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Nicholas Barker


1992-1999 Cradle Of Filth - drums (as Nicholas Barker)  
1998-2020 Lock Up - drums  
1999-2004 Dimmu Borgir - drums (as Nicholas Barker)  
2002-2005 Brujeria - drums (as Hongo Jr.)  
2007 Testament - drums  
2008 Atrocity - drums  
2008 Leaves' Eyes - drums  
2009- Ancient - drums (as Nick Barker)  
2010- Twilight Of The Gods - drums  
2011 Sadistic Intent - drums  
2014- Liquid Graveyard - drums  
2015- Amon - drums  
2015-2019 Obskkvlt - drums (as Nick Barker)  
2016- Brujeria - drums (as Hongo Jr.)  
2022- Shining - drums  

Studio musician

2003 Old Man's Child - drums (as Nicholas Barker)  
2007 Winter's Thrall - drums  

Live musician

1993 Cerebral Fix - drums  
1993 Cancer - drums (as Nicholas Barker)  
1998-1999 Borknagar - drums  
2004 Nightrage - drums (as Nicholas Barker)  
2004 Anaal Nathrakh - drums  
2005-2011 Benediction - drums  
2006-2007 Testament - drums  
2007-2008 Gorgoroth - drums  
2009 Exodus - drums  
2009 Anathema - drums  
2010 Criminal - drums  
2012-2014 Brujeria - drums (as Hongo Jr.)  
2014-2015 Possessed - drums  
2015 Voices - drums  
2016- Nuclear Assault - drums  

Guest musician

2007 Divine Heresy - drums  
2014 Winter's Thrall - drums  
2016-2017 Witchery - additional vocals  
2019 Biff Byford - drums (as Nick Barker)  

Personal information

Also known as: Nick Barker, Hongo Jr.
Born on: 25.04.1973


Nicholas Howard Barker is an extreme metal drummer (from Hillsborough, Sheffield; now lives in Northwich, England). After several years of collaboration with British metal band Cradle Of Filth, he joined Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir. After being removed from the lineup, Barker went on to play with Brujeria, Old Man's Child and Lock Up.

As announced on January 15, 2008, Barker is also officially the new drummer for long-standing death metal band Atrocity, and Leaves' Eyes, which consists of the Atrocity lineup in addition to Norway's Liv Kristine. Barker also plays drums on the latest album by UK death metallers Benediction, 'Killing Music'.

Barker's technique incorporates fast double-bass drumming, extremely accurate blastbeats, odd-time-signatured multi-tom fills and precise, dynamic accuracy.

His influences include Neil Peart (Rush), Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Death, Strapping Young Lad), Ringo Starr (The Beatles), Clive Burr and Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), and Pete Sandoval (Morbid Angel).