John Sankey (drummer)
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John Sankey Drummer
John Sankey
Background information
John Gerard Sankey
BornJuly 21, 1980 (age 38)
GenresTechnical death metal, nu metal, industrial metal, metalcore
Devolved, Fear Factory, Superheist, Divine Heresy, Devil You Know

John Gerard Sankey (born July 21, 1980) is an Australian heavy metal drummer, best known as the drummer for Devolved, and also his potting escapades with Swifty. He has also worked with numerous other 'alternative' bands including Gobby Girl, Divine Heresy, Superheist and Fear Factory.


In 2012, Sankey joined Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage, Blood Has Been Shed) and Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) in Devil You Know, now known as Light the Torch.[1][2] In June 2016 it was announced that Sankey was no longer part of the band, for reasons unspecified and was replaced by former Trivium drummer Nick Augusto.[3] In February 2017, Sankey joined Australian nu metal band Superheist as their new drummer.[4]

In December 2015, Sankey started a 'replacement' festival to the diminished Soundwave Festival, called Legion Music Fest, as the first crowdfunded festival in Australia, which was expected to be held in January 2017.[5][6] Unfortunately the event was later cancelled due to 'business considerations'.[7][8][9]

Personal life

Sankey lived in Los Angeles, California for several years before moving back to his home country, Australia. He currently resides on the Gold Coast, Queensland. He is the co-owner of the Meter Maid bar in Orchid St set to open just before the Commonwealth Games.[10]


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