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 Science. Alkaloid 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 alkaloid-band.com.
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