Sam Nuyten |

Sam Nuyten

Sam Nuyten

Fire Down Below

I started playing the drums in a local marching band in 2000.
I still play the drums in this marching band, and I educate youngsters.

In 2006 I started playing in a punk band called Sabotage.
We switched to metalcore afterwards and we stopped the band in 2014.

At the end of 2014 I started as a new drummer in Fire Down Below since the previous drummer left.

We had our first record out in 2016, called " Viper, Vixen, Goddess, Saint" on CD and vinyl via Ripple Music (US).
In 2018 we released our second album "Hymn Of The Cosmic Man", again with Ripple Music.

We allready played in The Netherlands and we will play in Germany and UK as well this year.
We did support for bigger international bands like Fu Manchu and Monster Magnet.
This year we will allready have confirmed support shows for Stoned Jesus, Naxatras, Soulfly, Amenra,...

I currently use the 22" Extreme Ride, 20 " Extreme crash, 18 " Extreme crash and the 15 " Extreme Hi-Hats.
Next to that I play a DW performance series kit (22", 16", 14", 12" and 10").
In the near future I will have my custom 5B drumsticks via London Drumstick Company.
I also use Hardcases.

Fire Down Below Bio

We are amp-hugging, hard-hitting, fuzz-loving, ear-splitting, riff-worshipping rock 'n rollers.
We are Fire Down Below.

Fire Down Below, a fearsome foursome that operates from Ghent (BE), first got together to riff out in 2015. In September 2016 they unleashed their debut album Viper Vixen Goddess Saint upon the world. Recorded and mixed by Tim De Gieter at Much Luv Studio (Eleanora, Brutus, Every Stranger Looks Like You, BARST) and mastered to gritty perfection by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, USA (Sleep, Yob, Pentagram), the 7 tracks on Viper Vixen Goddess Saint immediately turned heads worldwide. Reviewers link Fire Down Below to powerhouse bands such as Kyuss, Truckfighters, Red Fang, Tool and Soundgarden. The band received praise for their unique sound, an exceptional blend of fuzzed-out stoner, heavy psych and 90’s grunge with added elements of spacerock and doom, while still keeping the focus on melody and powerful vocal performances.

The album caught the attention of California-based label Ripple Music, home of some of the finest band in the heavy rock/stoner/psych/doom genres, such as Wo Fat and Mothership. In January 2017 the band and label proudly announced their partnership. Ripple Music have since re-released the debut album on cd and vinyl world-wide.

After the release of their debut album Fire Down Below started playing shows throughout Belgium and The Netherlands. They have shared festival stages with international acts such as Monster Magnet, Pentagram, Mothership and Acid King and got hand-picked to open for the stoner cult band Fu Manchu when they passed through Belgium on their tour.

June 2018 saw the world-wide release of Fire Down Below’s sophomore album, titled Hymn of the Cosmic Man, once again on Ripple Music. On this space-themed release, the band shows a more progressive approach to songwriting, while still maintaining all the elements that made their debut album such a success. The result is an intense 44 minute journey through the broad sonic landscape that Fire Down Below so effortlessly covers.

Fire Down Below is: Bert Wynsberghe - bass Jeroen Van Troyen - guitar and vocals Kevin Gernaey - guitar Sam Nuytens – drums

Contact, merchandising and gigs
tel: +32 (0)472 642656

My Soultone Set: 

22" Extreme Ride
20 " Extreme crash
18 " Extreme crash
15 " Extreme Hi-Hats