Member:
1992-1993 Monolith (UK) - drums  
1992-1999 Cradle Of Filth - drums (as Nicholas Barker)  
1998- Lock Up - drums  
1999-2004 Dimmu Borgir - drums (as Nicholas Barker)  
2002-2005 Brujeria - drums  
2005-2007 Benediction - drums  
2007 Testament - drums  
2008 Atrocity - drums  
2008 Leaves' Eyes - drums  
2010- Twilight Of The Gods - drums  
2011- Sadistic Intent - drums  
2014- Ancient - drums  
2014- Liquid Graveyard - drums  
Studio musician:
2002 Old Man's Child - drums (as Nicholas Barker)  
2007 Winter's Thrall - drums  
Live musician:
1993 Cerebral Fix - drums  
2004 Anaal Nathrakh - drums  
2006-2007 Testament - drums  
2007 Gorgoroth - drums  
2008 Gorgoroth - drums  
2009- Ancient - drums  
2009 Exodus - drums  
2010 Criminal - drums  
2012- Brujeria - drums  


Personal information

Born on: 25.04.1973

Nicholas Howard Barker is an extreme metal drummer (from Hillsborough, Sheffield; now lives in Northwich, England). After several years of collaboration with British metal band Cradle Of Filth, he joined Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir. After being removed from the lineup, Barker went on to play with Brujeria, Old Man's Child and Lock Up.

As announced on January 15, 2008, Barker is also officially the new drummer for long-standing death metal band Atrocity, and Leaves' Eyes, which consists of the Atrocity lineup in addition to Norway's Liv Kristine. Barker also plays drums on the latest album by UK death metallers Benediction, 'Killing Music'.

Barker's technique incorporates fast double-bass drumming, extremely accurate blastbeats, odd-time-signatured multi-tom fills and precise, dynamic accuracy.

His influences include Neil Peart (Rush), Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Death, Strapping Young Lad), Ringo Starr (The Beatles), Clive Burr and Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), and Pete Sandoval (Morbid Angel).