About Firststrike USA
Originally formed in California USA the now Arizona based Thrash Speed metal band FIRSTSTRIKE was co founded by Lead guitarist PAULY "TheRealrocknrolla" THOMAS and Thrash drummer legend SCOTT CUMMINGS in Santa Barbara CA in 1986. Other members NIMAR SILVA on second Lead Guitarist and lead vocalist RICK MYTHIASIN, former PANTERA (live only) singer who went on to form Heavy Metal band STEEL PROPHET. ... read more
Nimar Silva was born in New York City, as a child, raised by aunts in London, England. London shaped Nimar’s musical and performance outlook, setting him on the path to become a major player and pioneer in the metal scene of 80’s LA. Nimar met Paul and (now former drummer) Scott Cummings. FirstStrike®. Nimar Silva is constantly pushing his sound and approach to music, writing new pieces and regularly refreshing classic FirstStrike® sound.
I Started playing drums around 10 years old and always had the urge to pound/hit stuff, My Grandpa brought me my first drum kit. Listening to Bands Like Iron Maiden and Metallica on the radio kept me influenced. Metal is my favorite genre of music although I am open to many forms of music. I've only been in one band before First Strike and that band would be Gheara.
Pauly Therealrocknrolla Thomas
Pauly TheRealRockNRolla was born and raised in England, he was caught up in the new wave of British heavy metal and heavily supported bands like Iron Maiden, Saxon, and Motorhead After graduating from secondary school early at 16, Pauly moved to the United States with Stratocaster in hand headed to California where he got to work intent on developing his own style of music later to be called "Thrash Metal" and by 1986 Pauly was a founding member of the Santa Barbara California thrash & speed metal band "Firststrike©."