Joey Muha

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Joseph Douglas "Joey" Muha (born (1992-07-15) July 15, 1992 (age 27)) is a Canadian drummer from Port Dover, Ontario. He is best known for his innovative YouTube videos, many of which have millions of views and have been featured on influential websites around the internet and as a member of the Canadian industrial metal band Threat Signal (2012-2015), Wisconsin death metal band Jungle Rot (2015) and Liteyears (2016). He has played for bands associated with Nuclear Blast Records, Victory Records, MapleMusic Recordings, etc.

Biography

Joey grew up in a small beach town in Southern Ontario named Port Dover. He started playing drums around the age of 13, and bought his first drum kit with money earned from his paper route. He has been playing in bands ever since. He initially started playing with his older brother, Willie (guitarist, Our Lady of Bloodshed 2008-2010), and has since moved on to different bands. He was taught by his local drum teacher, Adam Reid, for a brief period and then continued on his own. He has been recognized as covering a wide variety of genres and styles of drumming. Muha cites Vinnie Paul and Chris Adler has two of his drumming influences.

History

Joey played with the band Our Lady of Bloodshed (2009-2014) and with Hamilton, Ontario progressive death metal band OPTICS (2011-2014), recording on their self-released self-titled EP in 2011.

Joey got his first taste of U.S. touring while playing drums with Victory Records artist Farewell to Freeway during their 2011 U.S. tour.

In 2012 Joey joined Nuclear Blast Records death metal band Threat Signal. During this time Joey also played with Cornwall, Ontario metalcore band Cynicist, appearing in their 2013 music video for "Ashes Remain," and filling in throughout their 2014 East coast tour.

In June 2015 Joey announced that he would be leaving Threat Signal to join the ranks of Victory Records death metal artist Jungle Rot full-time, immediately after which the band began recording their Eighth studio album, Order Shall Prevail, featuring Joey on the drums. Muha spent the summer of 2015 playing with Jungle Rot on the Victory Records stage for the entirety of the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

In August 2015, Joey announced his departure from Jungle Rot.

Equipment

Joey is currently endorsed by Vic Firth Drumsticks, MEElectronics, Axis Percussion and Sabian Cymbals. Muha uses Tama Drums, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Sabian Cymbals, Axis Pedals, Gibraltar Hardware, MEElectronics monitors and Roland electronics.

Joey Muha Drumstick Collection

Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 8.

2034-2035 Joey Muha - unused, autographed signature model Vic Firth drumsticks.
2036-2037 Joey Muha - unused, autographed signature model Vic Firth drumsticks, Jungle Rot.
2038-2039 Joey Muha - unused, autographed signature model Vic Firth drumsticks, Threat Signals.
2040-2041 Joey Muha - used, autographed signature model Vic Firth drumsticks, Threat Signals.