Caio D’Angelo – Claustrofobia  (photo: Tuco Media)

Founded in 1999, the biggest and best cymbal brand in Brazil and Latin America, Orion Cymbals, has just arrived in the US market and the cymbals are being officially distributed by Swamp Loco LLC, serving musicians of the most varied styles, from beginners to professionals and great artists.

The brand will have as its main artist the band Claustrofobia together with drummer Caio D’Angelo representing the brand and performing Shows, Workshows and Drum Clinics. Claustrofobia has already partnered with Orion Cymbals for 15 years and was the best choice to represent the brand in the entire American territory.

In addition to the Claustrofobia, the brand counts on endorsers Ruston Grosse (Master, Amesa Spentas)  Mike Fury (M.O.D, Indisgust, Die Young, Will to Live, True Intentions),  Spenser Syphers (Jungle Rot),  Mauricio Silva (Mynas),  Marcus D`Angelo (T.W.R), Vidaut Campos (Maldita), Yuri Alexander (Daga),  Glenn Cwikla (Pariah Was One),  Patrick Webster (Exist More Media),  Jeff Krajnak (Dire Revielle) and  Lower Harper (IDSFA)

Orion Cymbals was created to be the means through which its employees develop their skills, knowledge and talents, expand them, and also absorb the new. Above all, it was created to be a place for the exercise of business, personal and artistic creativity, so that the company generates wealth for its employees, society, and the nation.

Young, visionary, without fear of breaking paradigms, Orion Cymbals is a company led by a bold, conscientious and responsible administration. It has great potential in Human Resources. Among its values, transparency of administrative management information and business ethics are imperative.

The brand’s aggrandizement will be effectively possible because we have the best resources that exist in this world: The brilliant creative mind of the drummers, and his unequaled art in knowing how to seek results. Always with a lot of grit.

For more about Orion Cymbals, check it out:

I’ve always liked big, sturdy cymbals, so on my set, the Rage10 series is indispensable, it has good dynamics and the further down I go, the more explosive it sounds! The REV10 series is used for the smoothest and most detailed parts! And the X10 finished perfectly with the Crash 19”, the China 21′ and the Mega Ride 22” with its mega dome!!!” – Caio D’Angelo (Claustrofobia)

“The series that I like the most and matches our sound is the X10, I feel comfortable with the timbre both in the more dynamic parts and in the explosive parts, in addition to the Ride Mega Bell 22′ which is perfect for aggressive and heavy sounds. I intersperse the X10 series with Crash Rev10 to differentiate the tones and close my kit with the China 18` Rage10 explosive” – Marcus D’Angelo (T.W.R – Third World Rise)

“My setup is a mix of B10 and B20 cymbals, utilizing 5 different series that Orion has to offer. My main crashes are Solo 20 and Celebrity Vinte which give me an aggressive explosion on impact but have a beautiful soft and musical decay with a less aggressive overtone on the end. My hi-hat and ride are from the x10 series which create the metal aggressiveness I’m looking for, next the rage 10 china it makes it easy for me to play and not worry about my cymbals cutting through the mix or reaching the people in the back of a venue. Last but not least I use the solo pro 10 splash dead center on my rack for an aggressive contrast to my crashes” – Mauricio Silva (Mynas)

“From Metal to Jazz and everything in between, Orion Cymbals has something for everyone. Amazing sound… Amazing quality… Amazing price! Orion Cymbals help me to glide above the waves of an endless sea of similarity. My MS Series set gives me the balanced, nicely integrated, responsive, and unique voice I’m looking for when I play Jazz, Fusion, and Pop. My Metal set is a combination of X10, Rage10, and Rev10 Series cymbals that when brought together create a sonic barrage that has to be heard to believe! Orion Cymbals… The voice of originality !!!” – Ruston Grosse (Master, Amesa Spentas)

“I currently play the following series – X10, RAGE10, & Rev10. X10 – I just love how they’re viciously loud. The sustain and the brightness are just perfect. RAGE10 – The attack is perfect and brutal and that’s how it should be. Rev10 – 16″ crash is the only one I have from this series but if you’re looking for a fast sound but still want it loud and sustain – this is your cymbal. Overall, the whole setup sounds killer!” – Mike Fury (M.O.D, Indisgust, Will To Live ,True Intentions, Die Young)

About Swamp Loco LLC
 Swamp Loco is a company founded by the American native William Johnson who since 1989 has a vast experience in the American Metal and Rock n Roll scene. The company officially started its activities in 2018 with the aim of managing bands and musicians from all over the world, performing shows, tours, workshops, merchandise, events and all kinds of services necessary for bands and musicians in general. After some highly successful tours and events, Swamp Loco felt the need to set up his own music studio, thus facilitating productions and giving more support to the artists. Together with the studio, a workshop was also set up for the construction and repair of musical equipment, thus completing all the necessary structure for the best progress of the projects.

Due to many contacts with foreign companies and brands, the opportunity to import drum cymbals from a consolidated brand in Brazil called Orion Cymbals occurred, thus making one of its artists Caio D`Angelo, drummer of the successful heavy metal band Claustrofobia from Brazil a brand ambassador in the USA, Caio has been endorsed by Orion Cymbals in Brazil for the past 15 years, we are extremely positive that this partnership will  opening many possibilities and starting a new era of the company that now besides Booking Agency, Studio and manufacturer of musical instruments, Swamp Loco is an importer, distributor, store and artist relations.

After the foundation of the company in 2018, things happened extremely fast, with relevant growth and making it possible to put into practice many promising projects that add a lot to the American and world music scene. With full strength and relying on the experience of all its artists and partners, Swamp Loco promises to enhance art and artists with quality, professionalism, and dedication.


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