Band

Come meet the band…

The present band have been playing together since late 2015 when George and Lee decided the time was right to take Cloven Hoof to a new level. They had played together in Germany when Aska ageed to do a few Cloven Hoof songs after some ex band members decided to leave the band. The chemistry was electric and Danny was so amazing behind the kit that Lee had to ask him to join Hoof one day too. Commitments delayed the union for a time but everyone knew the day would dawn when they would make an album together.

The new album was recorded in Dallas and in the UK and the mission statement was to make THE best Cloven Hoof album of all time… and that is exactly what the band have done. A no holds barred tour de force that will shake the metal world to its foundations – you have been warned! 

Chris Coss and new guitarist Luke Hatton was recommended to the band by the highly respected Simon Lees ex Budgie and ace guitar teacher. Cloven Hoof will begin to tour Europe and America throughout 2017 extensively and the best is yet to come!


george  George Call / Lead Vocals

George is a singer with a 5-octave range and has joined Cloven Hoof from from Dallas based ASKA / OMEN.

Lee wanted George to front Hoof ever since they played Keep It True festival together in Germany. His voice is one of the finest in metal and his front man performances live are truly awesome.

When Mr Payne first formed the band he had a voice like George’s in his head so now at last the perfect vocalist has been found. This is what Cloven Hoof should have sounded like all along so you can bet they are going to make the most of it!


lee  Lee Payne / Bass Guitar

Endorsement: Spector Bass

GEAR…

Live on Stage: Spector Bass exclusively Rex 5 string, USA Legend. Hi-Watt Amps – Roland GP5 Digital Bass Pedals – Triton Module. 

Lee is the only original founding member of the band. Until Joe joined the band he was the sole song writer and creator of all the music.

 Many bands have covered his songs and he considers it a great honour. His main influences come from a staple diet of science fiction and horror novels combined with Greek, Roman and Norse mythology.

 Nightmares also play a part in his song writing, he puts many of them into music form. Mr Payne only lives for one thing… the continued success of Cloven Hoof and playing heavy rock music.


  Mark Bristow / Drums

Endorsement: Coming Soon

GEAR…

Live on Stage: 2 -Bass Drums 2 – Ride Toms. 2 Floor Toms. 1 – Snare w snare stand. 3 – Crash Cymbals w 3 boom stands. 1 China type Cymbal w boom stand.

Mark has worked with Lee in the recording studio for a number of years now so he was the logical choice to be a Cloven Hoof drummer. He made his live debut for the band in Spain playing at the Galia Metal Festival and he took to it like a duck to water. His precision style fits the band to a tee and the complex time signatures and multi time changes in the Cloven Hoof back catalogue are something he truly excels at. In the studio Mark plays like a metronome so he is one of that rare breed of drummers who can really master a click track to perfection.


chris  Chris Coss – Guitar

Endorsement: Coming Soon 

GEAR…

Live on Stage: ESP Truckster, Jackson Scott Ian Soloist T-1000 in Silver. Washburn FV 20 V, ESP LTD RC600 in Purple. Line 6 Spider Valve Amp. FX Pedal – Boss GT 8

 Chris is a perfectionist blessed with an upbeat ‘can do’ attitude. He is the type of person who never makes mistakes even at rehearsals because he practices relentlessly. Intelligent and articulate Chris is very calm and level headed. Mr Coss is a keep fit fanatic and enjoys rock climbing, wind surfing and mountain biking. Chris is like a machine with the accuracy of his rhythm guitar and he plays mean lead on occasions too. Above all Mr Coss is the cool surfer dude of the band with a strong sense of style and inner calm.


  Ash Baker / Lead Guitar

Endorsement: Coming Soon

 GEAR…

Live on Stage:  Gibson SG Standard, Hi-Watt Amps, Rotosound Strings, Dunlop Jazz III plectrums.

Ash made his Cloven Hoof debut on the bands triumphant 2nd North American tour earlier this year. It was a baptism of fire and his live performances were high energy all the way. Ash showed he is the consummate showman and every night he burned up the stage working the audience up to fever pitch. Not only is his lead guitar technique impeccable but Mr Baker knows the importance of precision rhythm work so essential in playing first division heavy metal. He is dedicated to a fault and is a team player in every sense of the word. On the new album Age of Steel Ash really excels so get ready for a new guitar hero about to be unleashed on the metal world.


danny  Danny White / Drums

Endorsement: Coming Soon

GEAR…

Live on Stage: 2 -Bass Drums 2 – Ride Toms. 2 Floor Toms. 1 – Snare w snare stand. 3 – Crash Cymbals w 3 boom stands. 1 China type Cymbal w boom stand. Danny will be the Cloven Hoof drummer for all North American dates.

Danny joined the line up from a band called ASKA, and is also the backbone to a band known as PHANTOM-X. His solid beats, inventive tom fills and bombastic double kick drum work, drive the band and their musical fury.