Dirk Verbeuren

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Dirk Verbeuren
Verbeuren in February 2009
Verbeuren in February 2009
Background information
Born (1975-01-08) 8 January 1975 (age 45)[1][2]
Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium
GenresHeavy metal, thrash metal, death metal, grindcore, melodic death metal, industrial metal, technical death metal
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Years active1990–present
Associated actsMegadeth, Soilwork, Scarve, Aborted, The Devin Townsend Project, Bent Sea

Dirk Verbeuren (born 8 January 1975) is a Belgian musician, best known as the former drummer of Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork. He recorded five full-length albums and a live DVD/Blu-ray with the band, and performed in Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Russia, and China as a headlining act between early 2004 and July 2016.[3] As of 2016, Verbeuren left Soilwork to join heavy metal band Megadeth, as a full-time member.[4]


Verbeuren cites Dave Lombardo and Mick Harris as earliest influences on his drumming. Other influences include Gavin Harrison, Sean Reinert, Gene Hoglan, Tomas Haake, Steve Flynn, Pete Sandoval, Morgan Ågren, Tony Laureano and Chad Smith.[5][6] Verbeuren is also a fan of hip hop music and mentioned The Beastie Boys, Run–D.M.C., and Public Enemy as his favourite hip hop groups in the teen years.[6]


Verbeuren playing with Megadeth in 2016

Verbeuren is endorsed by Tama drums[7] and sticks,[8] Meinl cymbals,[9] Evans Drumheads,[10] Toontrack software, dB drumshoes[11] and Alien Ears in-ear monitors. He recorded four elaborate MIDI drum packs for Toontrack: Library of the Extreme: Blasts and Fills,[12] Death & Thrash,[13] Fill Insanity[14] and Metal Beats[15] and contributed MIDI tracks to The Metal Foundry SDX[16] and Metal! EZX.[17]


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  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" Archived 2014-12-02 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/megadeth-names-dirk-verbeuren-new-full-time-drummer/
  5. ^ "A Toontrack Interview with Soilwork Drummer Dirk Verbeuren – GearGods". December 3, 2013. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Tama artist interview: Dirk Verbeuren". Tama Drums. May 28, 2008. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  7. ^ ""Dirk Verbeuren | TAMA Drums"". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  8. ^ ""TAMA Drums | Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK) Signature Stick"". Archived from the original on 2015-11-22. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  9. ^ "Dirk Verbeuren – MEINL cymbals: artists"
  10. ^ "Evans Drumheads : Artist Detail : Dirk Verbeuren"
  11. ^ "dB Drumshoes, Belleville, IL – Artist Roster"
  12. ^ [1] "toontrack.com MIDI packs – Library Of The Extreme 1"
  13. ^ [2] "toontrack.com MIDI packs – Library Of The Extreme 2"
  14. ^ [3] "toontrack.com MIDI packs – Library Of The Extreme 3"
  15. ^ [4] "toontrack.com MIDI packs – Metal Beats"
  16. ^ [5] "toontrack.com Superior line – The Metal Foundry SDX"
  17. ^ [6] "toontrack.com EZdrummer line – Metal! EZX"
  18. ^ "New album "Here and Now" to be released June 7th". www.geoda.com.ar. June 3, 2019.
  19. ^ [7] "bravewords.com 70.000 Tons of Metal 2014 report and photos, part 1"
  20. ^ "Sybreed – Soilwork's Dirk Verbeuren To Record Drums For New Album". BraveWords.com. April 24, 2006.
  21. ^ "FREYA Feat. MEGADETH/Ex-SOILWORK Drummer DIRK VERBEUREN: 'Eyes Of Malevolence' Song Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. August 22, 2016. Archived from the original on August 23, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  22. ^ "Of the Sky, by Hassan Iqbal". Hassan Iqbal. Retrieved 2020-07-20.

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