SaD Metallica Tribute 610

Ronnie Battizocco

From a young age, Ronnie followed in his father’s footsteps as a drummer, always attending his rehearsals in the hope of becoming a drummer himself. He grew up listening to rock classics such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. At the age of 13 he bought his own drum kit and learnt the song “For Whom The Bell Tools”. Metal became his trademark music, and he went on to record several albums, which he promoted during his European tours.

In 2003, he fulfilled his childhood dream of seeing Metallica live for the first time during their St. Anger tour. The adrenaline and energy they gave him was unique.

In the years that followed, he studied to become a professional musician, graduating from the Accademia Musica Moderna in Milan in 2010, and immediately started his own rock school, the RMA Rock Music Academy, with the mission that: “Music is everyone’s heritage, there is no age, there is no genre, there is only the desire to play”.  Today, RMA is the local place to make live music, launch new bands, play unpublished pieces and study with European schools.

In 2018, he joined the SaD family, getting the chance to enjoy his Metallica passion and share his energy and desire to do something distinctive with the band.


Equipment used on stage:


Pearl Master Custom Maple Sunrise fade finish:

  • 2x bass drums 22×12
  • Toms: 10×8 12×9 14×14 16×14
  • Snare 14 x 6,5
  • Hardware Pearl


  • Hi hat 14” AAX Sabian
  • Crash 14” AAX Sabian
  • Crash 17” AAX Sabian
  • Crash 19” AAX Sabian
  • Ride 20” HHX Evolution Sabian
  • China 19” AAX Sabian


  • Pearl P-3000D Demon direct drive

Drum Heads

  • Evans Black Chrome
  • Evans Emad2

Drum sticks

  • Drum Art 5A signature


  • Shure PSD 200 (In Ear Transmitter)
  • Shure SE 535 (In Ear Monitors)

Today SaD members are:

Mattia Montin

Vocal & Rhythm Guitar

Matteo Bertoldi

Bass Guitar

Eddie Thespot

Lead Guitar