Chuck Fitzgerald

Chuck Fitzgerald

Chuck began playing drums officially at the age of 12 years old. Like most drummers he had been banging on everything for as long as he and everyone around him can remember.

In 1989 Chuck recorded Poseidon’s Kill For Peace demo and later joined them, playing shows including CBGB’s in N.Y. and helping with the writing process. He then went on to form Triphammer with local guitarist Frank Murphy in 1991. The band went into The Outpost studio in 1992 to record a debut demo entitled “It’s About Time” . This tape sold over 1,000 copies worldwide and received high praise in many metal publications across the globe including Metal Maniacs. Chuck played shows up and down the East Coast with Triphammer, known for a high-energy live show and a loyal following. In 1994 the second demo was completed, although not officially released the demo made the rounds with roughly 400 copies worldwide. Label interest followed with an impromptu showcase and talks with German label Hellhound records.

In 1996 Chuck auditioned and was asked to join Metal Blade recording artists Sacred Reich for their American and European tours for their album Heal. Growing up Chuck would air drum to the Surf Nicaragua tape and think how awesome it would be to be able to play these songs every night. Who would ever have guessed that he would find out many years later. Chuck also got to play the bands biggest show to date at the Dynamo Open Air Festival in Holland playing for over 50,000 people.

After moving back to Boston he joined Tongue-N-Groove, recording the cd “Better Than Never” which featured 5 original songs. The band doing mainly cover gigs has played close to 600 shows together, entertaining audiences with a diverse set of songs from the past 4 decades. In between this time Chuck has been lucky enough to record with some amazing musicians. Recording Madd Hunters follow up “Silence of the Lamb” for GME Records, along with the song "Father of TIme" for a Demon tribute cd and "A National Acrobat" for a Black Sabbath tribute cd. Tongue-N-Groove started an original project called Gypsycho and released a 12-song self-titled cd. In 2004 Chuck recorded a song called Red Sox Nation with Billy Blackstone and Freeballin’ for the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, which proceeds were donated to the Red Sox charity The Jimmy Fund, this song was featured on local and national sports radio and tv programs. Chuck recorded 2 drum tracks for Robot Monster Army who are donating proceeds to Rawkstars which gives instruments and lessons to under privileged children and also to Autism Speaks.

As well as doing various live dates filling in when needed for other bands and various recording sessions, Chuck also plays in a Judas Priest tribute band called Sad Wings of Destiny.

Chuck proudly plays and endorses Vater drumsticks and Soultone cymbals exclusively

My Soultone Set: 

21" Ride "Custom"
20" Ride "Extreme"
18" Crash "Custom"
17" Crash "Custom"
18" FX "FXO 6B3"
10" Splash "Custom"
14" Hi Hats "Custom"