Dean Anthony caught the drumming bug at an early age. While watching Lars Ulrich of Metallica play drums on the band’s live video "S&M" on VHS, Dean became captivated by Ulrich’s drumming technique. Due to the camera angles he was able to study the video and figure out what Lars was playing. Anthony hasn’t looked back since. Dean fell in love with the creativity of playing music and sharing it with anyone who chooses to listen. Anthony discovered music was also a productive outlet for his emotions. Dean credits Lars Ulrich for getting him into drums but it was Raymond Herrera from Fear Factory, he says, that got him into his intricate double bass style. Inspired by Metal music, Anthony is always listening to drummers to become a better musician and has been coming up with some pretty amazing stuff on his own.
First playing with bands like Delete The Day and Second Front, garage bands from high school days, Dean Anthony now is the anchor drumming behind Goth Metal sensation Novarium. Omicron, the debut album from the band, was released on June 6, 2016. It is Anthony’s desire that when people listen to Novarium and hear the drums they are able to recognize it is him playing. Dean is also an accomplished song writer as well. With his help, Novarium has crafted a sound uniquely their own. Refusing to be defined by genre labels, the band creates music that appeals to a wide audience. Falling somewhere in the Goth Rock/Metal spectrum, the band mixes heavy riffs with catchy vocal melodies. Metal audiences enjoy Novarium’s double bass and growling vocals.
Since joining Novarium Dean Anthony has had the pleasure of opening for bands like Hanzel Und Gretyl and Michael Angelo Batio as well as playing at Baltimore Soundstage. He enjoys creating music with his band and looks forward to getting it out to more people. Dean’s favorite song off Novarium’s album Omicron is “Chimera.” Anthony loves playing drums on that track the most because it's so driven, allowing him the opportunity to show a lot of stage presence. Performing the song has become addictive and Dean will happily play it over and over again for fans craving to hear it.
DJ Rob Chaoz from The Screamers Lounge at Adrenaline 101 Radio said of Novarium, "Check out this East Coast band bringing you heavy metal with a female fronted five-piece throwing hard riffs, wrenching screams and soft melodies. They have a great look and sound, and I continue to look forward to hearing more music from this group in the very near future. If it is anything like the current single I have(Delusions), you can be sure I will be rocking it loud and proud!"
21" Extreme Ride
19" Extreme Crash
18" Extreme China
18" Extreme Crash
16" Extreme Crash
14" Extreme Hi Hats
08" Extreme Splash