Yanni Sofianos got into drumming at the early age of 8, but it wasn't till a short time later that his older brother would end up buying him a N&C black magic toy drum kit, that would end up changing his life forever and submerge him into the world of drumming! He's been influenced by a wide range of drummers including Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers, and Buddy Rich to extreme drummers Gene Hoglan, Derek Roddy, Flo Mounier, and George Kollias for their speed and precision!
He's recorded drums on the album "Transmissions Through Oil and Blood" with CT metal band Guerra! Since then he's gone on to join tech/metal band "End-Time Illusion", which have finished up their forthcoming album titled "Deities at War” Which will be released sometime late 2014/early 2015!
In April of 2014, he joined the American metal band "Obsession" featuring singer Mike Vescera, (also of Animetal USA, ex-Loudness, and Yngwie Malmsteen). They're currently in the writing stages for a new release!
"The history and craftsmanship behind these drums are absolutely amazing! My Alloy & Solid Shell Maple Classic are hands down the best snare drums I've ever owned and played!" - Yanni Sofianos
Yanni's N&C snares:
14"x7" SS Classis Beech - Dark Matte Blackwash with Chrome Hardware
14"x7" SS Classic Maple - Blackwash Burst with Black Chrome Hardware
14"x6" Alloy Classic - Black with Black Chrome Hardware
13"x7" HP Snare - Blackwash with Black Chrome Hardware