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Dean Anthony

Dean Anthony


Dean Anthony grew up in a musical family, but he wasn’t content in maintaining the status quo. While echoes of guitar, trumpet, and keys filled the halls of his childhood home, Anthony seemed more interested in keeping time with the likes of drumming influences such as Lars Ulrich and Raymond Herrera. Drawn to precise drumming articulation and double-bass syncopation, Anthony quickly cut his teeth playing in several local bands in the Central Virginia area. Refusing to be a one-trick pony, Anthony continued to hone his skills outside the metal genre and refined his style to serve the music over himself. Anthony would eventually leave his hometown in search of more.

Enter Novarium. Co-founded in 2013 by Anthony, the band calls Washington D.C. home and sees Anthony refining his playing even more to fit dark gothic melodies while retaining his metal roots. Taking his cues these days from a gothic metal palette, Anthony helped oversee the release of Novarium’s debut album, “Omicron”; an 8-song opus which Vixens webzine (Netherlands) eloquently described as follows: “It indeed seems that the band has raised writing songs to Art with a capital A, as one after another beautiful composition blares from the speakers. Gothic metal of the purest kind, pure as spring water” (July 2016). The album featured additional production by former Bella Morte keyboardist, Micah Consylman, violinists Rachel Kolster and Sarah Stepanik, and artwork by Costin Chioreanu.

Resting rhythmic backbeats with intermittent odd-timed signatures against a lush backdrop of pseudo-industrial keys and neo-classical symphonies, Anthony has helped Novarium craft a trademark sound which has garnered radio and media attention around the world. Shows alongside Hanzel und Gretyl, Michael Angelo Batio, The Genitorturers, Amorphis, and others followed. In 2017, the band was invited to tour alongside Psyclon 9 (Metropolis Records) on the Infektion Divinum tour.

Anthony has been busy working on the follow-up to Omicron and had this to say about Soultone Cymbals: “I like the fact that the extreme edition has a darker tone to it and aggressively cuts into the mix. They are heavy, durable cymbals and that also reflects in their sound”.

My Soultone Set: 

21" Extreme Ride
19" Extreme Crash
18" Extreme China
18" Extreme Crash
16" Extreme Crash
14" Extreme Hi Hats
08" Extreme Splash