|Robert Kovačič- drums
This is my story and
I hope will motivate at least one person to become
I was born on 14.02.1977 in Murska
Sobota (North-East Slovenia). Music has been my companion
since I was a little kid. My mom has played an accordian
and has listened to the music the whole time.
I was always attracted to large variety of instruments, but I liked percussion
and piano the most. In elementary school I hadn`t been playing any instruments,
but I had a lot of hobbies; roller skateing, gymnastics, dancing, aquaristics...
I had a very happy childhood.
In 5th and 6th grade I listened
to 50's, 60's and 70's music but it hadn't stayed
that way. This was
just a stepping
stone for developing my true taste of music in 7th grade.
I started to listen to
bands like: METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN, MEGADETH, ... and later
on followed thrash metal bands like SLAYER, TESTAMENT,
FORBIDDEN,.... I came across death metal in 1992/93 and
have stayed loyal
the bands : DEATH, MORBID ANGEL, DEICIDE, OBITUARY, MONSTROSITY,
CANNIBAL CORPSE, SUFFOCATION... Nowdays I still listen
to all kinds of metal bands and I seek inspiration in them.
Besides metal I can also relate to classics (Carl Orff,
Holst, Mozart, Vivaldi, Tchaucovsky, Rimski-Korsakov...)
and folk / spiritual music from India and other folk
music from all over the wolrd.
discovering and relating to all this music, I wanted to
become a musician although I didn`t know which instrument
I started to play drums, then I changed my mind and tried
with guitar... but not for long. I quit shortly after,
because I discovered I belong to the drum set. Guitar playing
is still my hobby.
With Martin Pečar, a friend-guitarist, we
put together a band but unfortunately I didn't own
a real drum set.
So I had to improvise:
- bass drum: paint bucket with blanket in it and covered
with another one ( I wasn't playing with my foot but I
used my hand)
- snare drum: I collected nails and screws, I put them
into metal box and lay it into another paint bucket and
then I attached little metal box under the top of the bucket.
- toms: 3 paint buckets filled with different amounts of
water; bucket with a lot of water sounded low...
I got my first, my real drum set in April
'94, and the band stayed the same SCAFFOLD biography.
I still play in that band although it has changed form
these years. Besides the band I am like a father to SCAFFOLD
considering I have been there from its creation. I also
gave a piece of me to a band, now known as Dusk Delight
and played with a girl band Noxious Beauty (industrial
metal) for a short while and we will see how things go
on about that. I also played in brutal death metal band
called Necrosed (besides Scaffold my favourite where I
was able fully expressed myself) and had a project
dedicated to Death and Chuck Schuldiner
called NoFear. I
with Lupus and Noctiferia.
I felt the time has come to a point where
I can pass my drumming knowlege on to other people, so
I started with
tutoring drum lessons. If you might be intrested, check
my official site www.robertkovacic.com
Music has changed my life and despite
strenuous moments it is one of the fuels that keeps me