Karthik Jayaprakash

Karthik Jayaprakash

Dark Desolation , Grossty

Karthik Jayaprakash was born in Bangalore(India). He started playing drums in school at the age 14 and started taking a few basic lessons from Mike D'cunha who was his first tutor. During highschool he played a few gigs in school orchestra and played some tracks like phantom of the opera(Classical) to begin with. The quest of learning more drove him to explore ideas under the guidence of Devanesan at a local institute. Unfortunately, since he passed away kartik started to take things on his own with passion to learn as much as possible on his own for a couple of years until he turned, 16. The urge to learn more didnt stop him and he happened to join another institute to quench his drumming thirst under the guidence of Ramesh. Post that he got his first drum kit and started jamming with a few buddies around for a band that played a few gigs like about 2-3 and also played as a session drummer for a couple of local bands. Due to personal commitments of band members the band had to call it a day.

As days went by he got the exposure to Metal music and then started to play a few cover songs of Metallica, Megadeth, Judas Priest to begin with. Since he wanted to devise his own style of playing he started taking lessons from Mr. Jayesh who was playing for a band called 'Dark Crucifix'.

In 2010, Shred Aj (FOunder) Of Dark Desolation Met Maggot And Both started looking for a drummer to suit the music style they had in mind and happened to find Kartik through a person called Jack who had referred him to Maggot And Shred Aj, at a local music store. After a few neck breaking jam sessions astonished with karthik's abilities and ideas, Dark Desolation hired Kartik in May 2010 to complete the line up.

Location - Bangalore, India

Current Soultone Gear -

14' Custom Hi Hat Top

14' Extreme Hi Hat Bottom

15' Extreme Crash

17' Custom Brilliant Crash

8' FXO Splash

19' Custom Brilliant China

22' Custom Brilliant Ride

Double Bass -

Trick

Drum Sricks -

Pro Mark 818

Side Projects -

Grossty (Grind Core)

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VutMOCtXAnM

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs4zJMbha_w

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gikeq784FWo

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWArzN7scUQ

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l80gPe9Gt4Q

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32xONlevs-c

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWvNUKXapQY

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNI3-0XIDz0(Go Pro Footage)

My Soultone Set: 

14' Custom Hi Hat Top
14' Extreme Hi Hat Bottom
15' Extreme Crash
17' Custom Brilliant Crash
8' FXO Splash
19' Custom Brilliant China
22' Custom Brilliant Ride

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