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Mike Terrana

Mike Terrana - Shadows Of The Past - 1999 - Hot Wire Records

Mike Terrana ( b.January 21, 1960, Buffalo, NY ) is an American drummer, who plays mainly in the hard rock genre. His first played professionally in 1984 with the MCA band Hanover Fist, after which he toured and recorded with various bands, playing different musical styles in Western New York state. From 1987 to 1997, he was based in Los Angeles, and worked with artists including Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony Macalpine, and Steve Lukather. He relocated to Europe after a decade in L.A. where he divided his time between Germany and The Netherlands. He worked with musicians including Gamma Ray, Rage, Axel Rudi Pell, Roland Grapow, and Savage Circus. He presently resides in Hamburg, Germany, and tours and records with Masterplan and Tarja Turunen. “Shadows Of The Past” is a hard hitting entirely instrumental solo studio project from 1999. Eight of the tracks are original fusion compositions composed by Mike or with bassist Kevin Chown. There is also a great cover of Billy Cobham's 'Anteres', and a live solo drum performance by Mike. The album will probably please percussion fans mostly, but there is enough great guitar work to keep you happy. Guitarists Brian Lord, Paul Kramer, George Burnhart play on a few tracks, with the great Steve Lukather playing on two tracks. Mike has played on many other artist’s albums, but Tony MacAlpine’s “Violent Machine” album is one of the best [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 120 Mb]


1 Pleasure Cube - Kevin Chown, Mike Terrana 5:29
2 Anteres - Billy Cobham 3:58
3 Samantha - Mike Terrana 4:36
4 Press One For English - Kevin Chown, Mike Terrana 5:52
5 More Coffee - Mike Terrana 3:26
6 Shadows Of The Past - Kevin Chown, Mike Terrana 5:28
7 Rio - Mike Terrana 4:08
8 Internal Affair - Kevin Chown, Mike Terrana 5:17
9 Communion (Live) - Mike Terrana 11:33 *

N.B: * Recorded live in The Netherlands in March 1998


Steve Lukather – Guitar Solo on Tracks 1, 4
Brian Lord - Slide & Rhythm Guitar on Track 4: Acoustic Guitar on Tracks 6, 7
Paul Kramer - Lead & Rhythm Guitar on Track 8
George Burnhart - Lead & Rhythm Guitar on Track 3
Kevin Chown - Bass on Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8: Programmed Electric Upright Bass on Track 6
Dale Grisa - Keyboards on Tracks 1, 8: Electric Piano on Track 2
Mike Hilland - Keyboards on Track 5
Mike Terrana - Drums, Congas, Bongos, Percussion
Dave Reinstien - Soprano Saxophone on Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7

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