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Mark Zonder

Mark Zonder

Real/full name:
Mark S. Zonder
65 (born Apr 16th, 1958)
Place of birth:
United States (San Jose, California)


Drummer and engineer now living in Los Angeles, California.

He got his first drum lessons at an age of 7, but he didn't practice that much, though he played with the school band. At the age of 12 he got a job at the music store in San Jose, CA where he met other (older) musicians with whom he could jam. He start playing in some cover bands and he met Bill Tsamis. He joined Bill's band Warlord ...


Contact: [email protected]

Owner of AJ & Syd's Bump City (formerly Bill's Place) rehearsal and recording studios in Los Angeles, California.

Played session drums on the Ken Baumgartner "Bomber" EP from 1990 (which also featured Joe DiBiase, Rocky George, and John Bush).

He also did session drumming for Kevin Moore's band, Chroma Key.




Drums (2013-present)

2015 Decadence (Single) Drums
2016 One Day Closer to Death (Single) Drums
2016 Gallows (Single) Drums
2016 Cognitive Dissonance (Single) Drums
2016 Dark Pleasures (Single) Drums
2016 Fall of Tyranny Drums
2018 Thanatos (Single) Drums
2020 Beyond the Eyes of Deception Drums

Hours at Hand


2016 Hours at Hand (EP) Drums


Drums, Percussion

2007 Slavior Drums, Percussion

Spirits of Fire

Drums (2018-present)

2019 Spirits of Fire Drums
2022 Embrace the Unknown Drums



2019 Veritas (EP) Drums
2020 Threads of Fatality Drums
2023 Silent Script Drums


Drums (1980-1986, 2001-2002, 2011-2021, 2023-present)

1981 Demo II (Demo) Drums
1981 Demo I (Demo) Drums
1983 Deliver Us (EP) Drums (as "Thunder Child")
1984 Lost and Lonely Days / Aliens (Single) Drums (as "Thunderchild")
1984 And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun... Drums (as "Thunder Child")
1986 Thy Kingdom Come (Compilation) Drums
1989 Best of Warlord (Compilation) Drums
1997 And the Cannons of Destruction Have Began... (Video) Drums (as "Thunder Child")
2002 Rising Out of the Ashes Drums (as "Mark S Zonder")
2003 Book I (Video) Drums (as "Thunder Child")
2013 Vol. 1 (Single) Drums
2013 The Holy Empire Percussion, Drums (as "Mark S. Zonder")
2014 The Ten Commandments (Warlord Through the Years) (Compilation) Drums
2015 Live at Keep It True XVI (Single) Drums
2015 Live in Athens 2013 (Live album) Drums
2015 The Hunt for Damien Drums
2016 Deliver Us (Compilation) Drums (as "Thunder Child")
2024 Free Spirit Soar Drums
(show all)



2012 X-Factor Drums


Drums (2003-?)

2004 Red Light (Single) Drums
2004 Beyond the Gates Drums


Drums (2011-?)

2015 The Binding Sequence Drums

Fates Warning

Drums (1988-2005)

1988 Perfect Symmetry Demos (Demo) Drums (tracks 1-3)
1989 Perfect Symmetry Pre-Production Demos (Demo) Drums
1989 Perfect Symmetry Drums
1989 Selections from Perfect Symmetry (EP) Drums
1990 Nothing Left to Say (EP) Drums (track 1)
1991 Parallels Drums
1994 Pale Fire (Single) Drums
1994 Inside Out Drums
1997 A Pleasant Shade of Gray Vocals (additional), Drums
1997 A Pleasant Shade of Gray: Part II (Single) Drums, Vocals (additional)
1998 A Pleasant Shade of Gray Live I-XII (Live album) Drums
1998 A Pleasant Shade of Gray - Live (Video) Drums
1998 Still Life (Live album) Drums
2000 Live at the Dynamo (Video) Drums
2000 Disconnected Drums
2003 The View from Here (Video) Drums
2004 FWX Drums
(show all)

Graham Bonnet Band

Drums (2015-2017, 2021)

2016 The Book Drums
2017 Live...Here Comes the Night (Live album) Drums

In Progress


Jim Matheos


1999 Away with Words Drums

Order & Chaos


1993 Order & Chaos (Demo) Drums

Speaking to Stones


2012 Elements Drums


Drums (2010-?)



2003 Under-Radio Drums
2004 Bad Heir Ways Drums

Fates Warning

Drums (2010)




2004 Beyond the Gates Engineering

Graham Bonnet Band

2016 The Book Engineering

Shadow Gallery

2005 Room V Engineering


2007 Slavior Engineering (additional) (as "MZ")


1983 Deliver Us (EP) Producer
1984 Lost and Lonely Days / Aliens (Single) Producer, Mixing (as "Thunder Child")
1984 And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun... Producer (as "Thunder Child")
1989 Best of Warlord (Compilation) Producer
2013 The Holy Empire Producer (as "Mark S Zonder")
2014 The Ten Commandments (Warlord Through the Years) (Compilation) Liner notes
2016 And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun... (Compilation) Producer
2016 Deliver Us (Compilation) Producer

While Heaven Wept

2014 Suspended at Aphelion Recording (drums)


2019 When a Dark Age Comes, Hold the Light Inside (Single) Recording (drums)
2019 To Disappear and to Be Nothing Recording (drums)
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