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Dave Mackintosh

Dave Mackintosh
Birth name David James Mackintosh
Genres Power metal, black metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, backing vocalist
Years active 1999–present
Labels Sanctuary, Noise, Roadrunner
Associated acts Dragonforce, Bal-Sagoth, Power Quest
Website .comdragonforce

Dave Mackintosh is a British drummer, best known as the former drummer for the power metal band DragonForce. Mackintosh also appeared on power metal band Power Quest's debut album, Wings of Forever and The Power Cosmic and Atlantis Ascendant albums, by the symphonic black metal band, Bal-Sagoth.

He is influenced by Neil Peart, Mercury Caronia, Mike Portnoy, Tommy Aldridge, Charlie Benante, Ingo Schwichtenberg, Nicko McBrain, Jonny Maudling and Vinnie Paul.

On June 3, 2014, it was announced that Dave had left DragonForce to "pursue his first love of progressive rock".[1]


  • Equipment 1
    • Drums 1.1
    • Cymbals 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3




Tama Starclassic Performer B/B

  • 22" x 18" Kick Drum (x2)
  • 14" x 5.5" Brass Snare
  • 8" x 8" Rack Tom
  • 10" x 8" Rack Tom
  • 12" x 10" Rack Tom
  • 16" x 16" Floor Tom
  • 18" x 16" Floor Tom
  • 13" x 11" Tom
  • 6" Octabans (low pitch set)


All Meinl

  • 18” Mb10 Medium Crash
  • 19" Soundcaster Powerful Crash
  • 18" Byzance Brilliant China
  • 14" Soundcaster Fusion Medium Hihat
  • 17" Soundcaster Custom Medium Crash
  • 10" Soundcaster Fusion Splash
  • 10" Mb10 Splash
  • 18" Soundcaster Fusion Medium Crash
  • 20" Mb20 Heavy Bell Ride
  • 18" Mb20 Rock China
  • 19" Mb10 Medium Crash
  • 19” MB20 Heavy Crash

He uses Evans drum heads and Vic Firth sticks & bags.


  1. ^ "DragonForce Parts Ways With Drummer DAVE MACKINTOSH, Announces Replacement".  
  2. ^

External links

  • Dragonforce official website
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