Seven Antonopoulos

Chris Antonopoulos[1] (born on 25 May 1974 in Dallas, Texas[2]) is Greek-American rock drummer, most notable for his tenure in Opiate for the Masses.[3]

Seven Antonopoulos
Birth nameChris Antonopoulos
Born (1974-05-25) May 25, 1974 (age 45)
Gothic metal
Post grunge
Alternative metal
Instrumentsdrums & percussion
LabelsNapalm Records
Nuclear Blast
Century Media
American VooDoo
SBK Records
Associated actsOpiate for the Masses
Lone Star Trio
Hellafied Funk Crew
Channel Zero
Vanilla Ice
Leaves' Eyes


Antonopoulos joined Phoenix/Los Angeles hard rock band Opiate for the Masses as a drummer in 2004.[4] Before this time, he was a drummer for Vanilla Ice for three years.[5] In 2006, he toured with the Revolting Cocks.[6] On 21 August 2008, he played with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal's (Guns N' Roses) All Star Band at Rock Against Diabetes.[7] On 3 November 2008, he left Opiate for the Masses and joined German bands Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes.[8] He resigned from Atrocity on 27 March 2010.[9] Seven currently plays the live shows for the Belgian band Channel Zero.

Seven describes his approach to the drums as "the idea of putting on a show as well as having fun and playing.[10]


Drums - PDP and DW

  • 18x24 bass drum (2x)
  • 12x14 floor tom used between bass drums in place of rack tom
  • 16x18 floor tom
  • 18x20 bass drum on floor tom legs used as floor tom
  • 14x16 floor tom (on left side)
  • 7x14 DW cast steel snare
  • 6x12 DW Edge snare

Cymbals - Sabian (from left to right)

  • 20" APX Solid Crash
  • 20" AA Metal-X Chinese
  • 14" AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hats
  • 20" AA Metal-X Crash
  • 20" AAX Metal Crash
  • 24" (custom) HH Power Bell Ride
  • 20" AA Rock Crash
  • 20" HH Chinese
  • 20" Paragon Crash
  • 12" Chopper
  • 20" AA Rock Crash
  • 9" Alu Bell (mounted on top of 2nd AA rock crash)

Drumheads - Aquarian

  • Snare: Hi-Energy (Batter); Classic Clear Snare Side (Reso)
  • All Toms: Clear Performance II (Batter); Classic Clear Video Gloss Black (Reso)
  • Bass: Superkick II (Batter); Regulator Small Hole (Reso)

Drumsticks-Vic Firth

  • Vic Firth American Classic rock w/ wood tips

Member OfEdit


with Lone Star TrioEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • 21 Songs (1993)
  • Four Play (1995)

with Hellafied Funk CrewEdit

  • 1998 "Hellafied Funk Crew"

with V-IceEdit

Studio albumsEdit

with Opiate for the MassesEdit

Studio albumsEdit


with Leaves' EyesEdit


Live Session Member OfEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Antonopoulos became fast friends with Ministry’s Al Jourgensen and is married to Anna Kjellberg who also played in his former band Opiate for the Masses.[11]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2009-03-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Bio at
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-28. Retrieved 2008-07-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ "Opiate For The Masses' Seven Antonopoulos and Others Join Rock Against Diabetes". Metal Underground.
  8. ^ [4]
  9. ^ Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity announce new drummer: Roland Navratil replacing Chris "Seven" Antonopoulos Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Interview at
  11. ^ Interview