I'm Irene, I'm 21 years old and I have been playing drums for 5 years. I started taking private lessons for about a year and then I became a self-taught drummer. I've played mainly in rock and punk bands and projects but now I play on a Black Metal band called Porfiria 666.
I consider myself a metalhead (i listen from heavy metal like Iron Maiden to black metal like Dimmu Borgir, to gothic metal like Lacuna Coil or Thrash like Slayer, to sum up, all metal) but i listen to many other styles such as rock, punk, classical music, 80s pop (yes you read thar right), blues... and I try to show all the tiny details of every song and style while composing drums for my band.
My main influences are: Sandy West, Debbi Peterson, Mike Portnoy, Gene Hoglan, Hellhammer, Charlie Benante, Frost, Nicko McBrain, Namtar, "CriZ" Mozzati...
My original idea for HLAG was to record a song with my bandmates but unfortunately that wasn't possible due to -what's going on in the world right now that we all know- and also it was impossible to get the master of the tracks without drums. So instead I recorded this version of Panic Attack by Dream Theater, from the album Octavarium.
I wanted to dedicate the video to my bandmates, for being so awesome, that's why i put on my corpse paint. Also, I wanted to dedicate this to one of my best friends and biggest support, that's why the pink and black wristband.
Hope you enjoy the video as much I did learning the song and recording it.