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Scott Travis is the drummer for the Grammy Award winning, heavy metal band Judas
Priest. Scott's long and very influential drumming career has also included
acclaimed work with Fight and Racer-X.

Right now, Scott is about to begin rehearsals with Judas Priest in England for what
will become a very extensive, worldwide arena tour in 2011.

"Scott Travis and Judas Priest have had such a massive influence on heavy metal
music and musicians over the course of their 40 year career. Whether with Judas
Priest, Fight or Racer-X, Scott's licks and drum parts have been analyzed and awed
by millions of drumming fanatics around the world. Speaking on behalf of everyone at
Vater, we're honored that Scott has chosen Vater sticks and I'm very excited to
welcome him into our Artist Family." -Chad Brandolini (Vater Artist Relations
Director)

Scott Travis is using the Vater Rock in Wood Tip.

Scott's influence on his peers:

"Scott Travis...the king of the feet! I first heard him with Racer-X and thought to
myself, "You have to be kidding me!?!?". The minute he joined Judas Priest, they
became a freight train! He's a bad man....period!!" -Morgan Rose (Sevendust)

"It's an honor for me to welcome the legendary Scott Travis to the Vater family. I
have been a huge fan of his starting all the way back to his days in Racer X and
following him throughout the years to his current position as the foundation of one
the most iconic and influential metal bands of all time - Judas Priest. Scott has
been a big influence on my playing. I have incorporated parts of "Scarified" from
Racer X in my live solos and I used the drum intro from "Painkiller" from Judas
Priest in the beginning of Disturbed's cover of "Livin After Midnight" from Judas
Priest. Scott, I'm looking forward to seeing you out on tour with your new wood!"
-Mike Wengren (Disturbed)

"I'll never forget the first time hearing the intro to Painkiller. I was in high
school and completely blown away by the amazing footwork. Now, many years later,
getting to watch him in person at some of these European festivals within the past
couple of years, it really has come full circle for me. It's nice to watch and hear
what he does so well throughout the years. Scott is a phenomenal player."-Chris
Pennie (Coheed and Cambria)

"Scott Travis has played for some greeeaaat metal bands. Judas Priest, Racer X...I
mean, come on! When Painkiller came out, what drummer wasn't locked in his/her room
trying to nail that opening drum-lick of the title track?! I'm excited that I can
tell people he uses the same drumsticks as me."-Matt Byrne (Hatebreed)

"Scott Travis is a huge influence on my drumming and seeing him with Judas Priest on
the Painkiller tour when i was in high school was a life changing experience for me
as a drummer. I'm psyched that he's using the greatest sticks in the world - Vater!"
-Richard Christy (Charred Walls of the Damned)

"Many years ago, I remember hearing a band called "Racer X" and was immediately
blown away by the power and precision of the drummer.... especially his double bass
drumming on a song called "Scarified". That drummer was Scott Travis. He went on to
play with Judas Priest and to this day is one of metal's most solid and influential
double bass drummers!" -Brian Tichy (Whitesnake)

"Having Scott Travis on the Vater team is killer! He is a big influence and one of
the first "true masters" of double bass playing. Thanks for all the years of
inspiration, Scott!" -Derek Roddy (Serpent's Rise)

"Scott Travis is one the true double bass pioneers! His combination of chops and
groove are unparalleled." -Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)

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