Mats Bergentz

Mats Bergentz

Syron Vanes
Mats Bergentz, aka Mad Max, is born and raised in the southernmost part of Sweden. He started playing the drums when he could count 1-2-3-4. His drum tutors were members of the Malmö Percussion Ensemble. Among them were the internationally acknowledged Lennart Gruvstedt and Peter Winberg and there he learned the art of reading and writing music of basically all genres. He’s been travelling thru India and Africa and is highly inspired by music from these continents. He performed his first gig at the age of 16 and made his first nationwide television appearance at 18. Throughout the years he’s been performing with lots of various bands and artists. Keyboard-wiz Jens Johansson (Dio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Stratovarius) and Swedish Grammy-Award winner Erik Borelius are just two of them. He’s also been supporting acts like Ronnie James Dio, Bruce Dickinson, Saga and Helloween. He’s got a drawing made especially for him by Mr. Dio, signed Ronnie James Picasso. Mats is the current drummer of the classic Swedish Metal acts Silver Mountain, Syron Vanes and Mad Invasion. He’s also a session drummer on a project called The Galahad Suite, featuring Jens Johansson, Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Magnus Karlsson (Allen/Lande, Primal Fear), Jonas Hansson (Silver Mountain), Lalle Larsson (Karmakanic, Agents of Mercy), Sebastian Berglund (Edge of a Circle) and Dennis Post (Starrats). In his spare time, Mats enjoys travelling, a round of golf, angling, bird watching and cooking spicy Indian food. He also appears as a fictional character in the novel “Stigma” by the Swedish author Åsa Schwarz. Mats is inspired by drummers as Terry Bozzio, Ian Paice, Brian Downey and Louis Bellson. Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell and Phillip Lynott are other musicians that have influenced Mats a great deal. Mats uses Soultone Extreme Cymbals exclusively. All other percussion paraphernalia is sponsored by Sandberg Music in Malmö/Sweden. www.silvermountainrules.com www.syronvanes.com www.madinvasion.com www.galahadsuite.com
My Soultone Set: 

20" Ride "Extreme"
18" Crash "Extreme"
17" Crash "Extreme"
16" Crash "Extreme"
16" China "Extreme"
14" Hi Hats "Extreme"

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