26 March Of The Mayhem Monsters
A look at the ever-changing, always-challenging world of heavy metal drumming from three of the craft’s undisputed masters.
By Andrew Lentz
36 Defining Metal Moments
Stand-out bits of heaviosity for your beat arsenal.
By John Natelli
40 Jose Pasillas
The Incubus drummer has dialed back the complexity to live in the moment.
By Sam Pryor
51 Hot Licks: Roger Taylor
Seven essential beats from Queen’s underrated rhythm ace.
By Brad Schlueter
59 Richie & Roland Gajate-Garcia
“El Pulpo” and son forge percussive worlds — together and apart.
By John Ephland
65 Product Test
Raiding Toca’s toy chest is too much fun.
By Gary Gardner
Glen Caruba makes that ol’ djembe rock like a drum set. Taku Hirano improves technique with manoteo (not as scary as it sounds.)
71 Drummers-only Tracking Session
We hide out in the studio as the AMbassadors Of Morning put their heads together (pun intended) to track the drums on “Shine,” the collective’s latest single.
By Karen Stackpole
78 New gear from Alternate Mode and Roland, plus BeatStudio’s killer app.
80 Paiste Masters Series Cymbals
By AJ Donahue
82 Los Cabos Drum Sticks
By John Nyman
93 Maracatu Workshop
If you haven’t tried your hand(s) at this Brazilian groove, now is the time.
By Scott Kettner
100 Practice-sticking makes perfect for Matt Byrne. Danny Gottlieb pays homage to Adam Nussbaum’s slick solo. Rich Redmond plays ruff.
104 The Top-20 Drum Albums Of The Last 20 Years
Our anniversary bash continues with the following editors picks. Let the controversy begin.
21 Nick Augusto
The new Trivium drummer leaves the grindcore underground for modern metal stardom.
12 Notation Guide
14 Single Strokes
87 DRUM! Picks