Derek Roddy is one of the newest additions to Meinl Cymbals\' roster of artists. Roddy will also be one of the featured artists on the Meinl Drum Festival 2007.
Other Meinl artists include Chris Adler (Lamb Of God), Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall), and Bränn Dailor (Mastodon).
In related news: Derek Roddy and his current band Today Is The Day have completed work on their eighth studio album, \'Axis of Eden\'. The new cd is due on September 18 via Today Is The Day frontman/guitarist Steve Austin\'s own label, SuperNova Records.
Videos Meinl has captured Roddy on video, rehearsing songs with Today Is The Day frontman/guitarist Steve Austin during the recording sessions for \'Axis of Eden\' at Austin Enterprise in Nashville, Tennessee. Check out the video footage at the Meinl website.
Derek Roddy in short Roddy has developed an international reputation for his ground-breaking and virtuosic extreme metal drumming. The flair and finesse that he combines with a sense of utter brutality is truly a thing to behold.
With abilities that defy categorization and an uncanny knack for absorbing and assimilating all styles of drumming into his own special blend, Roddy has consistently shown the music world that not only is he one of the true originators and leaders in the extreme metal genre, but that he is able to stretch and go beyond into many more styles of drumming.
Derek Roddy has lent his formidable skills to death metal and extreme metal giants such as Hate Eternal, Malevolent Creation, Nile, Divine Empire, Aurora Borealis and Council of the Fallen.