Personal Profile
Walter Van Cortenberg

Origin: Leuven, Belgium

AR member since: 1990

Instrument: Drums


· 2 Bass Drums Adams 8000 Series 22"
· 1 Rack Tom Adams 8000 Series 12"
· 1 Rack Tom Adams 8000 Series 13"
· 1 Rack Tom Adams 8000 Series 14"
· 1 Floor Tom Adams 8000 Series 16"
· 1 Snare Drum Adams 8000 Series 14"
· 1 Hi Hat Set Paiste Rude 14"
· 1 Hi Hat Set Paiste 3000 14"
· 1 Power Ride Paiste 2002 22"
· 1 Ride Paiste 1000 20"
· 1 Power Crash Paiste 2002 16"
· 1 Power Crash Paiste 2002 17"
· 1 Crash Paiste 2002 18"
· 1 Power Crash Paiste 2002 18"
· 1 China Paiste 2002 18"
· 1 Splash Paiste 2002 10"
· 1 Splash Paiste 2002 12"
· 2 Axis Drumpedals

Former bands:

Played in some underground grindcore bands, which was kinda my learning process as a young drummer.

Side projects:

I would love to do some side project in a different kind of musical form, unfortunately I can never find the time for it, days seem to be to short for me. Ancient Rites takes all my time, energy, creativity and dedication.

Major influences:

As a drummer I have the most respect for original and creative drummers with an open mind such as: Jan Axel Von Blomberg, Nicholas Barker, Trym, Pete Sandoval, Doc, Dave Culross, Gene Hoglan, Richard Christy, Dave Lombardo, Away, Nicko McBrain, Eric Carr, Scott Rockenfield, Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Simon Phillips, Stewart Copeland, Mark Brzezicki,...

Favourite CDs of all times:

It would be impossible for me to make a list of my favourite cd's since it really would be way too much to mention them all.
I highly appreciate the works of: Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, Arcturus, Cradle Of Filth, Mayhem, Darkthrone, Beherit, Covenant, Morbid Angel, Vader, Death, Dissection, Terrorizer, Voi Vod, Slayer, Mercyful Fate, Bathory, Celtic Frost, Possessed, Iron Maiden, Danzig, Misfits, The Sisters Of Mercy, Lacuna Coil, Dead Can Dance, Laibach, Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Enio Morricone, Mike Oldfield, Apoptygma Berzerk,...
The classical arts of: Wagner, Beethoven, Bach,
Mozart, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Rossinni, D'Vorak,
Chopin, Strauss, Ravel,...