Blas Elias

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Blas Elias
Birth nameBlas Elias Gomez
Born (1967-08-18) August 18, 1967 (age 51)
OriginKenedy, Texas, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician, actor
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, vocals
Years active1985–present
Associated actsSlaughter, Blue Man Group, Sin City Sinners, Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Websiteslaughterweb.com

Blas Elias (born August 18, 1967) is the original, and former, drummer of the glam metal band Slaughter.[1] He also drums for the Las Vegas production of Blue Man Group,[2] he toured with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in the winters of 2017 and 2018. He presently performs in the Las Vegas production show Raiding the Rock Vault.

Biography[edit]

Blas Elias (née Blas Elias Gomez) is also an actor, having appeared in the movie Rock Star (2001). Elias played drummer Donny Johnson, of the fictional Steel Dragon tribute band, Blood Pollution. The film also featured performances by musicians such as Zakk Wylde, Jason Bonham, Myles Kennedy, Jeff Pilson, Brian Vander Ark, and Nick Catanese.[3]

In 2000, Elias appeared in an instructional drumming video titled “Blas Elias of Slaughter - Drum Magic,” for Star Licks Productions.[citation needed]

Elias at one time was endorsed by Ludwig Drums and Sabian Cymbals however neither company currently show him as an endorser. At one time, he had his own Signature series Drumstick Made by Pro Mark Drumsticks;[4] as of 2015 into 2016, he is the drummer for Las Vegas-based band Sin City Sinners with Michael "Doc" Ellis, Joshua Alan, and Scott Griffin.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography-Slaughter". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  2. ^ Patterson, Spencer (July 11, 2005). "Slaughter, LV a comfortable marriage". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Bio". Blas Elias. Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Drum set up". Blas Elias. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2010.

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