This Week in Non-Metal Drummers Who We Need to Steal for Our Scene: Tony Royster Jr.

Every once in a while it’s nice to step outside of the genre labels and remember that metal drummers aren’t the only ones who can play 32nd notes at one hojillian beats per minute. This Tony Royster Jr video was sent my way recently, because apparently GoPro is now the official camera of drummers who make you feel like inadequate humans in comparison, and his playing is too good not to share.

Royster plays for Awolnation and Imajin, among others, neither of which are particularly metal and neither of which I particularly enjoy listening to. This video on the other hand? I could watch it twice. In fact, I did. Quick, someone get this dude some Cattle Decapitation and Obsucra records. We need to convert him to our cause.

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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.