Monday, February 28, 2011

Lombardo, Appice and Drover Snares Reviewed

March 2011 issue of UK's Drummer Magazine features the review, "A Trio of Snares Made For Some of Today's Heaviest Hitters'. Nick Carter explores the versatility of the Carmine Appice, Dave Lombardo and Shawn Drover signature snares.

Check out the review:
ddrum Artist Signature Snare Review

Friday, February 25, 2011

Michael Schenker, Carmine Appice in Mexico City

Carmine Appice and Luis Guerrero

2/22/11 Mexico City- Michael Schenker Group kicked of their Latin American tour in one of Mexico's best known theaters, Teatro Metropólitan. On hand that night were special guests of the band from Hermes Music, ddrum distributor for Mexico. After the show Carmine Appice took some time to meet with Hermes' product specialist Luis Guerrero and spread a little ddrum love.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DDRUM artist Derrick Wright performs with Adele on Letterman!

Here is the live performance of Adele's single, "Rolling in the Deep", off her latest album 21.  The clip features drummer Derrick Wright playing on his dios ash burl drum set.  Derrick is all about capturing the right vibe for his current gig.  We have had lengthy discussions in regard to what gear will suit Adele's soulful vocal styling's.  Of particular interest was the tone of the snare drum.  We sent him one of our new iron blend Artisan snares.  This drum has a softer, more old-school tone, that’s perfect for fat backbeats.  Their live sound engineer agreed, and now the drum is making its nationwide debut.  Besides letterman, Adele has played the Today Show, and AOL sessions.  The band is now winging its way to LA for stints on Ellen and Jimmy Kimmel.  When the tour returns to England, Derrick will be playing one of the new Reflex kits in pewter.  More proof that the Reflex line is a force to be reckoned with in ANY playing situation. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

DDRUM artist Logan Summey with An Early Ending

Check out Logan on a limited edition Dios Bubinga Kit with his band, An Early Ending.  It will be their last video from their 2009 album "Bloodlines."  The guys arrived in Indianapolis this morning to start recording their new album and hope to have some finished songs in early March. Logan is one of ddrum's young guns and someone to keep an eye on!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tim Yeung Florida Drum Clinic and Master Class

Making his Florida Clinic debut, ddrum proudly presents….Tim Yeung of Morbid Angel! Known for some of the fastest feet in metal, Tim will be bringing his signature style and presence to Seminole Music for an exclusive clinic performance on February 23rd 2011.  He will then follow up on Saturday, February 26th doing a round of master classes and private lessons.  This is YOUR chance, to get a lesson from the drummer with Morbid Angel and Devine Heresy, to learn the secrets of extreme drumming. Wednesdays clinic will also feature give-aways and several DDRUM personnel will be on hand, to give expert advice on Tim's gear, and out entire line of acoustic and electronic percussion.  Come see us!

For more information, contact:
Seminole Music & Sound
10720 Park Blvd. North Suite F
Seminole, FL 33772

Thursday, February 10, 2011

FIREWINDs drummers LOVE.MIGHT.KILL: Album-Trailer posted

German/Italian melodic-metallers LOVE.MIGHT.KILL recently posted an album-trailer for their upcoming release BRACE FOR IMPACT. The trailer features scenes from their very first video- and photoshooting along with a short interview with drummer/producer Michael Ehré (Firewind/Uli Jon Roth/Metalium). The clip for the song PRETTY LITTLE MESS was shot in Germany in October 2010 and will be released soon.

LOVE.MIGHT.KILL was founded in 2009 by FIREWIND/ULI JON ROTH/METALIUM-drummer MICHAEL EHRÉ. In  addition with the brilliant Italian-singer JAN MANENTI as a co-writer, long-time-friends CHRISTIAN STÖVER and STEFAN ELLERHORST (who were both playing in German-based-metalband CROSSROADS) on guitars and JOGI SWEERS on bass LOVE.MIGHT.KILLs outstanding line-up was completed.
BRACE FOR IMPACT features 13 stunning melodic-metal-tracks in the tradition of the bands longtime favourites like f.e. RAINBOW, JUDAS PRIEST, DIO or BLACK SABBATH. Michaels production and MARKUS TESKEs mix (SAGA, VANDEN PLAS, SPOCKS BEARD) underwrite the fact that LOVE.MIGHT.KILLs debut-album will convince all melodic-metal-maniacs all around the world.

For further information please go to:

JAN MANENTI – vocals

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Third ddrum Artist Nominated for a Grammy!

ddrum is proud to announce the nomination of Ryan Shaw, with drummer Keith McCray, for a 2011 grammy for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for:
In Between from his 2010 EP, IN BETWEEN. This marks Shaws second Grammy nomination.

Produced by Jimmy Bralower Keith McCray and Johnny Gale, IN BETWEEN is the bridge that links THIS IS RYAN SHAW to his up coming 2011 sophomore release MORNING NOON & NIGHT. Shaws songs are rapidly moving the young singer to the forefront of modern soul. The critical acclaim continues as People Magazine declared, Ryan Shaw possesses a voice and style that belong to another era, when R&B was about real singers, real instruments and real songs. The San Francisco Chronicle stated, He achieves the perfect balance between raw passion and melisma- rich vocal prowess. Shaw performed on the The Ellen Degeneres Show. In addition, Ryan has been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, The CBS Saturday Early Show, Last Call with Carson Daly and Ellen Degeneres first-ever primetime variety special Ellen's Really Big Show. ddrum is very proud of Keith and his accomplishments!

ddrum at Music As A Weapon Tour

Hello ddrum fans in ddrum land!  Here we are, post-NAMM with many things to share.  But first, I wanted to include some information on one of our artists that started a big tour, pre-NAMM.  The one and only Jeff Fabb, and his band In This Moment, are currently rocking out on the Music As A Weapon tour.  They share the stage with such acts as Disturbed (ddrum trigger artist Mike Wengren), and Sevendust (ddrum trigger artist Morgan Rose and Dean artists John Connolly and Vinny Hornsby).  Jeff will be rocking his olive sparkle Dios M kit on the tour.  The kit is a very special addition to the line, as it incorporates design concepts and sizes that were inspired by the legendary Carmine Appice.

 In slight deviation, from our normal production models, Jeff's kit consists of a pair of 18x22 kick drums, with a tom holder drilled into the shell.  Jeff uses these to mount a pair of cymbals, which also saves a bit of floor space.  The two rack toms are 8x12 and 9x13, and the floors are 16x16 and 16x18. These more traditional sized toms give him a big classic tone.  The toms cut, and the floor toms rumble.  I have had the pleasure of being on stage for a few of their performances, and can tell you that these drums are like thunder! Combined with the Onyx Evans tom heads, and the Eq3 system on his kicks, Jeffs drums are a force to be reckoned with!

This post brought to you by: Felix Deluna - Artist Relations, ddrum

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The key to cool

Check out our new ddrum Pro Drum Key. It's durable, stylish and easily attaches to a power driver when you have the need for speed tuning.

Check it out