David “The Cardinal” Cardona. Born in Colombia, David moved to the UK in 2012 to pursue a career as a drummer. As an attempt to stand out amongst other musicians in the London scene, David took his cheap portable camera and started recording himself playing drums. After years of grinding and putting the hard work on his social media Channels, Speciﬁcally Instagram, The doors started to open & eventually he caught the attention of the biggest drum/ audio Tech companies in the World such as Pearl, Sabian, Vic Firth, Remo, Audio Technica & Ultimate Ears. The Cardinal has been a part of most of the social media/ marketing campaigns done by Sabian, Pearl & Audio Technica all across the UK & Europe in 2020/2021. Playing in different metal core bands since his arrival in London, The Cardinal ﬁnally found the perfect ﬁt with THECITYISOURS. THECITYISOURS are a 5-piece metal band from the capital who have quickly garnered attention and growing support from peers, industry and fans alike, with their high-octane live show and the success of their debut album, ‘LOW’ (2019) which smashed into the top 5 iTunes metal charts with several singles appearing in editorial playlists with the likes of Amazon, Deezer and Spotify (Including 2 covers on New Core and Metal UK) supporting the band. 2019 was a very busy year for the TCIO, with appearances at a slew of UK festivals including Camden Rocks, Macmillan Fest, Burn It Down, Holloween, a ﬂy in appearance at High Fives Festival in Sweden, a headline set in the Doghouse Tent at the revered Download Festival to a 4000+ audience of festival-goers in June, and a sold-out album release show at Boston Music Rooms in London in August. Following the departure of long-standing vocalist Sam Stolliday in early 2020, the band unexpectedly found themselves in unknown territory. Now 18 months on they are back with brand new music, a signing to respected German alternative/metal label Arising Empire, and the introduction of new vocalist Oli Duncanson, ready to welcome a brand new era of City with the release of the ﬁrst three singles from their sophomore album 'COMA', out on 22nd October, all surpassing 100k Youtube views and gaining Spotify, Deezer and Amazon editorial playlisting, with 'Violent', reaching # in iTunes Metal Chart, the title track 'COMA', featured on Triple J radio with several outings on Alex Baker's Fresh Blood radio how, and alongside latest single 'Death of Me', receiving regular playlisting on Kerrang! Radio's 'K Nights' show.
"All other drum head companies are a copy. Remo is the original and there is no other company that can emulate the sound that Remo gives you. Best Drum head company in the world. The original. Period." -David Cardona