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Issue 29 Featuring Hannes Grossmann Now Available + On Social Media
Sunday, 13 March 2016 11:39

Sick Drummer Magazine Issue #29 featuring Hannes Grossmann of Alkaloid, is now live on line. You may also know Hannes from his work with Necrophagist, Obscura and/or Blotted ScienceAlkaloid consists of current and former members of Obscura, Spawn of Possession, Aborted, Dark Fortress, Necrophagist, God Dethroned, Blotted Science and Noneuclid. The band started a crowdfunding campaign in late 2014 that turned out to be a massive success in funding the project. You can order their debut album "The Malkuth Grimoire" at

Hannes is a monster player who truly deserves all the recognition he can get. If you’re lucky enough to live near any of their upcoming tour dates, you will find him out on tour again in May with Erik Rutan and Hate Eternal! We caught him last time around, filling in on short notice, and it was absolutely amazing.


Issue 29 also features interviews with Dobber Beverly of Oceans of Slumber (Ex: Insect Warfare), Pete Webber of Havok, Navene Koperweis of Entheos (Ex: AAL/Animosity), Christian Bass of Heaven Shall Burn, and Igor Cavalera of Cavalera Conspiracy (Ex: Sepultura). This issue also has a couple very cool Off-Beat Interviews with Mike St. Jean of Regal/DTP, and Michelangelo Carubba of Turkuaz, as we ll as a few other great interviews.

This issue also contains a couple great product reviews! Elliot Hoffman of [Car Bomb] took a quick look at the Eyal Levi Expansion Pack by Drum Forge. We had Tomasz Pilasiewicz of Roads End (Ex: Gorgasm) take a look at the new EZtrigger App by Christian Lawrence of Dead By Wednesday, and RVP takes a quick look at a custom snare drum from Woods Custom Drums. And don't miss the short piece introducing the new "Trigger-All," from Axis Percussion on pages 12 & 13!

Lastly, this issue gives you an inside look at some of our favorite gear from Winter NAMM 2016, as well as Bashfest, where Sick Drummer Magazine filmed three nights of performances paying tribute to John Bonham, Neil Peart and Randy Rhoads. Our footage includes drummers like: Jason Bittner, Dave Lombardo, Chad Smith, Mike Terrana, Brian Tichy, and many more.

Sick Drummer, being the first digital drumming magazine, and the first magazine to develop and incorporate interactive advertisements for some of its advertising partners, we are now proud to say we're the first to offer our readers and advertisers a version of the magazine on social media. As 75% of our social followers view our magazine on mobile devices, and our interaction is basically unmatched, we want to utilize the extended reach and incredible loyalty we experience on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Our readers are always asking questions about the players and gear we feature; liking, commenting, tagging and sharing our posts, so offering a version of our digital issue this way will allow us to take full advantage of this reach and interaction. To expose our featured content and advertising partners products and services to a massive amount of new faces. If you don't already like our Facebook page, please visit us here and give us a like. You can then view our photo album for Issue #29, tag, comment, share, like and even download each and every page you want. As always, thank you for the continued support... ~SDM

Sami Latva and Rotten Sound - New Album Details - Stream New Track ‘Lazy Asses’
Thursday, 28 January 2016 17:22

Grindcore drummer, Sami Latva, and Rotten Sound have unveiled new details for the release of their highly anticipated new full-length, 'Abuse to Suffer'. The album, the band's first new record in five years, will be released by Season of Mist in North America on March 25. Pre-orders for 'Abuse to Suffer' are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

Regarding the new track, Rotten Sound vocalist Keijo Niinimaa comments:  "Our first track starts with an intro by our friend Heikki Järvi, who also did the samples for 'Exit' in 2004. We did not ask for anything specific, but somehow the disturbing sounds he created are setting the exactly right mood for this song, which is one of the most aggressive tracks on our new album. Even by our standards, 'Lazy Asses' kicks in pretty explosively: fast guitars, blasting drums and an opening grunt, which was strongly influenced by the beginning of the 'Brain Corrosion' album by Dead Infection. It is Sami's song, who openly admits that the idea for this grunting stems from our Polish friends, and I recall that he used their scream on the original demo."

Niinimaa continues, "Everything about 'Lazy Asses' revolves around grind and that is the reason why we placed it at the start although there are other ingredients on this album. The title is pointing a finger at the ultimate waste of money and time: free-riders in the politics. I am sure everyone can easily name a few of them."

Track Listing:

1. Lazy Asses
2. Intellect
3. Fear of Shadows
4. Trashmonger
5. Crooked
6. Time for the Fix
7. Slave to the Rats
8. Brainwashed
9. Cannon Fodder
10. Yellow Pain
11. Machine
12. The Clerk
13. Caged
14. Retaliation
15. Inhumane Treatment
16. Extortion and Blackmail

Established in 1993, Rotten Sound have since firmly placed themselves at the forefront of the grindcore and extreme metal scenes for over 20 years. Unrivaled in their approach to scorching speed, crushing heaviness and some of the most ferocious vocals in the genre, the band have toured the world over on the backs of 6 well-received full-lengths and multiple splits and EPs in-between. 'Abuse to Suffer' sees the rejuvenated band lay down a punishing barrage of  hyper-aggressive extremity, setting the bar for brutality to new heights yet again.

We filmed Sami in San Francisco, back in 2013. Check out the footage here.

Chad Smith - Since I've Been Loving You - Bonzo Bash - NAMM 2016
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:06

Bonzo Bash Jamm 2016Chad Smith "Since I've Been Loving You." Bonzo Bash is a yearly celebration of John Henry Bonham, brought to you by Ludwig Drums, and produced by Brian Tichy at each years NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Be sure to check out the facebook page about the event, and more importantly, go see one! They're stacked with talent, and are a blast to watch!

Chad Smith, drummer best known for his work with The Red Hot Chili Peppers, showed up and gave an amazing performance. Laid back and just grooving, much like the man being honored would have done himself. Chad played "Since I've Been Loving You," with backing band The Moby Dicks, and it was pure joy to watch.


The Drummers This Year Included:

Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross/Slayer)
Ray Luzier (Korn)
Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction)
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper)
Mike Terrana (Rage/Yngwie Malmsteen/Tony MacAlpine)
Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Whitesnake)
Simon Wright (AC/DC/Dio)
And many more…

The Moby Dicks Are:

Michael Devin (bass)
Stephen LeBlanc (keys)
Brian Tichy (gtr)
Brent Woods (gtr)
Chas West (vox)

Sick Drummer Magazine captured the entire evening and will be posting more videos here in the coming days. We also captured most of the "HURRY! A Celebration of Rush Music," and some of the "Randy Rhoads Remembered Tribute." Be sure to check back, and feel free to share the link wherever you like! There is no other footage out there like this footage! We were honored to be part of it, the only ones with stage/kit access, and are more than happy to bring this footage to you.

To see Sick Drummer Magazine NAMM Footage from last year, click here.


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