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MD Podcast Episode 233: Dry Vs. Washy Rides, Sepultura’s Eloy Casagrande, Meinl Stacks, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss heavy metal drummer Eloy Casagrande of legendary Brazilian band Sepultura. The education segment focuses on the differences between dry and washy ride cymbals. Up for review are the Meinl Super Stack and Crasher…

Modern Drummer
Mar 6, 2020

Meinl Cymbals Partners with Bandhappy as an Official Sponsor of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour

Meinl Cymbals has announced that it is partnering with Bandhappy as an official sponsor of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour. Founded by the drummer of prog-metal band Periphery, Matt Halpern, Bandhappy is an online resource that connects teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind…

Modern Drummer
May 16, 2014

Jeff Fabb with James Durbin

Hi, my name is Jeff Fabb and I was born and raised in the small town of Mattituck, Long Island, New York, and started shredding away at the age of eleven. A year or so after high school I decided…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2012

Bob Pantella of Riotgod, Monster Magnet, and Atomic Bitchwax

Hello, brothers and sisters. It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog for MD Online. Last time, I was playing in four different bands and ran a recording studio. Well, I’m glad to say the same is still true.…

Modern Drummer
Jan 9, 2012

Nick Crescenzo of the Dear Hunter

It’s been a while since my last blog for Modern Drummer, and a lot has happened with the music of the Dear Hunter since then. I’ve also upgraded my drumset and cymbals. Since my last update, the Dear Hunter has…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2011

Scott Batiste of Saviours

Hi, MD readers! My name is Scott Batiste. I play drums for Saviours, a heavy metal band from Oakland, California. I’ve been reading Modern Drummer since 1988. After all these years following the magazine, it’s a true honor to be…

Modern Drummer
Sep 12, 2011

Meinl New Byzance Cymbals, Bongo Cajon

Trash crashes are completely handmade in Meinl’s Turkish facility using B20 bronze, and they feature different-size cutouts, which give the cymbals a unique look as well as a wide and trashy white-noise-like effect. The sandblasted surface, which is applied in…

Modern Drummer
Aug 4, 2011

Ryan “Legs??? Leger of Every Time I Die

Hey Modern Drummer, Ryan “Legs” Leger here from Buffalo, New York, hardcore band Every Time I Die. I was born and raised in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, but currently reside and spend my off time doing session/studio work in Toronto. Rather…

Modern Drummer
Nov 26, 2010

Derek Roddy: Blast Beat Master

Many metal drummers are known for having wicked double bass technique and lightning-fast hands. A quick scan of Derek Roddy’s videos on YouTube reveals a drummer whose technical mastery and creativity transcend metal stereotypes. Roddy makes ridiculously complex patterns look…

Modern Drummer
Aug 6, 2010

Bigger Lights's Ryan Seaman

My name is Ryan Seaman, and I am the drummer for the band the Bigger Lights. I started playing drums at the age of eight, when my father introduced me to the Beatles. I knew immediately after hearing them that…

Modern Drummer
Apr 7, 2010