I didn’t even realize that there was a National Drummer Month until I saw the article here on the WRIF website, but here we are!
I admit that I was a little disappointed that I didn’t find any heavy metal drummers on our list, but I also understand; metal is a little bit more of a niche genre. And, frankly, that’s how we prefer it!
That being said, I am always a sucker for a good drummer, so I thought I would take a few minutes to highlight a couple of drummers who really stand out to me. I didn’t dive deep in to find out “who sold the most albums” or “who stayed with a band the longest” and I wouldn’t even call this a list of “The Best Metal Drummers Ever”. This is just some drummers that I really like, for one reason or another and these are just a few off of the top of my head. There are way too many to mention them all, so I am guaranteed to leave some worthy names off of the list!
Take a look at the list and be sure to let me know who is missing from my list or who your favorites are! You can always reach me via email (email@example.com), Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
Of course, you know I have to start off with an honorable mention to my Slayer drummers! After you check out my list, keep on scrolling for more great rock drummers!
Dave Lombardo – SLAYER
Paul Bostaph – SLAYER
George Kolias – NILE
Mario Duplantier – GOJIRA
Kevin McGuill – WITHIN THE RUINS
Nicholas Barker – DIMMU BORGIR
John Boecklin – DEVILDRIVER
Vinnie Paul – PANTERA