Dave McClain

Born 24 October 1965.


Dave McClain (born on October 24, 1965, in Wiesbaden, Germany) is the drummer for the American heavy metal band, Machine Head. He joined the band in 1995 when Chris Kontos left shortly after their first album, Burn My Eyes. He was formerly a member of S.A.Slayer (not to be confused with the California-based Slayer), Riot off-shoot Narita, Turbin, Catalepsy, Murdercar (feat. noted producer Ross Robinson), Ministers of Anger (Dave Clemmons), and Sacred Reich.

He currently endorses Remo drumheads, Yamaha drums and hardware, DDrum electronics, and Zildjian cymbals. He also uses Zildjian 5B Natural Wood Tip Drumsticks. He was previously endorsed by Tama, Pearl and DDrum.

Yamaha Oak Custom X Drumkit/Only available in Europe as of May 2010 (White or Black Sparkle - as seen in Sonisphere and Wacken 2009)

Zildjian Cymbals

He uses the Yamaha Hex Rack and all Yamaha pedals and stands.

Albums & EPs:


- In the Blood of Virgins, Metal Massacre VII (Metal Blade Records, 1986)

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