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Occupation(s)  Musician
Name  Aquiles Priester
Instruments  Drums
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Born  June 25, 1971 (age 44) Otjo, South Africa (1971-06-25)
Associated acts  Hangar, Angra, Freakeys, Di'Anno, Spartacus, Pistys Sofhia, Infra Blue, Midas Fate, Apocalipse Now, House Of Bones, Noturnall, Primal Fear, Tony Macalpine
Role  Drummer ยท aquilespriester.com
Music groups  Angra (2001 โ€“ 2008), Hangar (Since 1997), Primal Fear (2014 โ€“ 2015), Midas Fate, Freakeys (Since 2006)
Genres  Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Melodic death metal, Speed metal, Symphonic metal, Power metal, Progressive metal
Albums  Temple of Shadows, Rebirth, Aurora Consurgens, Rebirth World Tour โ€“ Live in, Last Time Was Just the Begin
Similar People  Eduardo Falaschi, Rafael Bittencourt, Ricardo Confessori, Felipe Andreoli, Fabio Laguna

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Aquiles Priester (born June 25, 1971) is a South African-born Brazilian drummer, currently the drummer of the Brazilian power metal band Hangar and progressive metal bands Midas Fate and Noturnall. In 2006, Aquiles participated in Fabio Laguna's Freakeys project. He is a former member of Angra.

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He plays Paiste cymbals and Evans drum heads.

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Biography

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Aquiles Priester was born in Otjo, South Africa. His first exposure to the instrument was at age four while watching a jazz ensemble perform on television.

Aquiles moved to Brazil in 1977, and played football until 1985. In 1985 he attended the "Rock in Rio" festival where he decided to become a drummer. Although he began playing on cans, he would eventually assemble a set consisting of a snare, tom (which he borrowed from his school), bass drum, hihat, and a cymbal, which he hung from his roof. His biggest influences are Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden and Deen Castronovo of Journey.

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A local television band called The Tropical Band observed his performances and invited him to play a couple of songs; later the band Stylo Livre (freestyle) recruited him. Priester would struggle for years to come, but eventually find success with metal outfits throughout Brazil, and eventually receive the chance to audition for Angra, in 2000. He continued to play with Angra until their hiatus at the end of 2007 but eventually left the band to focus on his other band, Hangar. In 2010 he auditioned, along with six other drummers, for the chance to replace Dream Theater's former drummer, Mike Portnoy. The band ultimately decided to hire Mike Mangini as their new drummer.

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In 2013 it was announced that Aquiles had joined the prog metal band Midas Fate which also counts with Mike DiMeo on vocals.

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On September 9, 2014, Aquiles was announced as Primal Fear's new drummer on the band's official Facebook page but left the band only months after, due to conflicts with his other projects.

Equipment

Aquiles endorses: Paiste, Mapex, Evans, Pro-Mark, Audio-Technica, DW Pedals, Gibraltar Hardware, Zoom, Staff Drum, Santo Angelo, Urban Boards, Ciclotron, Shred Cases, AeroRic Custom Drums, Tander Tattoo Studio and Lady Snake Rock Wear.

With Hangar

  • Last Time (1999)
  • Inside Your Soul (2001)
  • The Reason of Your Conviction (2007)
  • Last Time Was Just the Beginning (2008)
  • Infallible (2009)
  • Acoustic, but Plugged In! (2011)
  • The best of 15 years: Based on a true history. (2014)
  • Our lives 13 years later. Aquiles Priester and Gustavo Carmo! (2014)
  • With Angra

  • Rebirth (2001)
  • Hunters and Prey (2002)
  • Live in Sao Paulo (2003)
  • Temple of Shadows (2004)
  • Aurora Consurgens (2006)
  • With Freakeys

  • Freakeys (2006)
  • With Noturnall

  • Noturnall (2014)
  • Apart from these acts, Aquiles Priester has also been involved in Di'anno (Nomad - 2000) and Serj (Liquid Piece of Me - 2007).

    Videography

  • Inside My Drums (2004)
  • The Infallible Reason of my Freak Drumming (2010)
  • Aquiles Priester's TOP 100 Drum Fills (2014) - Daniel Pique as Video Director.
  • Songs

    Bleeding Heart
    Nova Era
    Heroes of Sand
    Waiting Silence
    The Shadow Hunter
    Late Redemption
    Spread Your Fire
    No Pain for the Dead
    Acid Rain
    Scream Your Heart Out
    The Temple of Hate
    Live and Learn
    When Death Comes Knocking
    King For A Day
    Millennium Sun
    Hunters and Prey
    Angels and Demons
    Winds of Destination
    Rebirth
    Ego Painted Grey
    Running Alone
    Gate XIII
    The Infallible Emperor
    Deus Le Volt!
    Unholy Wars
    Sprouts of Time
    Kashmir
    The Voice Commanding You
    Abandoned Fate
    Our Lives - 13 Years Later
    Visions Prelude
    Delivering The Black

    References

    Aquiles Priester Wikipedia