Born in:

Former/other bands/projects:

  • Sea of Silence (Dusseldorf, Germany) – until 1999
  • Midwinter (Dusseldorf, Germany) – until 2003
  • Exchased (Dusseldorf, Germany) – until 2008


  • Tama Starclassic drum kit
  • Meinl cymbals
  • Remo Pinstripe drum heads
  • Pearl DemonDrive pedals
  • Rohema 2b sticks


aka Martin Blum is one of the founders of “Drown in Embers”.

Martin’s first seat behind a band’s drum kit was in the band “Sea of Silence” in 1996. After the band split up, he joined Pete’s band “Exchased” in 1999 where he had to shift from Death Metal to technical Prog Metal.

When “Exchased” decided to split up after the tragical death of guitarist Burkhard Zeller, it was unclear at first, if there would ever be a reunion with some of the former band members of “Exchased”. Also because Pete moved to New York shortly after the split.

A few years later, after Pete returned to Dusseldorf, Pete, Martin and Reini came together to see if their musical ideas still matched enough to form a new band.

A few meetings later “Drown in Embers” was founded.

Being a craftsman Martin is also responsible for every shit that needs to be built for “Drown in Embers”, be it in the rehearsal room or somewhere else.