Ivan de Prume is a heavy metal drummer whose music became famous in the groove metal band White Zombie.
Born in Brooklyn, New York City, de Prume comes from a rich history of artists. Ivan's sister, Cathryn is a successful actress and they have collaborated on two short films together. But it is his lineage from his great-great-grandfather that is perhaps the most influential. Canadian violinist and composer Frantz Jehin-Prume was one of Canada's most famous musicians and the fact that there is music in the blood, resonates in Ivan. He started playing drums when he was twelve and was playing in a band with Sean Yseult (bassist, White Zombie) called Life when he was sixteen. That band broke up but a few months later Sean came calling for her new project she had going with Rob Cummings and Ena Kostabi. It was White Zombie. Ivan recorded and toured with the band for seven years. After signing a deal with Geffen records and moving the whole band out to Los Angeles, the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1 was released.
Ivan left the band in 1992. He attended Musician's Institute and completed their Drums and Percussion program. He also built his first professional recording studio in Los Angeles, Burningsound and began recording, producing and engineering projects. His studio was home to recording sessions from, among others, L7 and Paul Raven and Tommy Victor of Prong.
He also made a cameo appearance on the Jack Off Jill album "Covetous Creature" along with former Marilyn Manson guitarist Scott Putesky.
In 2003, de Prume formed a new band, Healer, along with Scott von Heldt (Kurai/Theater of Madness). The band's debut album, Awakening features violinist Martin St-Pierre (Cirque du Soleil), and vocalist Kate St-Pierre (Los Angeles Opera). The album was recorded and engineered at Burningsound Studios and Ivan also produced the record.
In 2006, Ivan was asked to play drums on the soundtrack for Sony's Ghost Rider by Christopher Young.
In 2007, Ivan and his family relocated to the Pacific Northwest. Burningsound Studios officially re-opened for business in January, 2009.
In March, 2009 Ivan began hosting a weekly, metal radio show on Saturday nights called Metalopolis in Portland, Oregon for 101.1 KUFO.
In 2010, Ivan completed a remix for "Never Say Never" by KMFDM on 13th Planet Records. The album features remixes by guest artists like Tommy Victor and other notable artists as well.