|Born on: 25.08.1983
David Kinkade (born August 25, 1983) in New Jersey in 1983. At the age of three, he started picking up drums after his Grandfather gave him his first drum kit.
He is known for his extreme hand and double bass speeds and technique. Davids technique is not limited to metal. He is experienced in jazz, fusion, prog, swing, rock, and many others genres of music.
His influences bands such as- Pink Floyd, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Sepultura, Metallica, Immortal, Emperor and Devin Townsend Project. Drumming influences include- Gavin Harrison, Horacio "el Negro" Hernandez, Nick Barker, Mike Mangini, Hellhammer, Nick Mason, Carmine Appice, Vinnie Appice, Dave Lombardo, Nicko McBrain, Peter Criss, Eric Singer, Eric Carr, Neil Peart, Lars Ulrich and Pete Sandoval.
In August of 2011, he was announced as the new drummer of Soulfly.
In October of 2011, he parted ways with Borknagar.
Aside from his drumming career, Kinkade is known for his interest in animal welfare. In 2007, he started a foundation called the "Metal 4 Pets Foundation", which stands against animal abuse. The Metal 4 Pets Foundation's goal is to unite the metal world to fight animal abuse.
David also has a teaching background which includes eight years of private instructions. In the summer of 2008, David worked with 13 students ranging from ages 7-13 at an middle school program aimed at teaching children with autism the beginning fundamentals of drums and percussion.
He currently lives in Chicago.