Dragonforce's Dave Mackintosh moves to Meinl cymbals


has announced the addition of Dave Mackintosh, drummer with speed metal demi-Gods


, to its family of endorsing artists.

"When Dave checked out our new Soundcaster Fusion cymbals, he was hooked by their sound," comments Meinl's international artist relations manager Norbert Saemann. "We are very proud that he is now a part of our artist family and are looking forward to having a great time working with him and his band."

Dave is now playing a mixture of Meinl Soundcaster Fusion, Soundcaster Custom, Mb20, Mb10 and Generation X cymbals as well as Meinl Drummer Gloves.


Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.