Elias Andra

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Musical artist

Elias "Bones" Andra (born October 15, 1973), is an American musician who is mostly known as the drummer of bands Kobra and the Lotus,[1][2] Julien-K, Dead by Sunrise[3] and Heaven Below.[4]


Elias Andra grew up in Alamo, TX by the Rio Grande Valley and later moved to San Antonio, TX where Psycho Plague became moderately successful, opening for bands such as Evanescence, Orgy and Linkin Park.[5] Elias moved to Hollywood in 2003. He later became of a member of Julien-K which includes the guitarists from Orgy and Dead By Sunrise, the side project of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. He also currently revived his band Psycho Plague which showcases Elias's many talents as an all around musician.

He is also currently playing with the bands "Heaven Below" and "Vera Mesmer".

Elias has also started acting and has a small part as a drummer in Riz Story's independent film "Places on the Run".

Besides being a full-time musician, Elias is also a child abuse advocate and is a spokesperson for the non-profit organization Children Without A Voice USA dedicated to raising awareness and the prevention of crimes against children.[6]

On April 20, 2012, during a Love and Death concert played at an event by The Whosoevers, Elias Andra announced that he had converted to Christianity in November 2011 and that he had left his band.[7]


Elias Andra plays on Mapex Drums[8] and Sabian[9] cymbals and uses Vic Firth[10] drum sticks.

Current kit

  • Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals, and Vic Firth:
  • Drums
    • 10" Tom
    • 10" Tom
    • 13" Tom
    • 16" Tom
    • 24" Bass Drum
    • 14" Snare
    • 14" Side-Snare
  • Cymbals
    • 14" Sabian Prototype Hi-Hat
    • 14" V-Hats
    • 10" HHX Evolution Splash
    • 17" V-Crash
    • 18" V-Crash
    • 14" AA Medium Hats
    • 14" AAX Stage Hats
    • 15" AAX X-treme Chinese
    • 19" V-Crash
  • Sticks
    • Vic Firth 3AW drum sticks


  1. "Bones Elias | SABIAN Cymbals". http://www.sabian.com/en/m/artist/bones-elias. Retrieved 2015-12-02. 
  2. "Kobra and the Lotus – High Priestess – PlanetMosh". http://planetmosh.com/kobra-and-the-lotus-high-priestess/. Retrieved 2015-12-02. 
  3. "Bennington on Dead By Sunrise: 'I Feel Like I've Created A Band With A New Sound'". Blabbermouth.net. August 29, 2009. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=126109. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  4. "Heaven Below To Release 'Falling From Zero' This Month". Blabbermouth.net. March 5, 2012. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=170711. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  5. "How Psycho Plague almost had it all | andra, plague, band – Entertainment". TheMonitor.com. February 19, 2009. http://www.themonitor.com/entertainment/andra-23412-plague-band.html. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  6. "Children Without a Voice USA". Children Without a Voice USA. http://www.childrenwithoutavoiceusa.org/. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  7. "Whosoever Conference Session Day 1 (at 218:49 on video)". The Whosoevers. http://www.thesundaynightgig.com/jwplayer/media.php?event=1526&section=archive&stream=13. Retrieved 2012-04-20. 
  8. "Mapex Drums". Usa.mapexdrums.com. February 17, 2009. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110930154409/http://usa.mapexdrums.com/artists/bio.asp?ID=62. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  9. "SABIAN Cymbals – Elias Bones Andra". Sabian.com. February 17, 2009. http://www.sabian.com/EN/artists/Elias_Bones_Andra.cfm. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  10. "Template:Citation error". Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120322021758/http://www.vicfirth.com/artists/profile/profile.php?id=1768. Retrieved May 5, 2011. 

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