Nate MacMillen

Nate MacMillen

The Beast Of Nod

At age 12, Nate MacMillen’s parents brought home a Remo practice drum kit. From that day on, Nate was hooked! Every day after school, he sat for hours behind the kit teaching himself how to play simple rock beats with the help of early Van Halen and Led Zeppelin records. At a certain point, Nate could no longer teach himself and began taking formal lessons where he learned a variety of styles of drumming. Upon entering high school, he participated in the New Bedford High School “Whaler” Marching Band, playing just about every piece of marching percussion he could get his hands on. After high school, Nate moved to Boston and toured for one season with the East Coast Jazz Drum & Bugle Corps. In 2009 he joined the death metal band, Scourge. It was here that Nate honed in on his metal chops. In 2015, he was recruited by The Beast Of Nod, an up-and-coming band that labels themselves “Intergalactic Death Metal”. Since then, he has remained very active in the Boston metal scene, recording 2 EP’s and a full-length album due out in the summer of 2017. In addition to being a part of the Boston metal scene, Nate also participates as the percussionist of the Boston Latvian Folk Choir and Neighborhood Rocks, a multi-generational choir that is based in Jamaica Plain, MA. Nate has also been the battery instructor for the Norwood High School “Mustang” Marching Band since 2015.

My Soultone Set: 

14" Gospel Series Hats
17" Custom Brilliant Series Crash
19" Extreme Series Crash
22" Gospel Series Ride
20" Natural Prototype Series China
18' FXO Series Crash // 16" Natural Prototype Series Crash (Stack)
8" Extreme Series Splash
9" Extreme Series Splash

Discography