Mike Heller

Alumni

Mike Heller has played on many albums, and countless recordings for many different bands in many different genres of music. He’s performed around the world many times, and will continue to tour with his own bands, and as a touring drummer for various other bands or artists.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 17th, 1982. He studied with Tommy Igoe, Richie Morales, and John Macaluso before beginning his studies at the Drummers Collective School Of Music in New York City with drumming greats Jason Gianni, Peter Retzlaff, Frank Katz, Nathanial Townsley, Fred Klatz and one of Mike’s all-time favorite drummers, Chris Coleman.

Through the years, Mike has also kept up a private active teaching practice with clients that read like a who’s who of metal drumming royalty including Gorguts/Origin’s John Longstreth, Whitechapel’s Kevin Lane and Gavin Parsons, Aborted/Abigail William’s Ken Bedene, Okosu’s Mike Pistone, and many more.

Mike is the drummer for:

  • Fear Factory
  • Malignancy
  • System Divide
  • Razorcult
  • We Of Worms
  • Control/Resist

Mike has additionally done recordings for:

  • SWWAATS
  • Secrets She Kept
  • Kalopsia
  • Zillah
  • Measure
  • Edei
  • Ryann
  • Chikatilo