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03 May

Disturbed Drummer Introduces New Side Project, Fight or Flight

While taking a break from the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum Chicago-based metal powerhouse Disturbed, longstanding Pearl artist, Mike Wengren decided to put his remarkable talents behind the drum kit to good use during his downtime by introducing us to his new hard rock project Fight Or Flight.   This fast-paced, hard-hitting and edgy new project of Mike’s is gearing up for the release of their debut album, A Life By Design?, which is scheduled to drop on July 23rd, with pre-order for the album becoming available on May 7th.  For those smart enough to take advantage of the album’s pre-sale, Fight or Flight has made their first single, “First of the Last”, available for instant download.  A teaser of the single can be heard here.

Fight or Flight recently shot the music video for “First of the Last”, where Mike Wengren unveiled a gorgeous Pearl Reference Series kit, complete with matching kick drums and surrounded by a plethora of cymbals and a massive ICON Rack System.  Although containing a few less drums than the setups used in the past several recording sessions and world tours with Disturbed, Mike still turns to one series in particular from Pearl’s line of drums- The Reference Series.  With the innovative technology of constructing each drum with the optimum individual components, as described in the Reference Series Recipe, Mike is guaranteed to find the exact tones he’s looking for from each drum, without compromise.  Mike’s specs are as follow:

Reference Series:
Piano Black lacquer (103)

22x18 bass drum x2
10x8 tom
12x8 tom
16x16 floor tom
14x6.5 Reference Series snare


To keep up with all the exciting new happening of this new all-star lineup of rock, please visit the band’s official website www.FightOrFlightOfficial.com.  Also be sure to pick up a copy of Fight or Flight’s debut album, A Life by Design?, which hits the shelves on July 23rd.

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