Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Die Crawling Studio: 2013 promo reel

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. If you need top notch drums, head over to www.dirkverbeuren.com and click the "Book Session Work" button! Cheers!



Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Drumtalk: Dirk Verbeuren's warm up routines

Drumtalk is a brand new series of online drum lessons and tips! The first couple of episodes are online now, with Nile's own George Kollias kicking off the festivities. Episode number two- which you can watch below- features yours truly explaining some essential pre-show warm up routines.

Props to Philipp Koch for putting this awesome project together! Stay tuned for more lessons from your favorite metal drummers. Also, don't forget to check out the new Soilwork double album The Living Infinite and come see us on tour!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

2012 drum clinic performance of DTP's "Juular"

Here's a video from my 2012 drum clinic tour in Germany, organized by Meinl Cymbals and Tama Drums. This one is for the song "Juular" by Devin Townsend Project, off 2011's Deconstruction album. A mighty fine double kick workout indeed- as Devin once told me, the part in "Juular" where the drummer gets to breathe is during the blastbeats! (Huge thanks to Philipp Koch for putting this one together).

I'll post some Soilwork studio footage soon. In the meantime, make sure to get your copy of our new double album The Living Infinite and come see us on tour!



Friday, February 22, 2013

Drum solo - Soilwork 2010

Hey folks!

This page has been calm for way too long, I know. But I'm finally back with a new video! Well, sort of new: below is a drum solo recorded during Soilwork's Panic Over North America tour back in the summer of 2010. There's not many solos of mine out there, for the simple reason that I haven't played many. And not only that,- this is an overhead shot, which I thought you might like!

Many people have asked about the second part of my Mastering Double Kick Drumming video series. I do apologize for the long wait. My schedule has been ridiculously busy, but I promise it'll be up here in a few months from now! Meanwhile, keep drumming as if your life depends on it! Cheers!

PS: Make sure to get the new Soilwork double album The Living Infinite, coming out this March. All of you drum fanatics will have plennnnty of sexy beats to enjoy on that one!


Monday, August 6, 2012

Mastering double kick drumming, part 1

What's up fellow blasters and shredders?! Buried somewhere deep within my hectic schedule, I finally found some scraps of free time. In the resulting new instructional video series, I'll be focusing on double kick drumming.

Many of you have emailed me asking "How can I get faster feet?" or "How can I build my stamina when playing double kick?" In this and the following videos, I'm going to share what I've learned over the years in the hopes of answering some of those questions and maybe even making you happier drummers.

First up: a basic single stroke exercise which should get you started regardless of your level. I'm demonstrating a gradual increase in speed, but remember to begin at a tempo that's realistic for you. And don't forget the keys to success: Practice, Patience and Perseverance!


 


Feel free to email your requests and questions to info[at]dirkverbeuren[dot]com.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Die Crawling Studio: first anniversary

Hey everybody! This new video and press release just went out... Enjoy!

Studio drummer Dirk Verbeuren's Die Crawling Studio is celebrating its one year anniversary! Equipped with a personalized electronic kit and stellar Toontrack software and sounds, Die Crawling has been Verbeuren's lair of choice when laying down drum tracks for bands such as Naglfar, Bent Sea, Powermad, SCD, Anatomy of I and Colosso, as well as his smash hit MIDI pack series for Toontrack, the Library of the Extreme.

Check out the Die Crawling 2011- 2012 promotional reel:
 





Always at the forefront of metal drumming, Verbeuren took part in October’s infamous first edition of Sick Drummer Camp, instructing and performing alongside high profile drummers such as Gene Hoglan, Sean Reinert, Derek Roddy, George Kollias, Gus Rios and Danny Walker. In 2012, with two highly acclaimed Tama/Meinl clinic tours in Europe and China already under his belt, Verbeuren will lay down drum tracks for Soilwork’s upcoming album The Living Infinite as well as his side project, Bent Sea featuring Shane Embury and Sven De Caluw√© among many other unannounced recordings. In the meantime he's booking a follow-up clinic tour in Asia and is looking forward to touring the United States to reach his American fans.

Die Crawling Studios has opened up Verbeuren's availability to record with numerous talent packages and he's always seeking to participate in the next exciting project. Says Verbeuren, "It's always a blast for me in the studio. I feel at home behind the kit and get a ton of inspiration from all the new music being created around the globe. One thing I never want to stop doing is working with other musicians. Die Crawling Studios is one of my ways of contributing to the world of music. I love it!"
 
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Monday, April 9, 2012

French drum clinics 2012: video diary

This February, I toured Europe to present the awesome Tama SLP snare drums and Silverstar series, as well as the excellent Meinl Classics Custom Extreme Metal cymbals. Here's a little video diary of the French leg of the tour!




Live excerpts: "Let This River Flow" and "Stabbing The Drama" by Soilwork, "Asphyxiate" by Scarve, "Surrender" by Jeff Loomis and "Juular" by Devin Townsend Project. Soundtrack: "Night Comes Clean" by Soilwork.

Soilwork © Nuclear Blast Records
Scarve © Listenable Records
Jeff Loomis © Century Media
Devin Townsend © Inside Out Music