Monday, September 27, 2010


A quick update, for a busy week. The Dean and ddrum staff are gearing up for the Orlando stop, of the American Carnage Tour! Three of the biggest bands in metal, Anthrax, Slayer,and Megadeth. And 3 ddrum endorsers: Charlie Benante, on triggers, Dave Lombardo on acoustic drums and Shawn Drover using ddrum acoustic drums and triggers. It's going to be more metal than Orlando can handle. I fear that the princess castle may not be standing when all is said and done. Join us at Hard Rock Live on October 2nd for the Reunion of the original "Clash of the Titans" tour line-up. News and pics following the show!


Friday, September 24, 2010

News and Weather ddrum Style!

And now the news, don't touch that dial!

                Time once again for the ddrum artist blog.  Another quick look into the roster of everyone's favorite drum company.  First up, Brit Turner, and the boys in Blackberry Smoke, continue to bring their incendiary live show to the people.  Southern Rock at its absolute finest, they are playing up and down the east coast for most of October, including a stop at the DeLuna festival in Gulf Breeze Florida.  I gotta admit, using my last name to name a festival is the best marketing move ever…..  The band will continue touring thru the end of the year, followed by a spot on the Lynyrd Skynyrd "Simple Man Cruise" in early 2011.  As usual, more info to be had on:

                Also from Georgia, Stockbridge's own, Collective Soul, continue to prove one of the most solid draws in rock.  It's almost impossible to go to one of their shows, and not sing along, the string of hits is THAT massive!  Holding down the air-tight rhythm section is drummer Cheney Brannon.  The band is currently toning it down slightly and playing some acoustic dates.  Cheney will be playing one of our limited edition, all-birch Dios STN series drum sets.  These kits are an absolute gem, in an already impressive series, and in limited quantities, are going quick!  Cheney dug the kit so much, he is ready to take it into the studio, when the band begins writing its next album!  For the latest on the band, check out:

                Speaking of new albums, John Humphrey and Seether, have recently wrapped recording on their next studio release.  Working with industry vet, and the producer of some of modern rock's most hallowed albums, Brendan O'Brien, industry buzz says this will be one of Seether's greatest albums to date!  An impressive compliment, for a band that has already achieved a very high level of success.  John and ddrum are also working a special little something in the ddrum R&D dept,  more on that soon! More Seether info on:

                Finally, long-time ddrum endorser Tim Yeung has been in our very own hometown, working on the all new Morbid Angel Record.  We have had the pleasure of having Tim at the shop, as well as hanging out with him on the town.  We also took the opportunity to work with Tim on a very special signature snare drum, that we hope to debut at NAMM in 2011.  Tim had a unique vision for the drum, and we at the company took it as a challenge, to create a visually and sonically stunning drum, worthy to be played by some of the fastest hands in metal.  Stay tuned for more….

Monday, September 20, 2010

ddrum Artist Relations News 
By: Felix Deluna ddrum Artist Relations
This is the first of a new series of blogs, posted by yours truly, Felix DeLuna, ddrum artist rep. The idea behind it is simple, create a timely update in regard to the various projects our many ddrum artists are up to. A quick and informal look into one of the greatest drum rosters in the world!

My first order of business, congratulations to Thomas Noonan and his band, 36Crazyfists, as they prepare to embark on their first ever, headlining tour, in support of their new Ferret Music release: Collisions and Castaways. First stop on the tour, September 16th in Seattle, Washington. Visit their MySpace page for more info.

Just wrapping up the first leg of the American Carnage Tour, we have Dave Lombardo of Slayer and Shawn Drover of Megadeth. Expect more metal than your mama's kettle, when leg two kicks off on September 24th, in Dallas, Texas. They will be joined on this leg, by longtime ddrum trigger endorser, Charlie Benante and Anthrax. This brings together, the original tour line up, from the 1991 "Clash of the Titans" tour. More info on Slayer's website as well as, Megadeth and of course, the Anthrax site.

On the R&B front, longtime ddrum endorser, Isaac Richardson, and his band 10deepXperience have hit number 5 on the pop charts, and number 2 on the R&B charts with their new single: "Love Elevator". Bam brings it like few others, so hit up a 10deep show, when they roll thru a town near you. As usual, more info to be had on their FaceBook page.

Vinnie PaulFinally, no ddrum update would be complete, without an update on Vinnie Paul. Vinnie, and the boys in Hellyeah, have been on the road solid, since late April, and no signs of letting up. They kicked off their tour in ddrum's very own hometown of Tampa Florida, and have blazed a trail thru the US, Europe, and Australia. They can currently be found on Rockstar Energy Drink's Uproar tour, headlining the Jagermiester stage. Plans have them heading back across the pond, later this year, to give them a little taste of Texas flavored metal. See, Hell Yeah's website for more tour dates as well as videos and interviews.

That’s it for now, stay tuned to for more on our stable of artists! ROLL!