How To Play “Demiurge” By Meshuggah

In this video drum lesson, Nate Brown demonstrates how to play Tomas Haake’s drum part on “Demiurge” from Meshuggah’s new album Koloss.

This track starts out with a typical rock pattern occasionally interrupted with an unexpected snare on 3.

In the second line the pattern becomes very staccato and broken with his crash cymbal often played on count 2 along with his snare. By avoiding a more typical cymbal pattern Haake creates a jarring start-and-stop effect with this groove that perfectly suits the guitar and bass riffs.

Be sure to pick up the May, 2012 issue of DRUM! Magazine at your local drum shop or newsstand for the transcriptions and expert analysis of this song, or go here to purchase it online.