10 Metal Drummers You Should Know

Drumming is a big part of where my interests lie when it comes to the metal genre.  Rather than make a top 10 list, I wanted to provide a list of metal drummers that are currently active in the scene and are doing a badass job providing awesome, unique grooves.  Check out these 10 drummers and see what all the hype is about, as well as Blackskye's picks for best album to check out for each drummer!

Jordan Mancino


Jordan Mancino is from Escondido, California and first joined As I Lay Dying in 2000.  Mancino has played in bands such as:  Thieves & Liars, Sworn Enemy, One Foot Forward, Edge Of Mortality, and Point Of Recognition.  Jordan Mancino has filled in percussion live for Unearth and Killswitch Engage.  Mancino is currently playing percussion for Wovenwar and Souls Of We. 

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Nick Pierce


Nick Pierce is from Auburn, Washington and joined The Faceless in 2006.  he has played percussion for Eterna Nocturna and Culling The Weak in the past.  Nick Pierce is currently playing drums for Unearth.

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Alex Rudinger


Alex Rudinger is from Frederick, Maryland and has played drums for many metal bands including:  Ordinance, Conquering Dystopia, Good Tiger, Threat Signal, The Faceless, and The HAARP Machine.

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Matt Greiner


Matt Greiner is from Manheim, Pennsylvania and has played percussion for August Burns Red since 2003.  On top of being one of the co-founders of August Burns Red, Matt Greiner also co-founded Greiner&Kilmer drum company.

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Chris Turner


Chris Turner is from England and is one of the original band members of Oceans Ate Alaska.   Oceans Ate Alaska is currently signed to Fearless Records.

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Shannon Lucas


Shannon Lucas is from Staunton, Virginia and has played in bands including: All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder, Battlecross, and Serpentine Dominion.

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Matt Halpern


Matt Halpern is from Baltimore, Maryland and is best known for playing percussion for Periphery.  he has also filled in briefly playing drums for Animals As Leaders in 2009.

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Kevin McGuill


Kevin McGuill is one of the founding members of Within The Ruins and has been performing with them since 2003.   While playing with Within The Ruins, the band has released seven albums.

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Hector De Santiago


Hector De Santiago is from San Pedro, California.  Hector is one of the founding members of As Blood Runs Black.   The band was founded in 2003, and he played percussion for them until 2007 when he stepped away from the band.  Hector De Santiago rejoined As Blood Runs Black in 2009 and is currently still playing percussion for them.

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Blake Richardson


Blake Richardson is from North Carolina and is best known for playing percussion for Between The Buried And Me.  Richardson joined the band in 2001 and is still playing drums for them.

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