Gionata Potenti was born July the 20th, 1978 in Livorno, Italy.
He grew up listening to metal since the age of 8, and he first started to sing and play guitar at the age of 15, switching to drums at the age of 19. Totally self-taught since the beginning, he didn't follow any teacher but his own eyes and fantasy.
Totally blown away by extreme metal, his first step into music was a couple of local bands run by high school mates. After some years he finally met his historical and still active band: Frostmoon Eclipse, from La Spezia (Italy). With them he started to make things seriously, recording his first EP at the age of 20 and receiving through the years many requests to work as session drummer for other bands as well. Still active with Frostmoon Eclipse, with whom he recorded 5 albums and toured all of europe as well as the united states, he currently works with Glorior Belli (Paris, France) with whom he recorded one album and one EP and toured Europe and Canada.
Famous as one of the most versatile drummers of Italy's extreme metal scene, he recorded more than 30 albums as well as playing with bands from France, Greece, USA, Norway and Lithuania during those 15 years of music.
His endorsements include Soultone Cymbals and Artbeat Sticks from Germany and more to come.
Keep on drumming!