Alexander Salazar |

Alexander Salazar

Alexander Salazar

My name is Alexander Salazar, (Alex is okay with me) I’m 25 years old and I have been playing drums for about 10 years now and as for my FIRST ever endorsement, I am so stoked to be apart of Soultone Cymbals!!
Around the time I was 15 years old I found out that the metalcore/hardcore/post hardcore genre was going to be the genre I was going to expand my music path on as a drummer. My dad came home from work with a CD from a band called As I Lay Dying (Shadows Are Security) and I fell in love! It lead me to finally digging deeper into the genre, which lead me to find bands like August Burns Red, All That Remains, Caliban, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, Stick to Your Guns and a lot more great artist that I still to this day look up to.
From my first band to my previous band, I’ve had the honor of playing alongside some really great bands such as -
Born of Osiris, Chelsea Grin, Fit For a King, Bad Omens, Eyes Set to Kill, Kingdom of Giants, Make them Suffer, Darkness Divided, The Great Commission and A Bullet for a Pretty Boy.

Some of the drummers I’ve looked up to, and still do, are:

Matt Greiner - (August Burns Red)
Aaron Gillespie (Underoath)
Daniel Williams (formerly from The Devil Wears Prada)
Jordan Mancino (As I Lay Dying)
Jerod Boyd (Miss May I)
Jared Easterling (Fit For A King)
Stephen Kluesener (Wage War)
Luke Holland (formerly from The Word Alive)
Adam Gray (Texas in July)
Shannon Lucas (formerly from The Black Dahlia Murder)
Matt McGuire (The Chainsmokers)

I could go on with the drummers that have inspired me over the years, this is just a handful of drummers that have given me some type of influence of my current drumming style.

My Soultone Set: 

Explosion Series
14” Hi Hats
16” Crash
18” Crash
20” Ride
18” China

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