Quoth Soilwork’s Dirk Verbeuren Drum Cam: “Long Live the Misanthrope”

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.

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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.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.