Drums, Vocals – Hannes Matthysen
Guitars – Jason Giacoppo
Lead Vocals – Louis du Pisani
Guitars, Vocals – Stefan Stabic
Bass – Chris Preyser
They are from Johannesburg, South Africa
“It takes years, and it all came down a difficult road. But no matter, because through our experiences in the South African underground music scene we’ve all learnt one bloody thing. As long as you are prepared to put it all in, and expect nothing in return – then you may just get somewhere, knowing full well that could be nowhere.
Or simply, five pals got together and jammed…
The Drift, comprised of seasoned old salts from various corners of the South African scene, performed with Lamb of God during their South African tour in January 2014, as well as playing with international bands Unearth, Protest the Hero, Wolfmother, Affiance and a national tour with Dreamshade. 2015 is off to a busy start with the band playing Witchfest alongside Cannibal Corpse, Hatebreed, Epica, Decapitated, Kataklysm, Belphegor and many more. The Drift was also chosen as the sole support act for the At the Gates event in Johannesburg.
“These guys are at the forefront of the growing South African heavy music scene and are poised to spread their groove laden metal throughout the World!” – Trevor Phipps (Unearth)