My 4th instructional book, Thrash Metal Drumming was released on Hudson Music and Amazon on October 28, 2020.
The downloadable eBook version with embedded audio examples is available from Hudson Music here: https://hudsonmusic.com/product/thrash-metal-drumming/
While the standard 8.5×11 paperback edition will be available from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08M8HF3V8
Both versions feature thrash-related styles like rock and punk, plus skank beats, double bass, blast beats, fills, feel changes, cymbal chokes, 64 transcribed phrases from actual thrash recordings and 32 recorded audio examples. There are also tips and advice for tone, touring, kit setup, health, and tempo, plus a short history of thrash and a recommended listening list.
Included transcriptions feature bands like: Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth, Sepultura, Exodus, Testament, Destruction, Nuclear Assault, Overkill, Annihilator, Kreator, Dark Angel, Warbringer, Havok, Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Evile, Gama Bomb, Exmortus, Vektor, Skeletonwitch, and Bonded by Blood.
If you want to play any type of heavy music in the 21st century, you need a solid thrash background. Whether it be death metal, black metal, prog metal, deathcore, metalcore, hardcore, slam, djent, or anything else, the drumming style owes a debt to thrash. Learning and understanding the basics of thrash metal will allow you to branch out to any other extreme genre with the best possible foundation, a solid sound, and plenty of skills to build on. Pick up a copy of Thrash Metal Drumming today!