Skull Fist / Thunderor
JJ TARTAGLIA is the drummer for Canadian heavy metal band SKULL FIST. He is also most recently fronting his own band THUNDEROR as lead vocalist/drummer. Hailing originally from Cape Breton, JJ is a professional live/studio drummer now based in Toronto. He is recognized for his musical, versatile, and aggressive drumming style and is an official endorsee of Pearl Drums, Ahead Drumsticks and Remo Drumheads. JJ is a long-time veteran of the stage and of the road. He began touring at the age of 15 and has performed in 35+ countries including major outdoor festivals across the globe. He has established a reputation for his originality, visual technique, ambidexterity, and his signature super-high cymbal setup.
In the beginnings of his career, JJ most notably cut his teeth drumming for ZEROSCAPE and FINAL TRIGGER throughout the early 2000s, releasing 5 albums cumulatively with extensive touring throughout Europe and the USA.
In 2014, JJ became the official drummer for SKULL FIST and has done headlining tours around the world in support of their sophomore album “Chasing the Dream” (JUNO award nominated for Best Metal/Hard Music Album in 2015) and for their following album “Way of the Road” released in 2018.
JJ is also the official drummer for symphonic metal group OPERUS, death metal band OF HATRED SPAWN, hard rockers MOKOMOKAI and STARCRASH, and has done live session work for such bands as HED PE, IRON REAGAN, THE CREEPSHOW and many others.