Leaves' Eyes Transplanted Drummer Isn't Experiencing Culture Shock
"It's interesting to experience different cultures," the drummer, who is from Dallas but spent eight years in L.A., said. "I love adapting to food, culture and new attitudes. I miss my friends more so than the actual geography of L.A." He took the gig in Leaves' Eyes after meeting singers (and husband-and-wife team) Liv Kristine and Alex Krull while they were touring. "I liked the band and the vibe, and Opiate broke up and Leaves needed a drummer."
The entire Leaves' Eyes album 'Njord' was already recorded, sans drum tracks, so Antonopoulos quickly joined the band, hopped on a plane and laid down his tracks. And the rest, as they say, is history. He also contributed drums to Kristine's forthcoming solo album, as well.
"I was interested in raising my profile in Europe," the drummer also admitted. "I had toured with Vanilla Ice for four years and then did Opiate. I was ready to explore the European market. The world is a big place, and I want to experience and tour other countries. I love it there. Sweden has snow and ice, but it's also got health care and gun control and Meshuggah!"
'Njord' is out now via Napalm Records.