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Navene Koperweis of Entheos: “Neural Damage" Drum Playthrough

The October issue of Modern Drummer magazine, which features, among many other stories, an interview with ex–Animals as Leaders drummer Navene Koperweis about his new band, Entheos, won’t be on sale for a couple weeks. But this playthrough video of…

Modern Drummer
Aug 10, 2016

On The Beat with Anup Sastry of Monuments

Hi MD, my name is Anup Sastry and I play drums in a band called Monuments. Below is a video of me recording my band’s song “Quasimodo” for the Creative Live Boot Camp with engineer/producer Eyal Levi. We spent a…

Modern Drummer
Mar 28, 2016

Drummer Blog: The Color Morale’s Steve Carey Visits Tracks From the Band’s Latest Record

“Outer Demons” is a very upbeat, alive and electric song for me to play on drums. It was one of the first songs we wrote for Hold On Pain Ends and the whole purpose of it was to make kids…

Modern Drummer
Apr 24, 2015

Drummer Blog: Happy Fangs’ Jess Gowrie Shares Play-Through Video of Unreleased Track

I joined Happy Fangs almost a year ago, and in that time we have toured the East Coast, had a North-by-North East (NXNE) showcase, and played CMJ. We also recorded the band’s first full-length record, titled Capricorn, which will be…

Modern Drummer
Dec 23, 2014

Drummer Blog: Crucified Barbara’s Nicki Wicked on Finding Her Rhythm, Past Shows, and Future Plans

Hello from Sweden! My name is Nicki and I play drums in the band Crucified Barbara. We’re a four-piece hard rock band from Stockholm, and we formed the band in 1998. We found each other through music and directly became…

Modern Drummer
Dec 16, 2014

Isaac Teel of Tauk (With Video)

Hi everyone! Growing up as a drummer, there were certain magazines you looked to for what was new and hot in terms of musicians, gear, and notoriety. Modern Drummer has always been that staple for being informative on the know-how…

Modern Drummer
May 16, 2014

Phoenix Arn-Horn of Courage My Love

Hello, MD readers! The song I’m playing in this video is one of my favorites on our EP. I remember the day I came in to lay down drums for the record, and I was so pumped when we finally…

Modern Drummer
Apr 14, 2014

Chad Kowal of Farewell, My Love (w/ VIDEO)

Hello, MD readers! When the opportunity came about to film a drum play-through for Modern Drummer, I was thrilled and knew exactly which song I wanted to use for it. With “The Queen Of Hearts” being the last song on…

Modern Drummer
Apr 3, 2014