Aquiles Priester

See Aquiles on Sunday at 15:45 on the Main Stage

BUY TICKETSMain Stage Auditorium


Considered the best Brazilian heavy metal drummer of the last nineteen years by drumming magazines and sites, Aquiles Priester has made a name for himself among drummers both locally and worldwide. He has collected awards and achievements throughout his career and has made his home country of Brazil proud.

In his life as a drumming expert and educator, Aquiles Priester has done more than 500 drum clinics and has taken part in the biggest drum festivals around the world.

He has put out four educational DVDs: Inside My Drums (2004), The Infallible Reason of My Freak Drumming (2010), Aquiles Priester’s Top 100 Drum Fills (2013) which Modern Drummer elected as the “best educational DVD of the year”, and his first Blu-ray and triple DVD All Access to Aquiles Priester’s Drumming (2019). Additionally, he has put out four drumming textbooks: Inside My PsychoBook: 100 Double Bass Patterns (2007), Aquiles Priester Biography (2010), Aquiles Priester’s Top 100 Drum Fills (2013) and the PsychOctopus Play Along (2014).

In 2017 Aquiles Priester took part in heavy metal legend W.A.S.P.’s European tour, traveling through 21 countries and he is ready to embark on the band’s 40th Anniversary World Tour in 2022/2023.

In 2020, the very first time for a Brazilian metal drummer, Aquiles Priester was ranked number one in the double bass category by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine and was also awarded the YouTube award plate for having over 100.000 subscribers on his drum channel.

In this new material (All the Secrets of Vera Cruz Drumming and Unraveling Aquiles Priester’s Double Bass Technique) released in January of 2023, you will discover all of Aquiles Priester’s secrets about the concept, recording, arrangements and performance of the renowned and award-winning album Vera Cruz, his first release with Edu Falaschi after almost 15 years.

Aquiles Priester | The UK Drum Show | ARTIST

Aquiles is appearing in association with Mapex, Paiste, Evans and Promark.

Mapex Drums
Paiste Cymbals
Evans Drumheads
Promark by D'Addario



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The Venue

ACC Liverpool, King’s Dock, Port of Liverpool
Kings Dock Street, Liverpool, L3 4FP
T: 0151 475 8888

Show Opening Times

28th – 29th Sept 2024
9am – 6pm