Karl Rockfist /Fin



Why I use Balbex drumsticks ?
My drumtech, Karri, brought in a few pairs of Balbex stick for me to try out on one of our tours with Michael Monroe last year. It was seriously the first time ever that I played a whole set without breaking one stick. There is nothing worse than having to worry about weak sticks. We just looked at eachother after the show and both went: – Alright!! Let’s get some more of those!!

arl Rockfist is a drummer who has been mostly active in the American music scene. He played in the Swedish metal band Sorg in the early to mid 90s.
In 2001 he joined the California based band, and Nuclear Blast recording artists Steel Prophet. He recorded two studio albums with Steel Prophet.

In 2004 he became a member of the Los Angeles band The Chelsea Smiles who signed a recording contract with Capitol Records/ EMI. Rockfist appears on all three releases by The Chelsea Smiles.

In 2007 he was the touring drummer in the band Danzig. He also performed Misfits songs live with original singer Glenn Danzig and guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein.
He was also the drummer in the band Son of Sam and appears on their second release Into the night  which was released by Horror High Records in 2008. The band was considered an “all star band” which featured Steve Zing of Samhain, Todd Youth from Murphy’s Law, Motörhead, Danzig and singer Davey Havok from the band AFI.
In 2009 he played drums as part of the Cheap Trick show Sgt. Pepper Live in Las Vegas, performing with artists such as the five time platinum selling recording artist Joan Osborne and Ian Ball of the band Gomez.
In 2009 Karl was also seen backing up Guns n’ Roses piano player Dizzy Reed in his solo band along with fellow The Chelsea Smiles band mates Todd Youth and Johnny Martin.
In 2010 Karl joined the legendary rock singer Michael Monroes band. The band consists of ex- Hanoi Rocks member Sami Yaffa on bass, Dregen from Backyard Babies and Hellacopters on guitar and Steve Conte from The New York Dolls on guitar. The band released a live record called “Another Night In The Sun” in 2010 and a studio record called “Sensory Overdrive” in 2011. The record was produced by Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon) and was released by Universal Music/ Spinefarm Records.
In 2010, the first single “American Dream” was released on One Voice by Capricorn, a band formed by Karl, Phil Caivano (of Monster Magnet) and Todd Youth (of Murphy’s Law, Danzig, and The Chelsea Smiles).