Marcelo Castro

Marcelo Castro


Professional drummer, drum teacher and clinician from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied with greatest drum teachers in Buenos Aires like Junior Cesari and Alejandro Varela, and he has graduated from Percussion Institute of Technology (PIT), at Musician Institute USA in 1995.

With a passion for drums, he began a successful drum career, becoming one of the most representatives in metal drums of his time in all Latin America. He is playing with the most popular hardcore/metal band in Latin Amarica from Buenos Aires, Argentina called A.N.I.M.A.L., and He has also played with Rata Blanca, Ritual, Jesus Martyr, Buffalo, among others.

He has participated in many drum festivals, Buenos Aires SABIAN SHOWS 2004, 2005 and 2007 with Dom Famularo, Will Calhoun, Virgil Donati, between others and many drum fest and clinics over the world.

Teaching drums since 1989, he has made study methods, instructional DVD, and three drums solo albums.

A.N.I.M.A.L. is back since May 2015 with Marcelo on drums, released nine albums from 1992 till 2019, for Sony music label and most incredible tours that a metal band in Spanish languages could perform in the entire world.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    We have played with ANIMAL in big festivals with the biggest metal bands in the world such as Force Fest Mexico, Rock al parque in Colombia, Viña Rock in Spain, among others and many well-known drummers who were watching and listening, and that fills me with adrenaline to play
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    The best thing about playing music is being able to express yourself and be happy with the drums and the band, of course fan feedback is very important that shows you the way you reach people, also my favority drummers help me too in creativity and motivation
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    I am playing drums since I was a young man, I tried a lot of different brand drumstick and models until one day after using VF for a long time I realized that they were the continuation of my hands