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|Birth name||Nicholas Howard Barker|
|Born||25 April 1973|
|Genres||Death metal, thrash metal, black metal, grindcore|
|Associated acts||Anaal Nathrakh, Ancient, Atrocity, Benediction, Brujeria, Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Leaves' Eyes, Liquid Graveyard, Lock Up, Old Man's Child, Nightrage, Testament, Gorgoroth, United Forces|
Barker joined Cradle of Filth as their original drummer, playing on the first four albums. After leaving in 1999, he joined Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir. After being removed from the line-up, Barker went on to play with Brujeria, Old Man's Child, Lock Up, Gaahl and King ov Hell, Ancient, Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes. In 2007 he recorded with Winter's Thrall, on their EP In:Through:Out.
On Dimmu Borgir's 2002 World Misanthropy video, Barker mentioned the following names as influences on his playing style: Neil Peart (Rush), Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Death, Strapping Young Lad), Clive Burr, Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), and Pete Sandoval (Morbid Angel).
In 2011, Barker joined Los Angeles death metal band Sadistic Intent, replacing longtime drummer Emilio Marquèz.
As of 2012[update] Barker was drumming in United Forces, featuring two former members of Stormtroopers of Death, vocalist Billy Milano and bassist Dan Lilker, and guitarist Anton Reisenegger. Barker also joined Voices, featuring former members of Akercocke, as live drummer for their recent tour of the United Kingdom with Winterfylleth.