Mike Terrana

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Mike Terrana
Drummer - Hard rock, heavy metal

Bands: Tarja Turunen, Axel Rudi Pell, Rage, Masterplan, Artension, Hardline, Savage Circus, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony Macalpine

Drumsticks: Vic Firth

Mike Terrana (January 21, 1960) is an American hard rock and heavy metal drummer. His first professional work was in 1984 with the MCA band Hanover Fist from Toronto, after which he recorded and toured with other bands, playing many styles of music in Western New York state. Between 1987 and 1997, he was based in Los Angeles and worked with various virtuoso guitarists, including Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony Macalpine, Steve Lukather, and bands like Kuni and Beau Nasty.

In 1997 Terrana moved to Europe, first in the Netherlands for six months and then Germany. He worked with the German bands Rage, Gamma Ray, Savage Circus, Axel Rudi Pell, Roland Grapow and Masterplan.

He is currently a recording and touring member for Tarja Turunen band and has recently recorded her last two solo releases entitled What Lies Beneath and Colours in the Dark.

Terrana is also engaged in projects in the instrumental fusion genre and performs drum clinics around the world for DrumCraft and Paiste cymbals.

Drumstick Collection

(1994) 0085 Mike Terrana - used, Trueline signature model drumstick.