It's finally time! After starting out with 32 of metal's all-time greatest drummers nearly a month ago, we've made it to the final round! After hundreds of thousands of votes cast in our semifinals, Pantera / Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul enters the final round to take on Slipknot's Joey Jordison.
The Technical Masters Division of our Greatest Metal Drummer tournament has been fierce to say the least, and in the semifinal round, two celebrated stickmen now battle for a spot in the finals.
Meshuggah's Tomas Haake battled ex-Suffocation drummer Mike Smith in Round 1 of our Technical Masters Division, and despite Smith's blueprinting of the brutal death metal genre, Haake secured a win. Meshuggah's music has been tagged as "crushing" for many years, and Haake's polyrhythmic pacing vi
Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison's new band Scar the Martyr will release their self-titled debut Oct. 1 via Roadrunner Records (watch teaser video above). The highly anticipated album was recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, and produced by Rhys Fulber (Rob Zombie, Fear Factory).