"Music speaks what cannot be expressed
Soothes the mind and gives it rest
Heals the heart and makes it whole
Flows from Heaven to the soul."
Throughout the years, he has been privileged to share the stage with many extraordinary musicians. Some of his most memorable bands include No Clue, Cedar Chest, Haven, DV8, Holy Diver, Beast Over Boston, One Wild Night and Savage Sting. Today, Joe remains actively involved in the music scenes and is the drummer for Holy Diver.
A special thanks to Jason Bittner of Shadows Fall, Casey Grillo (formerly of Kamelot) and Matt Thompson of King Diamond for all their support.
"Drums fuse a flow of emotions that bring me to higher frequencies. A true healing ingredient.
Music deeply connects me to the spirit world. Every rhythm has a vibration capable of creating actions using melody. The cure for Saul’s affliction came through harmony. David’s playing drove out the evil spirit when he gained access to the peace of God." - Joe Cetrone
Joe started playing drums at the age of nine under the instructions of teacher and close friend, Brian Horta. He grew up listening to a variety of music genres. Deeply influenced by musicians such as Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Vinnie Appice, Terry Bozzio, Steve Smith, Dave Weckl, Carter Beauford, Mike Mangini, Scott Rockenfield, Mikki Dee and Buddy Rich.
Joe joined his first original project in 1991 with the band No Clue and inherited the nickname "Rim Shot." Their music received airplay on the radio shows Soundcheck and The Metal Zone. Their debut single "Illustrious Youth" made its way to the International Billboard list in 1994.