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Jake Paranzino

Jake Paranzino

Static Nerves, The Future I Dream Of

Born in 1996, Jake was brought up with humble beginnings. From genres spanning 70's and 80's classic rock/metal, to 00's nu-metal and 2010's post-hardcore, Jake's love for music was always a staple for him. One day in 7th grade, with no previous experience, he picked up a pair of sticks and started to play a beat. Since then, he's been honing his skills on the kit. Between playing french horn for his orchestra class and drumming in his free time, he developed a deep love for the art. He remembers practicing Brad Wilk parts from Audioslave in the music room and playing Barry Kerch's Shinedown songs for talent shows, always trying his best to be like his drumming idols. Through determination and lots of practice, he eventually became confident enough to join his first band, Static Nerves.

In the early 2000's, his parents divorced. Troubled by this, he turned to music to help with his healing process. From his mother, he gained a love for acts such as Pink Floyd, Boston, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan. From his father, his love for bands such as Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Def Leppard, Dio, and Bon Jovi. When his father met his step-mother, he cultivated a taste for nu-metal outfits such as Linkin Park, Disturbed, Godsmack, Korn, and Rob Zombie. Around the late 2000's, Jake discovered a band called Avenged Sevenfold, whom he quickly idolized. Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan encompassed what he wanted to be in a musician, and strove to be just like him. To this day, The Rev is still his biggest influence and idol.

From 2008 to 2011, Jake got his first kit and focused on the styles of artists such as Lars Ulrich, Max Weinberg, Mike Wengren, and Tico Torres. Practicing every day after school when he got home, he truly began to fall in love with drums, learning as much as he could from forums, videos, and live performances. It was at this point in time his dreams of being a rockstar began to take shape.

In 2012, Jake started to diversify further. After meeting new friends, his attention turned to post-hardcore and pop-punk Wapred Tour icons: Memphis May Fire, A Day To Remember, Four Year Strong, Asking Alexandria, Bring Me The Horizon, and Ice Nine Kills to name a few. Additionally, his taste for early 2000's metalcore grew to bands like Trivium, Slipknot, and All That Remains. One of his closest friends then introduced Jake to progressive metal outfits such as Periphery and Dream Theater.

Jake’s next kit was a Pearl Vision, bought as a graduation present in 2014. For the next few years he would continue to watch his idols and emulate them to the best of his ability. Throughout the ups and downs of the next few years, one thing Jake never lost sight of was his passion for music, and that dream of one day being a rockstar. Through a constantly changing world, that was his one constant - selling out stadiums, hearing the crowds roar and chant back the same lyrics he once wrote. March of 2016 is when Jake bought his next kit: a Pearl Export EX. As of the writing of this bio, it’s still his current kit.

The next chapter of Jake’s musical career began in 2018, where he took a leap of faith - contacting a singer in need of a drummer for a local outfit based out of Storrs, CT - a band called Static Nerves. As of the writing of this article, the band just debuted their re-recorded version of their song ‘Waiting’. It was also at this time Jake met one of esteemed peers, Chris Kallian, a Soultone artist. After recording a series of songs with these cymbals, Jake reached out to the company for an endorsement.

Now a proud member of the Soultone family, Jake is incredibly excited for what his future holds. In the ebb and flow of this ever-changing world, who knows what will happen? The next chapter of his life is beginning, but that dream for years past still holds true. Will you be there when it’s written?

My Soultone Set: 

21" Custom Brilliant RA Ride
18" Extreme Crash
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14" Extreme Hi Hat Pair
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