Al Spicher - Drums

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In Emerald since... 

...2007. Third drummer's the charm ;-)



Drums: Mapex Saturn Series

Snare: Tama Charlie Benante Signature Snare

Sticks: Vater

Cymbals: Soultone Extreme & Explosion Series


Other Bands / Projects

active: Six-Pack

past: Distant Past, Deadflow, Tollmais


Favorite Emerald Songs 

Evolution In Reverse, Freakshow, Son Of Sam, Only The Reaper Wins, Reckoning Day, Horns Up, Revenge, Tears Of A Warrior, Digital Slavery...


Favorite Bands

Amorphis, Tenacious D, (old) Blind Guardian, Annihilator, Savage Messiah, Iron Maiden, Dare, Eclipse, Armored Saint, Gary Moore, MSG, Anthrax, Dynazty, The Order Of Chaos, UFO, Nightwish, (old) Metallica, (old) Bon Jovi, Gotthard, Exodus, Testament, Striker, Bad Religion, No Fun At All, REO Speedwagon, W.A.S.P., Bruce Dickinson, (old) Bonfire, Victory, Heathen, Kreator, (old) Running Wild, Chroming Rose, Heaven's Gate, Artillery, Scorpions, Five Finger Death Punch, Entwine, Iced Earth, Body Count, Metal Church, Threshold, Fifth Angel, Europe, Sentenced, Judas Priest, Pretty Maids...


Favorite Musicians

Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Bruce Dickinson, Charlie Benante, Mikkey Dee, Slash, Gary Moore, Tuomas Holopainen, Jeff Waters, Esa Holopainen & my bandmates: Mace, Julius, Mike, Vanius & Thömselbert...


Favorite Movies

District 9, What We Do In The Shadows, The Last House on the Left (Remake), Alien, The Thing, Shaun of the Dead, Elysium, An American Werewolf in London, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Remake), 11:14, Donnie Darko, Daybreakers, Stand by me, Shawshank Redemption, Django Unchained, The Green Mile, Watchmen (Director's Cut), Star Wars Saga (except Episode 1-3), Rogue One, Logan, Deadpool 1 & 2, Pan's Labyrinth...


Favorite TV Shows

Ray Donovan, Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, Shameless, The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Weeds, Sons Of Anarchy, Orphan Black, Banshee, Game of Thrones, Vikings, The Knick, Silicon Valley, Californication, Dexter, Homeland, The Pacific, Over There, Band of Brothers, The Big Bang Theory, Scrubs, Entourage, True Blood, Oz, Southland, Episodes, My Name is Earl, Justified, American Horror Story, Sleeper Cell, Narcos, The Night of, Daredevil, Orange Is The New Black, Barry, Sneaky Pete, The Newsroom...


Favorite Books

Thrillers and horror novels from Dean Koontz and Stephen King, biographies such as The Dirt (Mötley Crüe), Ozzy, Slash, Death Punch'd (Jeremy Spencer), I'm the Man (Scott Ian), Mustaine, Living Like A Runaway (Lita Ford), Shut Up And Give Me The Mic (Dee Snider), My Appetite For Destruction (Steven Adler)...



Shooting sick & twisted movies and music videos, photography, graphic design, writing lyrics, jammin', chillin', nature walks, travelling, concerts, playing with my cats...


Favorite Food

Schnitzel & Pommes, pepper steak, Spaghetti Bolognese, Fondue Chinoise, bouillon soup, fruit... NO vegetables! ;-)


Favorite Drinks

As Jùscht's, Lapin Kulta, Pepsi, Tea, Takamaka Rum, certain whiskys...


Thoughts on Emerald

A bunch of freaks who play cool music!

I'm honored to be a part of this band, proud of what we've achieved so far and thrilled for what will come next!

Mace Mitchell

Julien Menth

Michael Vaucher

Vania Truttmann

Thomas Vaucher

Al Spicher


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