Inside The May 2012 Issue

May 2012 Issue of DRUM!

May 2012 Issue Of DRUM! Magazine

May 2012 Issue of DRUM! Magazine


28 Tomas Haake

Meshuggah’s polyrhythmic masochist pushes the math-metal formula to the breaking point all while holding down the groove.
By Andrew Lentz

40 Pat Mastelotto

For the King Crimson drummer and e-kit pioneer, if it’s not musically risky, then it’s not worth doing.
By Bob Doerschuk

53 Winter NAMM 2012

What’s new, cool, and bangin’ at the nations’ largest music instrument trade show in Anaheim, CA. Disneyland … what’s that?
By DRUM! Staff


65 Pete Engelhart

For the last 40 years, the lone metalworker has been handcrafting his distinctive steel bells to many a percussionist’s delight.
By Karen Stackpole

72 Lessons

Taku Hirano lays out the most important timbale cowbell patterns a prospective timbalero would need. Glen Caruba gets nothing but net doing the caxixi basket toss.


77 Recording

The Robo-Kit Reamping drums opens a whole new realm.
By Myles Boisen and Kent Sparling


83 Drum Parts: Matt McGinley The skinny on Gym Class Heroes’ “Solo Discotheque (Whiskey Bitness).”
By David Weiss


21 Paul Mazurkiewicz

Cannibal Corpse’s master blaster gets medieval.
By Andrew Lentz

25 Jeremy Taggart

Our Lady Peace is but a taste of this drummer’s deep learning.
By John Payne


  • 6 Perspective
  • 10 Feedback
  • 12 Notation Guide
  • 14 Single Strokes
  • 93 DRUM! Picks
  • 98 Wiretap