DRUMCEPTION – TESTAMENT’s Alex Skolnick x Dirk Verbeuren of MEGADETH

Hot on the heels of the release of Superior Drummer 3, the world’s flagship drum programming software, Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren wrote and recorded a completely original song only on the drums. We then sent Dirk’s drum track to five different guitarists — Brendon Small (Dethklok, Galaktikon), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy), Brandon Ellis (The Black Dahlia Murder) and Reba Meyers (Code Orange) — and asked them each to write their own song on top of it. We’ll be sharing all of those finished tracks with the world throughout October and November as part of our second annual Drumception series.


Today’s Drumception release matches legendary Testament lead guitarist Alex Skolnick with Dirk’s drumming for a completely unique approach that sounds very little like either Testament or Megadeth! And we mean that in a good way; sometimes one plus one does not equal two, but sums up to way more. Watch and listen below, and also be sure to check out the Drumception tracks featuring Brandon Ellis from The Black Dahlia MurderReba Meyers from Code Orange and Will Putney from Fit For An Autopsy.

Download Dirk’s drum track, record your own guitars over it, and enter our Toontrack giveaway right here. At the end of November, Dirk himself will sort through the entries, pick his favorite and award a prize. The drums were recorded using Superior Drummer 3 which is out now and compatible with all major DAWs.

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