Inside The December 2012 Issue
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28 Matt Cameron
The Soundgarden drummer rarely plays it straight and his rhythms are as ornery as ever on the band’s first new album in 15 years.
42 Blake Richardson
The future of tech-death is in good hands (and feet) with Between The Buried And Me’s athletic pounder.
83 How To Play Brushes
Essential moves you’ll need to master this misunderstood tool from the brush guru himself.
89 Oguer “OG” Ocon
Triangulating between folkloric beats, African roots, and Southern Cali reggae-rock is the Slightly Stoopid percussionist’s cross to bear. He wouldn’t have it any other way.
94 Product Test
New gear from Cajongo, Tycoon, Remo, and Meinl
Glen Caruba shakes, rattles, and rolls out some new rhythms. Taku Hirano lays down the conga “ABC”s, Michael Jackson–style. Richie Gajate Garcia teaches the tumbao.
101 Inside In-Ear Monitors
The soundman hasn’t got a clue? Customize your buds to exacting specs and save your ears in the process.
105 Dialed In
The latest gadgetry from Porter & Davies, Aquarian, and Mark Drum.
106 Aquarian Nu-Brite Drumheads
111 Drum Parts: Abe Cunningham
Into the nitty-gritty of “Leathers” from Deftones’ latest release, Koi No Yokan.
Danny Gottlieb remedies common sight-reading hiccups. Rich Redmond preaches the ever-useful sextuplet. From the encyclopedia of beats in his head, Billy Martin fashions a whole new one. A radical approach to filling space from Wally Schnalle.
23 Josh Eppard
Coheed And Cambria’s original drummer and the band are reunited, and it feels so good.
- Notation Guide
- Single Strokes
- Drum Picks