Tim Mullen (drummer)

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Tim Mullen
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Background information
Birth nameTimothy Mullen
BornMarch 10, 1975
Omaha, Nebraska
Genres Punk rock, Heavy metal
Years active1987–present
Labels SN-Punx, Sliver, Prosthetic Records, Revelation Records
Associated acts Sledgeback, Himsa
Website Sledgeback, Himsa.org

Tim Mullen is an American rock drummer. He was the member of the well known metal band- Himsa [1] from 2000 to 2003. Mullen joined the Seattle punk rock band, Sledgeback in the year 2009. [2]


Musical career

Tim Mullen was a member of Seattle heavy metal outfit, Himsa. He accomplished several US and European tours as member of the band, supporting acts like Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold, AFI and Hatebreed. Tim Mullen departed Himsa in 2004 and has not played in a notable project until February 2009, when he joined Sledgeback.


Tim Mullen uses Gretsch Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Tama Hardware, Remo Heads, and Promark Sticks.


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  2. "Sledgeback". Skrutt. March 2009.