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Old 09-11-2007, 07:52 PM
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hey bro....Had a great hang at PPC....will you still be in London after the 24rrth?

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Old 09-11-2007, 08:09 PM
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EDIT: A few videos are online now at meinlcymbals.com !

Hi there. I´ve been at the Meinl Drum Festival too and had a blast. Drove almost 11 hours to see Chris Adler and Derek Roddy, of course. ;-) Awesome performance and a really nice, friendly guy.
Bernhard was given the first Meinl Achievment Award for his duty on drummerworld.com. Again, congrats Bernhard !

So, here are some pics ...






Can´t wait to see some video footage.

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Old 09-17-2007, 09:36 AM
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Derek your kit is so amazing it makes me cry looking at it haha.

I just bought the Sonor Force 2007 Fusion model kit, with Sabian B8 cymbal pack. Its pretty nice :)

What are your thoughts on that kit?
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:32 AM
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Derek's in next month's Modern Drummer. HELLZ YEA!!!! can't wait!!!
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:42 PM
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Wow, thatīs great. Have to import it though but I guess Itīll be worth it. Is he on the cover of that issue ?!
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:22 PM
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I had never heard Derek play until today. I now have a new respect for metal drumming.This guy is playing at speeds I didn't think were humanly possible. I'm going to practice a few of his exercises. Phew!
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:54 PM
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I would recommend checking out his book, the Evolution of Blast Beats, mentioned earlier in the thread. So many good exercises in there. I like his philosophy about training the weaker side harder.. it's been helping me a lot.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:42 PM
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Wow, thatīs great. Have to import it though but I guess Itīll be worth it. Is he on the cover of that issue ?!
no he's not but i assume that there will be at least an article. hopefully an interview :)
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Old 10-07-2007, 01:00 AM
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Hey Derek, any chance of a spoiler for your set at drummer live? : )
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:26 AM
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Got Dereks book yesterday in the mail. Really looked forward to this and Iīm way more surprised as I thought I would be.

I love Jason Bittners book, but if I have to make a decision, Iīd definately pick Dereks.

The CD rules, every lesson in the book is well, short played on the cd.
The 3 play-along tracks are killer, now I know what he played at meinl ! ^^

Itīs too bad that the most music stores over here in germany are not able to order it, to my luck I found it on ebay.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:03 PM
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Thank YOU D. !

*cough* Could you do something to activate my account ? *cough*
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:32 PM
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Thank YOU D. !

*cough* Could you do something to activate my account ? *cough*
I'll check into it for ya.
Mike ( the webmaster) has to enter them all by hand now (because of spammers)
I'm getting so many members now that he's having a hard time keeping up with it.
I'll let you know or it could just be a few more days.
Sorry about that.
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:43 PM
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Not a problem, of course I can wait a few days. If Mikeīs a drummer it would suck to loose the fingers because of typing with 800 beats per button ! ;-P
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Old 10-13-2007, 04:50 PM
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Not a problem, of course I can wait a few days. If Mikeīs a drummer it would suck to loose the fingers because of typing with 800 beats per button ! ;-P
I think it's Dereks way of training him up lol.
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:33 PM
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LOL. Yes, heīs sending the spam all by himself ! ^^
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:22 PM
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Hey everyone, go check out Dereks new videos ! KILLER !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCz7WAi20Lw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gALP1ilydUw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN8O5QK6YXU
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:26 PM
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Derek Roddy + Metal= some of the best drumming ever.
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:34 PM
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Indeed !
Canīt wait for the Serpents Rise Release ! Hopefully coming soon...
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:53 AM
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Does Derek Roddy use triggers? Or does he EQ his tracks alot?

They're pretty crisp because they pick up every stroke he takes.

And he takes ALOT of strokes.
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:34 PM
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I don't know if this has been covered already but does Derek blast with 1 foot or two feet? The reason I'm asking is because I saw a few videos of george kollias doing a clinic and he said in a few of those videos that he think blasting with two feet is cheating. I can't help but think that this guy has a bit of an ego. Like he's racing with other drummers? Last time I checked, music was not a race. If someone blasts with 2 feet, it's easier to do than a single foot blast. Because of triggers, the result is the same. I just think that the single foot blast is a way of saying "I'm better than you". at least thats how george kollias makes it seem.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:14 PM
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Haha drummers in the death/black/brutal metal genres were losers in high school so this is their form of competition, since they probably sucked at sports. Except hellhammer. He played like everything in high school.
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:04 AM
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Hah, I hope you aren't serious, but I don't think you are
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:33 AM
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Haha no i'm not serious. It takes power to do these blasts and fills.
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:09 AM
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Does Derek Roddy use triggers? Or does he EQ his tracks alot?

They're pretty crisp because they pick up every stroke he takes.

And he takes ALOT of strokes.
When Derek was in Hate Eternal and Nile he used triggers. now he doesnt

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I don't know if this has been covered already but does Derek blast with 1 foot or two feet? The reason I'm asking is because I saw a few videos of george kollias doing a clinic and he said in a few of those videos that he think blasting with two feet is cheating. I can't help but think that this guy has a bit of an ego. Like he's racing with other drummers? Last time I checked, music was not a race. If someone blasts with 2 feet, it's easier to do than a single foot blast. Because of triggers, the result is the same. I just think that the single foot blast is a way of saying "I'm better than you". at least thats how george kollias makes it seem.
Derek blasts with 1 foot. he always has. and George is far from egotystical. he's a really nice guy. he just thinks blasting with 2 feet is "cheating" because you're not pushing yourself with your feet. He thinks you should always push yourself to get better. You do that with 1 footing. 2 footing you're just going half the speed with each foot so there's no progress made with your feet there.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:38 PM
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When Derek was in Hate Eternal and Nile he used triggers. now he doesnt



Derek blasts with 1 foot. he always has. and George is far from egotystical. he's a really nice guy. he just thinks blasting with 2 feet is "cheating" because you're not pushing yourself with your feet. He thinks you should always push yourself to get better. You do that with 1 footing. 2 footing you're just going half the speed with each foot so there's no progress made with your feet there.
I totally agree with pushing yourself to get better, but is that really getting better? You are doing a different technique to acheive the same result musically, which really, musicality is more important to me than an alternative technique that takes up practice time, that acheives the same thing musically as something that takes less effort.. I mean, shouldn't we be making things easier for ourselves and easier on our body so that we can be more creative? I mean in reality, there isn't much in the death metal genre you can do to be creative. There is only one death metal band that I've heard that blew every other death metal drummer I've heard, out of the water. I suggest you take a look at Yattering, they disbanded i think, but that drummer was awesome. His name is Zabek. I should post a song or a music video they had for one of their songs.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:46 PM
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I found the music video. I'll upload one of their songs. Probably one of the most awesome metal songs i've ever heard. I'll upload it soon.

Here's the video.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=6pWDmh...eature=related
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:06 PM
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Here's my favourite metal/death metal song ever (so far...):

http://download.yousendit.com/49016A636D70083D

I don't really like any of their earlier albums. The album entitled Genocide is their best, and my favourite. It's definately worth checking out. The title of the song is Temptation of a crime.
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:08 AM
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I totally agree with pushing yourself to get better, but is that really getting better? You are doing a different technique to acheive the same result musically, which really, musicality is more important to me than an alternative technique that takes up practice time, that acheives the same thing musically as something that takes less effort.. I mean, shouldn't we be making things easier for ourselves and easier on our body so that we can be more creative?

yes. it's making you have more speed, power, endurance, and precision by blasting with one foot. then what you need to do is alternate feet. blast with your right foot for awhile, then switch off to your left.

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I mean in reality, there isn't much in the death metal genre you can do to be creative.
NOT TRUE. two words: Romain Goulon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Zwrs_nDJY
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:34 AM
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yes. it's making you have more speed, power, endurance, and precision by blasting with one foot. then what you need to do is alternate feet. blast with your right foot for awhile, then switch off to your left.



NOT TRUE. two words: Romain Goulon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Zwrs_nDJY
It's not that I don't agree that it can have benefits, but saying using two feet is cheating is a crappy thing to say. But it goes both ways, using two foot blast can help to conserve energy and playing smarter in my opinion. I guess it doesn't even really matter, depends on how you look at it. I just don't agree with how George Kollias said it was cheating and not fair. If someone wants to blast a certain way, thats their perogative and not up to someone else to determine if it is right, wrong, cheating, or not fair. Since the drums are triggered, and can acheive the same results musically, it really doesn't matter.

Romain Goulon was blast blast blast with some variations. If you check out the stuff I posted , it will really blow your mind.

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Old 12-30-2007, 12:53 PM
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I found the music video. I'll upload one of their songs. Probably one of the most awesome metal songs i've ever heard. I'll upload it soon.

Here's the video.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=6pWDmh...eature=related
Great band, awesome vid, shame they released that dodgy techno album before they disbanded cause I loved all there other albums. You ever listened to wormed or negativa? Check them out for some awesome and weird drumming.
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:09 PM
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If you check out the stuff I posted , it will really blow your mind.
eh. that's not really my kind of stuff. but i will give it to you that is different thinking for drum tracks.
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:50 AM
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NOT TRUE. two words: Romain Goulon
Derek Roddy anyone?

Blasting with two feet does give the same result musically but I see where George is coming from in honesty. I get angry with myself if I two foot.

And also, I think George has every right to have a small brag to himself! heheh
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:56 AM
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Not that I'm the fastest drummer (Can't really hold double bass over 200 or blast over 200) but I find that blasting with 2 feet is more difficult than blasting with one foot.... more coordination.

Just out of curiosity does anyone know Inferno of Behemoth's speed? In "Slaves Shall Serve he plays 280, I'm wondering how high he locks in, he's a very quick drummer.


Derek, are you enjoying your endorsement with Meinl? Are they as nice to work with as Sabian?
How's the work with Today is the Day coming? I really liked the Meinl Drum Festival clip.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:40 PM
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Well, watch some of the Meinl Drum Festival clips with Derek, there you can see how many feets heīs using.

Away from that, I donīt give a damn if Iīm a cheater when Iīm blasting with both of my feets, itīs about having fun and about having a good feel while playing. IMO, thatīs what counts !
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:16 PM
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Derek, are you enjoying your endorsement with Meinl? Are they as nice to work with as Sabian?
How's the work with Today is the Day coming? I really liked the Meinl Drum Festival clip.
yea, how's Meinl doing!

I watched one of your YouTube videos the other night... about training muscle memory and playing fast (200bpm or more)... the exercises you have to do in a loop for 10 minutes each... Great stuff, I really enjoyed and can use it.... and I don't even play much Metal!
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:00 PM
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Derek, are you enjoying your endorsement with Meinl? Are they as nice to work with as Sabian?
How's the work with Today is the Day coming? I really liked the Meinl Drum Festival clip.
I love the Meinl Company. They have it together man. Great people too!
They actually get things done..... as opposed to talking about getting stuff done! And, that's great from an artist prospective.

I have fulfilled my obligation to TITD and have no plans to do another recording.
My full attention is now with my band Serpents Rise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OneQ-gLf2Ik
We are writing now and plan to record and release for free download in the late spring time.
I'll keep ya posted.

Hey Tripp, yea...keep on that exercise. It did wonders for me as well.

Thanks everyone for the continued support.
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My full attention is now with my band Serpents Rise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OneQ-gLf2Ik
We are writing now and plan to record and release for free download in the late spring time.
I'll keep ya posted.
FREE?! Man, that song was awesome, you can't just give stuff like that away. I love the slower bit at 1:40. The song has really tasteful drumming throughout. Well done man!
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I have fulfilled my obligation to TITD and have no plans to do another recording.
I've noticed that Steve Austin almost never keeps a drummer for a long period of time, is he unpleasant to work with or does he just like to mix it up?
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Your speed is impressive Mr. Roddy. I have not seen many YouTube clips, so I wonder what kinda stuff, if any, do you play that has any redeeming value. I mean, blast beats are okay, but, can you groove like Benny Greb or Dave Weckl? I mean no offense, I just don't think of the art of playing the drum set as much of an EXTREME sport as some others.
I guess, times are changing.
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Your speed is impressive Mr. Roddy. I have not seen many YouTube clips, so I wonder what kinda stuff, if any, do you play that has any redeeming value. I mean, blast beats are okay, but, can you groove like Benny Greb or Dave Weckl? I mean no offense, I just don't think of the art of playing the drum set as much of an EXTREME sport as some others.
I guess, times are changing.
He's been doing a lot of work in other fields is word on the street, though I'm not sure, its just written down in some random places. Roddy isn't just fast, he's a very good drummer. Research him a bit, even if he was all blast beats he has some very creative blasts (check out the multi pedal blasting video)
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