James Cook (Anterior)

Born in London in 1986, from the age of five he was fed on a steady diet of live rhythm and blues. This culminated in him getting his first kit and starting drum lessons at years old.

Starting off playing along to Nirvana and Rage Against the Machine, at 14 he got his first taste of playing in a band with some friends from his rugby club and that’s where it all started (at one point being in three different bands in Mill Hill). Thanks to a band mate’s recommendation, he started playing for North London thrash band Damnas. It was actually at one of these gigs where Anterior’s bassist James Britton spotted him and asked to him to audition for Anterior, signed to the well known Metal Blade records. And he got the job!

Anterior’s presence onstage is unrelenting from beginning to end. The style of music Anterior demands show off what James does best....bring ferocity, passion and brutally fast double kick grooves.