Jason Bittner

Drums, Percussion

Jason Bittner is best known as the drummer for American Heavy Metal band, Shadows Fall, as well as thrash metal legends Flotsam and Jetsam . He is also known to for being an occasional "fill-in" drummer for thrash metal pioneers, Anthrax.

One of the most popular and celebrated current drummers in metal, he has won numerous awards including Modern Drummer Reader's poll for #1 Up and Coming Drummer in 2004, and in 2005; #1Metal Drummer as well as #1 Best Recorded Performance for the Shadows Fall album The War Within. He won #1 Metal drummer again in MD in 2006, followed by #1 Metal in the DRUM! Reader's poll in 2007. He has also been nominated for 2 Grammy awards, and was voted one of the top 3 clinicians in 2010 by the reader's of DRUM! magazine.

He is recognized for his tight playing, extensive skill with double bass drumming, particularly his ability to play complex patterns at high speeds and his familiarity with numerous styles of drumming, including Latin, Afro-Cuban, and jazz.