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Pete Sandoval

Pete Sandoval

Real/full name:
Pedro Rigoberto Sandoval
59 (born May 21st, 1964)
Place of birth:
El Salvador (Santa Ana)


Pete "Commando" Sandoval is widely regarded as "the father of the blast beat", and one of the fastest drummers in the death metal scene.

Sandoval was forced to take time out from Morbid Angel from 2010 through 2011 after undergoing back surgery. He also could not participate in the recordings of "Illud Divinum Insanus", making it the first official full-length in the band's career not to ...


Pete's first band was M.D.S. (means "Merciless Death Squad") which he formed in mid 1985 along with his high school friend Tony "Cabbage" Navarro. According to Pete, the band's music could be described as "a mixture of Hellhammer meets Repulsion but faster". They made several rehearsal recordings which most likely were never released.

According to David Vincent, the band once played a prank on ...

I Am Morbid

Drums (2022-present)


As Pete "Commando" Sandoval:
Drums (1987-1989, 2005-2023, 2023-present)

1987 Nightmares (Demo) Drums
1987 Demo '87 (Demo) Drums
1988 Split Demo 87'/88 (Split) Drums
1989 World Downfall Drums
2006 Darker Days Ahead Drums, Piano (track 12), Songwriting
2012 Hordes of Zombies Drums
2018 Caustic Attack Drums
2019 Live in Miami (Live album) Drums
2019 Live Commando Commanding Europe 2019 (Live album) Drums

Epileptic Regression

Drums (1986)


Drums (1985-1986)

Morbid Angel

Drums (1988-2013)

1989 Altars of Madness Drums
1991 Blessed Are the Sick Drums
1993 Covenant Drums (as "Pete "Commando" Sandoval")
1994 Laibach Remixes (EP) Drums
1995 Domination Drums
1996 Entangled in Chaos (Live album) Drums
1998 Formulas Fatal to the Flesh Songwriting (tracks 12, 13), Drums, Percussion (as "Pete "Commando" Sandoval")
2000 Gateways to Annihilation Drums
2003 Heretic Songwriting (tracks 6, 11-13), Keyboards, Piano, Drums
2015 Juvenilia (Live album) Drums
2016 The Best of Morbid Angel (Compilation) Drums
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Drums (1991)

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