With Blast Beats Evolved, extreme metal master Derek Roddy has created the definitive educational document on contemporary extreme drumming and modern metal styles. Drawing on his experience both as a world-reknowned metal drummer, his critically-acclaimed work outside the metal world, and his background in drum education and clinics, Derek provides the perfect balance of performance and instruction that will help you advance your understanding and technical skills for this music. Metal styles and techniques such as skank beats, traditional blast beats, bomb blasts, hammer blasts, freehand blasts, accent blasting, hand/foot combinations, rolls and fills are covered in extensive detail, with multiple examples for each topic. Going beyond the beats and fills, Derek provides a complete conditioning program to beef up your overall command of the drumkit. Covering areas that include balance exercises, a system for equaling the feet, improving your endurance and moving around the kit, Derek touches on areas on the way to assist all drummers – not just metal players. This improbable package also contains 5 solo jams, 7 Serpents Rise songs, a detailed discussion of the equipment and setup used, interviews, and outtakes. Blast Beats Evolved provides an unprecidented look at the state of modern metal drumming today, together with an extensive program to beef up your personal approach to the drums.
The Hudson Music Derek Roddy Blast Beats Evolved DVD covers extreme drumming styles such as speed metal, grindcore and death metal
Use the instructional drum DVD to beef up speed, coordination, endurance and independence in addition to balance and breathing that are the most important for all styles of playing
Drummers, teachers, and students will learn from Blast Beats Evolved the history and evolution of this underground playing style that includes bomb blasts, hyper blasts, freehand blasts and traditional blasts at the same time as also learning the essential techniques needed to develop and execute the high-speed patterns
Having had an interest in music from an early age, Derek Roddy came to be a fan of music long before becoming a musician
Even supposing Derek is capable of playing many instruments and styles, he is known right through the Death Metal community for his phenomenal, physical, inventive and inspiring drumming