John Tempesta

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John Tempesta
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Drummer - Heavy metal

Bands: White Zombie, Rob Zombie, Helmet, Scum of the Earth, The Cult, Exodus, Testament

Drumsticks: Vic Firth

John Joseph Tempesta (born (1964-09-26) September 26, 1964 (age 53) in New York City) is a heavy metal drummer who has worked with several bands including: Exodus (1989–1993), Testament (1993–1994, 2001, 2005, 2011), White Zombie (1994–1998) and The Cult (2006–present). He also played with former White Zombie singer Rob Zombie (1997–2004) as a solo artist. Tempesta also served as drum technician for Charlie Benante, drummer for the heavy metal band Anthrax earlier in his career. He is referenced in the band's rendition of "Friggin' in the Riggin'" (from their 1989 EP Penikufesin), with lyrics about the band's crew members.

In 2000, he played drums on the song "Meat", off of Tony Iommi's self-titled solo album.

He played with the band Helmet in 2004-2005.

In October 2004, he recorded with the band Scum of the Earth, composed of John and his brother Mike Tempesta who was formerly the guitarist of Powerman 5000, Riggs (former Rob Zombie guitarist), John Dolmayan (System of a Down), Seven, and Clay Campbell released Blah...Blah...Blah...Love Songs for the New Millennium, a pop-heavy release sounding very reminiscent of the White Zombie / Rob Zombie sound, produced by Ben Burkhardt at Belt of Orion Recording in Hollywood.

On February 14, 2006 he was hired by The Cult.

In April 2011 he recorded drum samples and MIDI grooves for a Toontrack expansion to drum emulation software EZdrummer, called Metal Machine EZX.

July 15, 2013, Tempesta finished his drum recordings for the project Temple of the Black Moon, a project with well known metal artists. (black, death, heavy and doom metal) Other members are: Dani Filth, Rob Caggiano and King Ov Hell.

John Tempesta Drumstick Collection

Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 26.

1875 John Tempesta - used, Vic Firth signature model drumstick, Exodus 12/6/1992, Visage, Orlando, FL
1854 John Tempesta - used, Vic Firth signature model drumstick, (Testament) 05/09/1993, Visage, Orlando, FL
2189 John Tempesta - Easton Ahead signature model drumstick, White Zombie 08/15/1996, War of the Gargantuans Tour, Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
0859 John Tempesta - used, wrapped, autographed Zildjian signature model drumstick, White Zombie.
0655-0656 John Tempesta - Zildjian signature model drumsticks, White Zombie.
0660 John Tempesta - autographed, Zildjian signature model drumstick, White Zombie signed by John Tempesta, Rob Zombie and Blasko.
0065-0066 John Tempesta - Vic Firth signature model drumsticks.
0090-0091 John Tempesta - Vic Firth black signature model drumsticks.
0630-0631 John Tempesta - Vic Firth black signature model drumsticks.
0092-0093 John Tempesta - Vic Firth maroon foil signature model drumsticks.
0282-0283 John Tempesta - used, autographed, Vic Firth black signature model drumsticks, Electric 13 tour.
0284-0285 John Tempesta - used, autographed, Vic Firth maroon foil signature model drumsticks, Electric 13 tour.
0297 John Tempesta, Mike Portnoy, Charlie Benante - generic drumstick, autographed 1/27/2013 NAMM Show.
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