You might think that Dirk Verbeuren wears those gloves for extra grip, or to avoid blisters. But no. Here’s the secret. He’s actually filled with so much talent that he must keep it contained inside his body, only releasing it in short bursts. Drumsticks that touch his skin directly just catch fire in an instant. It’s like Cyclops from X-Men and those red glasses of his.
So you’re lucky that you even got this drum cam footage of Soilwork’s tune “Long Live the Misanthrope,” captured at great peril by an adventurous camera wielder. One false step, one movement too close, and it all would have been over.