Achieved a notable reputation as one of the most versatile session drummers in extreme and heavy music today. Known for technicality and creativity. Played on over 20 records and toured extensively worldwide. Currently endorses: DW drums, Meinl cymbals, Vater drumsticks and Aquarian drum heads.
Danny Walker was born in Santa Monica, CA, December 25th 1981, raised by a musical family in the suburbs of Camarillo, CA. His exposure to drumming began by banging on pots and pans as a toddler. Eventually, graduating to a professional kit by the age of 8. Self taught, but eventually took drum lessons and studied a variety of styles ranging from rock and funk to Latin and jazz.
First earned respect as a drummer playing in bands throughout Southern California’s Ventura County, played with Uphill Battle, a hardcore/grind band for more than five years. They toured North America, Canada and released three albums. For a few years around the same period, played with Thornlord, a death metal group. They toured sporadically and recorded several demos before gradually dismantling.
In 2002, joined avant-garde death rock band Cinema Strangefor four years. The band toured broadly through North America, Europe, Japan and Mexico also releasing two records. Simultaneously, filled in often for death metal groupExhumed and toured North America, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia supporting their “Anatomy Is Destiny” record.
By 2005, moved to Los Angeles and had parted ways with main group Uphill Battle to pursue progressive metal groupIntronaut. The group’s sound was a fresh direction for me and a great vehicle for establishing versatility as a player. This experience provided an opportunity to work on groove, dabble in odd meters and polyrhythms. Intronaut so far has toured extensively in North America, Canada, Europe and India. Also releasing three albums and two EP`s.
Teamed up with Orange County`s grindcore group Phobia in 2005 and toured with them throughout North America and Mexico while keeping Intronaut a top priority. Also appearing on two full-length records and two split albums.
In March of 2007, teamed up with Justin K Broadrick (ex-Godflesh, Napalm Death, Head Of David), and UK based group Jesu for their debut North American appearance, I temporarily filled in for Ted Parsons (ex-Prong, Swans, andGodflesh.) Jesu also made their South by Southwest debut as part of a Hydra Head records showcase during this tour.
In 2008, teamed up with long time collaborator and friend Leon Del Muerte (ex –Impaled, Exhumed) to put together death/grind group Murder Construct, featuring members ofExhumed, Impaled, Cattle Decapitation, Phobia, Uphill Battle, Bad Acid Trip, and Watch Me Burn. This California based group signed to Relapse Records and so far has released a self titled ep and full length record entitled “Results”.
By the end of 2008, temporarily joined progressive hardcore group Bastard Noise, featuring bassist extraordinaire Eric Wood (ex- Man Is The Bastard, Neandertahl.) Completed a two-week tour of Japan with the group and appeared on the album “The Red List” in the beginning of 2009. During this time frame, also worked with psychedelic metal group Bad Acid Trip and performed on the group’s “Humanly Possible” album.
In the later part of 2010, re-joined forces with death metal group Exhumed to collaborate on a new record entitled “All, Guts, No Glory”. After the group’s long hiatus, a carefully crafted line up was assembled and has since then fulfilled drum duties in the studio and a handful of live performances.