Dirk Verbeuren

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Dirk Verbeuren
Dirk Verbeuren
Background information
Born (1975-01-08) 8 January 1975 (age 41)[1][2]
Antwerp, Belgium
Genres Heavy metal, thrash metal, death metal, melodic death metal, industrial metal, technical death metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion, guitar
Years active 1990–present
Associated acts Soilwork, Scarve, Aborted, The Devin Townsend Project, Bent Sea

Dirk Verbeuren (born 1975, Antwerp) is the Belgian drummer of prominent Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork with whom he has recorded five full-length albums and a live DVD/Blu-ray, and performs in Europe, The United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Russia and China as a headlining act since early 2004.[3]

Verbeuren is highly renowned in the metal scene for his studio recordings and/or live performances and recordings with Devin Townsend Project, Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah, Satyricon, Jeff Loomis, Warrel Dane, Aborted, Naglfar, Scarve,[4] Powermad, The Project Hate MCMXCIX and many more.

When he's not working as a session drummer at his Die Crawling Studio[5] or touring worldwide as a drum clinician for Tama drums and Meinl cymbals, Verbeuren shares his knowledge and expertise through his Dirk Blasts instructional videos,[6] in-person and online drum lessons. He accumulates two decades of experience as a teacher, including ten years at Nancy, France's Music Academy International.[7]

In 2011, Verbeuren created grindcore band Bent Sea[8] which features legendary Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury and vocalist Sven de Caluwe of Aborted.

Personal life[edit]

He's married to professional editorial and commercial photographer Hannah Verbeuren. The couple reside in Los Angeles, California.


Verbeuren is endorsed by Tama drums[9] and sticks,[10] Meinl cymbals,[11] Evans drumheads,[12] Toontrack software, dB drumshoes[13] and Alien Ears in-ear monitors. He recorded four elaborate MIDI drum packs for Toontrack: Library of the Extreme: Blasts and Fills,[14] Death & Thrash,[15] Fill Insanity[16] and Metal Beats[17] and contributed MIDI tracks to The Metal Foundry SDX[18] and Metal! EZX.[19]

Bands and collaborations[edit]




  1. ^ "Dirk Verbeuren - Encyclopaedia Metallum". Metal-archives.com. Retrieved 2015-03-18. 
  2. ^ Dirk Verbeuren profile on Meinl Cymbals. Retrieved on August 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "rockdetector.com artist profile: Soilwork"
  4. ^ "Soilwork Drummer Discusses New Album, Future Of Scarve"
  5. ^ "dirkverbeuren.com session work page"
  6. ^ "dirkverbeuren.com premium lessons page
  7. ^ "Music Academy International - official website
  8. ^ [1] "bentsea.com - about"
  9. ^ "Dirk Verbeuren | TAMA Drums"
  10. ^ "TAMA Drums | Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK) Signature Stick"
  11. ^ "Dirk Verbeuren - MEINL cymbals: artists"
  12. ^ "Evans Drumheads : Artist Detail : Dirk Verbeuren"
  13. ^ "dB Drumshoes, Belleville, IL - Artist Roster"
  14. ^ [2] "toontrack.com MIDI packs - Library Of The Extreme 1"
  15. ^ [3] "toontrack.com MIDI packs - Library Of The Extreme 2"
  16. ^ [4] "toontrack.com MIDI packs - Library Of The Extreme 3"
  17. ^ [5] "toontrack.com MIDI packs - Metal Beats"
  18. ^ [6] "toontrack.com Superior line - The Metal Foundry SDX"
  19. ^ [7] "toontrack.com EZdrummer line - Metal! EZX"
  20. ^ [8] "bravewords.com 70.000 Tons of Metal 2014 report and photos, part 1"

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