Ivan de Prume

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Ivan de Prume is a heavy metal drummer whose music became famous in the groove metal band White Zombie.

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, de Prume comes from a rich history of artists. Ivan's sister, Cathryn is a successful actress and they have collaborated on two short films together. But it is his lineage from his great-great-grandfather that is perhaps the most influential. Canadian violinist and composer Frantz Jehin-Prume was one of Canada's most famous musicians and the fact that there is music in the blood, resonates in Ivan. He started playing drums when he was twelve and was playing in a band with Sean Yseult (bassist, White Zombie) called Life when he was sixteen. That band broke up but a few months later Sean came calling for her new project she had going with Rob Cummings and Ena Kostabi. It was White Zombie. Ivan recorded and toured with the band for seven years. After signing a deal with Geffen records and moving the whole band out to Los Angeles, the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1 was released.

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