09 Dec 2013 - 2013'S LAST BLAST

Another intense year is coming to a close, which means it's time for a new Die Crawling Studio promo reel! Check out my latest recordings, and remember: I'm always looking for new exciting projects to work on. It's really easy to get in touch if you're looking for top notch drums- just use the Book Session Work button over there! <<<



It's a fact: Toontrack makes the very best drum software and samples. I'm proud to be featured in two of their newest releases. Metal Beats was conceived it as a companion piece to my own Library Of The Extreme series.With over 1,000 modern metal beats and fills, it's sure to add that sexy groove to your hymns of death! I also tracked tons of custom MIDI for Metal! EZX which contains 9 brand new drumkits by Daniel Bergstrand, Jason Suecof and Mark Lewis. Indispensable indeed!


Coming out this month is a recording I'm particularly stoked about: my grindcore band Bent Sea's split release with Usurpress. Besides yours truly, Bent Sea features Shane Embury of Napalm Death and Sven de Caluwe of Aborted. Believe it or not folks, this new recording was made almost entirely using Toontrack software! You can stream the whole shebang below- and don't forget to get the CD from Selfmadegod Records!






Also just released: Malevolence's Antithetical, another record I'm super happy about. This band hails from Portugal and they've delivered an outstanding piece of work, mixed and mastered by Triptykon's own V. Santura. You can now listen to this futuristic metal monster courtesy of Decibel Magazine!


I wanna round this up with a shout out to all the folks at Meinl Cymbals for putting together an event truly like no other: the one and only Meinl Drum Festival! Performance videos from this year's edition are currently being posted on their Facebook page a.k.a. tons of awe-inspiring drumming for your enjoyment... You might even catch the drum duet Peter Wildoer and I played that day! Cheers!






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26 Oct 2013 - DRUM LESSONS EUROPE

Dear Drum Maniacs, once again, here's your ticket toan exclusive drum lesson during Soilwork's current European Infinity tour! There will be one lesson per day (two persons maximum) on a first come, first serve basis. Hurry and SIGN UP NOW! Details on the flyer below.

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08 Oct 2013 - MEINL DRUM FEST 2013

Hey drum maniacs! It's been a crazy busy year so far, and you know I love being busy. So here's the good news: worldwide tours with Soilwork (currently in China), brand new Bent Sea material and plenty of session work haven't stopped me from joining the impressive line-up of this year's MEINL DRUM FESTIVAL!
MDF 2013 takes place on November 2nd in the metaller-than-thou city of Gothenburg, Sweden and will bring you a slew of kick ass drummers including Benny Greb, Rodney Holmes, Per Lindvall and Morten Lund. Needless to say, I'm more than a little honored to be on this year's bill! And you know why you REALLY don't wanna miss it? Because my good friend Peter Wildoer (of Darkane/James LaBrie fame) and I will present an exclusive performance together! So get your tickets now before they're all gone!

In other news, the
Usurpress/Bent Sea split is at the pressing plant. I just know you're gonna drool all over these eight grind explosions featuring Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury, and to make things even better, the Usurpress material absolutely slays! While you're waiting for this gem to see the light of day, go download our free split with the gargantuan deathmongers in Torture Division already, will ya?
Cheers!





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18 Mar 2013 - DRUM LESSONS USA/CANADA

Fellow Fanatics of the Beat, I've got some exciting news for you:starting in a few days, I'll be hosting exclusive drum lessons during Soilwork's current North American Infinity tour! There will be one lesson per day (two persons maximum) on a first come, first serve basis only. So don't waste any time and SIGN UP NOW for an in-person drum lesson & chat with yours truly! Details on the flyer below.

                              


Speaking of
Soilwork, here's a big shout out to all of you who bought our new album The Livjng Infinite! We reached #1 on the iTunes metal chart, #10 in Finland, #17 in Germany and #60 in the US Billboard- thank you all for making that happen! You rock!!!

For those of you who haven't gotten your copy yet: it's not too late, folks!

Purchase The Living Infinite here!
I frequently post updates, drum videos etc. on my Facebook page- check it out!





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