Vassilios „Lucky“ Maniatopoulos had primarily made an appearance as the vocalist of the band TRI STATE CORNER from 2005 till today. It was surprising somehow to those who know him from there, that he was announced as the new Drummer of the legendary power metal Band RAGE. Listening through the releases he is involved in, you will find that this guy can sing and that he is an excellent drummer as well:
TRI STATE CORNER (Vocals):
Changes EP (2007)
Ela na this (2008)
Hero (to be released 2017)
The devil strikes again (2016)
Seasons of the black (to be released 2017)
Statement: „As I got the chance to built my Drummers DNA after being confirmed as the new RAGE Drummer in early 2016, I spend some time studying the different brands available for Drums, Skins, Cymbals, Hardware and Sticks. With Kirchhoff for Drums, Samsun for Cymbals and Balbex for Sticks I found very good products and reliable partners I am very proud of. With regards to Skins and Hardware, I was literally lucky to get the chance to partner with my favorite choices: I love the GIBRALTAR hardware, not only their Rack Systems which are fabulous, but also their Stands, Seats and as well their latest Double Pedals…absolute masterpieces. REMO skins are my first choice every since. Being a fan of Ambassador and Emperor skins in general, there is no better partner I can think of“.