Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dirk Verbeuren of SOILWORK is the New MEGADETH Drummer

Dirk Verbeuren, former drummer of Swedish melodic death metal band SOILWORK has been announced as the MEGADETH new drummer. 

Verbeuren, has been performing with the band for months, his first show was Rock on the Range festival in May, to a crowd of 40,000 concertgoers.

Verbeuren was with SOILWORK between early 2004 and July 2016. Recorded five full-length albums before finally replaced Chris Adler as the permanet drummer of MEGADETH.

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine said “Chris Adler‘s contributions are sure to be felt for years to come. MEGADETH has been revitalized by Chris‘ playing, as well as his excellent suggestion of Dirk Verbeuren to drum with us. Tremendous thanks to Chris, and a big welcome to Dirk.”

New drummer Verbeuren had this to say: “Dave, David and Kiko, I’m thankful for your warm welcome and thrilled at the opportunity to perform and create badass music with you guys. Chris Adler, thank you for introducing me to MEGADETH – and for your encouragement and support.”

Said Adler: “It has been an honor and a pleasure to join my favorite band of all time, and to be a part of their return to the top. I had an amazing time with everyone involved, from the writing, arranging and recording, to the touring and friendships built along the way. There was no argument or drama, no hidden story. MEGADETH needs and deserves a full time drummer, and as much as I’d like to be, I can’t be in two places at once. For my part, I am very lucky to be a part of LAMB OF GOD, and to also have gotten a chance to dance with my heroes at the ball. I still can’t believe it sometimes when I think of myself as a kid, opening up my MEGADETH albums…and now I’m an alumni! I’m very proud of that – and I will continue to be their biggest fan.”

Verbeuren is endorsed by Tama drums and sticks, Meinl cymbals, Evans drumheads, Toontrack software, dB drumshoes and Alien Ears in-ear monitors. 

Check out Dirk Verbeuren drum cam throwing Megadeth classic "Hangar 18" Live Netherlands 14th June 2016

Purchase/Download MP3 album Megadeth - Dystopia

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