weak of Heart
Divo and The Distractions - Ocean
Unstable Foundation – Strength Through Determination
Claws of Azrael – Count Your Blessings

Band Links:

BedRock: www.bedrockband.net
Barbaric Ascent: http://barbaricascent.wixsite.com/ba

Endorsements:
Soultone Cymbals
StickTwirl
Humes & Berg Mfg.

My Soultone Set: 

14” Latin Hi Hats
16” Custom Brilliant RA Crash
18” Custom Brilliant Crash (x2)
14” Custom Brilliant China
17” JG China
21”JG Ride
6” Gospel Splash
8” Extreme Splash
10” Gospel Splash
7” Bronze Bell
12” FXO 6 & 10” Gospel China (Stack)