Drummer Mirkko De Maio completed two MI Select sessions in 2009, and returned to his native Italy to launch an active career. In addition to working as a versatile session player in different genres, Mirkko is also a member of rock & progressive metal bands including Hangarvain, Mind Key, Exorcism and the Vivaldi Metal Project, which features top artists including legendary keyboardist Rick Wakeman. He also teaches clinics & private lessons while interviewing for top Italian magazine 鼓 Club.
Hangarvain recently released a new album, Freaks, and kicked off a European tour in 2016. Mirkko is also an official endorser of Sonor drums, Vic Firth drumsticks, Remo drumheads & Paiste cymbals. Mirrko said that