Valentin Jankai

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Equipment

TAMA Starclassic Maple
Piano Black

  • 10"×7" Rack tom
  • 12"×8" Rack tom
  • 14"×14" Floor tom
  • 16"×16" Floor tom
  • 22"×16" Bass Drum

Snaredrums:

  • 14"×6" Starphonic Aluminium

Cymbals:

  • 14" Meinl Byzance Traditional Medium Hihat
  • 14" Meinl Classics Custom Dual Hihat
  • 18" Meinl Classics Custom Dual China
  • 18" Meinl Classics Custom Dark China
  • 18" Meinl Classics Custom Dual Crash
  • 19" Meinl Byzance Traditional Polyphonic Crash
  • 21" Meinl Byzance Traditional Medium Crash
  • 20" Meinl Byzance Traditional Medium Ride
  • 12" Meinl Pure Alloy Trash China stacked with 14" Meinl Classics Custom Dark Trash Crash
  • 10" Meinl Classics Custom Dual Splash
  • 10" Meinl Pure Alloy Custom Splash

Bass drum pedals: Tama Iron Cobra HP600DTW

Drum heads: Remo CS Coated on snare top, Hazy on bottom. Evans G2 on tom tops, Remo PS3 on bass drum pedal side.

About me

I am Valentin Jankai, a professional progressive metal drummer from Hungary and a member of the bands Leander Kills, Blind Myself, and Triász. Below are some of my career milestones:

  • Joined Blind Myself in 2008 at the age of 17.
  • Received the Hungarian Metal Awards: Best Concert Band award with Blind Myself in 2009.
  • Received the Hungarian Metal Awards: Best Concert Band award with Blind Myself in 2010.
  • Nominated for the Hungarian Grammy Awards (Fonogram) for Best Rock Album in 2010 with Blind Myself.
  • Nominated for the Hungarian Grammy Awards (Fonogram) for Best Rock Album in 2014 with Blind Myself.
  • Founded the new band Leander Kills.
  • Nominated for the Hungarian Grammy Awards (Fonogram) for Best Rock Album in 2016 with Blind Myself.
  • Reached the finals in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Hungarian Selection Show.
  • The Leander Kills album “Élet a halál előtt” achieved Platinum status.
  • Nominated for the Hungarian Grammy Awards (Fonogram) for Best Rock Album in 2017 with Leander Kills.
  • Endorsed by Meinl Cymbals and Angel Drums in 2018.
  • Won the Hungarian Grammy Awards (Fonogram) for Best Rock Album in 2020 with Leander Kills.
  • The Leander Kills album “Luxusnyomor” achieved Double Platinum status.
  • Most albums by Leander Kills debuted in 1st place on Spotify and Deezer – Association of Hungarian Publishers (MAHASZ).
  • The Leander Kills album “IV” achieved Platinum status.
  • Endorsed by Tama in 2022.