Michael Dodaro first started playing the drums at the age of 15. He began to listen to heavy metal music after he first heard his dad put on the song Disposable Heroes by Metallica. He later grew a true passion for Metal music! He joined the school of rock thinking that he could maybe learn more about the drums to become even more disciplined to the instrument. He began studying musicians such as Mike Portnoy and his extremely difficult song “The Dance of Eternity”. Two years later, Mike joined the school of rock houseband. He tried out with that song and also included “Panic Attack” by Dream Theater and got in. After he was in house band, he wanted to try doing something of his own. He now is currently the drummer of Haxon! “Häxon is the first serious band I've been in,” Mike says. Mike was later influenced by Mike Portnoy (dream theater), Pete Webber (Havok), Richard Christy (mainly from death), Gene Hoglan (another drummer from Death), Nick Menza (Megadeth) and Lars Ulrich of Metallica.
Mike’s gear consists of a black 5 piece tama imperialstar. He also uses a 3 piece octobon that he sometimes uses for fills. His double bass is crucial to his drumming skill.