KENNY “THUNDARR” EVANS
One of the founding members of Sacred Oath, Kenny combined forces with Rob Thorne and Pete Altieri (original bassist) in 1985 and has played drums on all Sacred Oath albums from the “Shadow Out of Time” demo to the present. In addition to drums, Kenny has contributed to songwriting as well as writing music throughout the years. His art and illustration talents can be found throughout the Sacred Oath catalog, including logos and cover art of “A Crystal Revision” as well as the cover illustration and sleeve painting for “Ravensong”.
Growing up on the classics such as the Beatles, Stones, etc. – in 1975, Kenny’s music world would forever change after discovering the band, KISS. As a die hard fan of hard rock he also quickly discovered Black Sabbath, Van Halen, AC/DC. He is also a complete fanatic of Iron Maiden as well as Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Metallica, Megadeth and progressive legends, Fates Warning.
Evans’ influences span from classic rock to thrash metal with the likes of Peter Criss, Keith Moon, John Bonham, Bill Ward, Phil Rudd, Alex Van Halen, Eric Carr, Vinnie Appice, Clive Burr, Nico Mcbrain, Kim Ruzz, Gar Samuelson, Steve Zimmerman, Lars Ulrich, Dave Lombardo, Charlie Benante, and Mikkey Dee. “Mikkey Dee was a pivotal drumming influence on me with the release of King Diamond’s “Abigail” album”, says Evans.
Outside of music, Kenny enjoys sports – a Yankees-Giants-Rangers fan. He can also be found geeking out to Star Trek, Star Wars and Spider-man.
Kenny plays Pearl drums and Paiste cymbals exclusively.