Latest Drum Beats

Blast Beat Variations

Blast beats have evolved over the 30 years to form the basis of a highly technical branch of drumming usually associated with extreme metal music. Four common variations are outlined above, which should performed in the tempo range of 200 to 275 BPM.

Knights of Cydonia – Muse

Muse drummer, Dom Howard, breaks into this galloping groove immediately after the 'western' style introduction to the song. Played from 0:49 - 2:32, the persistent dotted 8th/16th pattern played on...