Gus Conde, Brazilian drummer for the metal band ODUM, will perform for the second time at the NAMM Show, taking place through Sunday, 27th at Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, CA. Gus will represent his endorsers both at Axis Percussion (on Friday) and Supernatural Cymbals (on Saturday) stands.
Gus will present his "H.I.T. (Highly Intense Training)" drumming program – developed by himself, about speed, endurance and dexterity and the use of muscle memory applied to drumming. There will be distribution of CD's, among others stuffs.
"I'm very grateful to play for the second time at the largest music product trade shows in America. That's a pride for me to find old friends and do network as well", says Gus.
After NAMM, Gus will fly to Florida to promote two other gigs along with Supernatural Cymbals, and then returns to Brazil to continue his workshop projects sharing a new concept that involves drums, therapy and physiotherapy.
In 2012, Gus also participated for the second consecutive time at Expomusic, in São Paulo, Brazil.
After nine straight years living in Los Angeles, the international drummer, percussionist, instructor and speaker Gus Conde returned to Brazil in early 2011 to study Brazilian music and also directing a documentary about Brazilian drumming (to be released by endorsers in the US and Europe over the next months), while Odum seeks musicians. The new lineup will be officially announced soon.
Throughout his career, Gus has shared the stage with veterans like BIOHAZARD, NAPALM DEATH and EXODUS. The drummer also worked with DETHKLOK, FEAR FACTORY, GENE HOGLAN, BILLY IDOL, ROB ZOMBIE, THE CULT, VELVET REVOLVER, among others. Gus stands out as a percussionist for Brazilian rhythms, and he already been invited to join the supporting band of the pop singer RIHANNA. In addition to studio work, he made the major presentations of the singer including the American Music Awards in 2010, which marked him as the first Brazilian to perform at the awards.