Mike Terrana is an American drummer, principally in the hard rock genre.
His first professional work was in 1984 with the MCA band Hanover Fist, after which he recorded and toured with various bands, playing various styles of music in Western New York state.
Between 1987 and 1997, he was based in Los Angeles, working with bands like Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony Macalpine, Steve Lukather (Toto), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Beau Nasty.
In 1997 Terrana moved to Europe, first in Holland for six months and then Germany. He worked with Gamma Ray, Rage, Axel Rudi Pell, Masterplan, Hardline.
He is a recording and touring member of Tarja Turunen and Axel Rudi Pell.
Mike also has developed his own solo CD called Sinfonica, drumming along with 11 famous classical pieces. This project has lead Terrana to touring along with Tarja Turunen and a live classical orchestra in a production called Beauty & the Beat.
"Mark Drum has managed to create a very beautiful Electronic drum kit that comes very close to simulating the sound and feel of acoustic drums," says Mike. "There are also a multitude of various sound samples from which to choose and many interesting modifications can be made to each instrument pad. The Mark Drum YES Brain is very logical, reliable and easy to use. It also offers a high level of control over various sound parameters. This is truly a remarkable instrument for live performance, recording and practice!"