As part of my ongoing “drummers” mini-series, I sat down for a chat with the lovely AJ Viana who plays drums in the bands Hath (blackened death), Cognitive (tech-death/deathcore), Ophidius (instrumental tech-death) and The American Standard (hard rock).

We spoke about how he got into drumming, his work producing and mixing metal albums, his opinion on the ever controversial ‘St. Anger’ snare tone and much more. Listen to the full interview below.

Interview with AJ Viana