BORN IN:
Port Alberni, BC, Canada
LIVES IN:
Vancouver, BC, Canada
DRUMMING SINCE:
1982
CURRENT BAND/PROJECT:
Devin Townsend Project, Terror Syndrome, Ten Ways
BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Neil Peart, Tim 'Herb' Alexander, Vinnie Paul, Thomas Haake, Gavin Harrison
FAVORITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
"Z2 - Dark Matters", Devin Townsend Project
FAVORITE ALBUM DIDN'T PLAY ON:
"Moving Pictures", Rush
CAREER HIGHLIGHT(S):
Winning a Canadian Juno Award for Best Metal album (2015), Headlining a Sold-Out Royal Albert Hall in London, England (2015) and Headlining Metal Fest at Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile (2013)
FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
21" HH Power Bell Ride

Biography

Ryan "RVP" Van Poederooyen is a young, ambitious drummer from Vancouver, Canada. He is the drummer for Devin Townsend in the Devin Townsend Project (2009-Current) and was the drummer for the now defunct Devin Townsend Band (2002-2007). Ryan also play's drums for the experimental metal band Terror Syndrome (2007-Current) and the progressive rock band Ten Ways (2008 - Current). Additionally, Ryan is a professional live and studio session drummer and teaches drum lessons privately, via Long and McQuade Educational Music Centres in Vancouver, BC.

Ryan has done studio sessions for producers Brian Howes (Nickelback, Hinder, Puddle of Mud, Daughtry, Hedley), Chad Kroeger (Nickelback), Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, The Tea Party, Josh Groban, Delight), among many others and has recorded multiple studio albums for several signed and independent artists in various musical genres over the past 17 years.

He has recorded drums for seven Devin Townsend Records:

Devin Townsend Band, "Accelerated Evolution" (2003)
Devin Townsend Band "Synchestra" (2006)
Devin Townsend Project "Addicted" (2009)
Devin Townsend Project "Deconstruction" (2011)
Devin Townsend Project "Epicloud" (2012)
Devin Townsend Project "Z2 - Sky Blue" (2014)
Devin Townsend Project "Z2 - Dark Matters" (2014)

He also has appeared in three Devin Townsend live DVD/Blu-Rays:
Devin Townsend Band "Safe Zone" (2005)
Devin Townsend Project "By a Thread" (2012)
Devin Townsend Project "The Retinal Circus" (2013)

Currently, Ryan is recording and touring the world with the Devin Townsend Project. He has toured many countries around the globe playing venues with capacities ranging from 1000 - 5000+ people nightly, up to huge festival shows in front of 20,000 to 90,000+ people. Ryan has toured all of Europe, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, South America, USA, Canada, Russia, and Japan, with new areas being added every year.

Drum-Cam Videos:

Z2 Studio Footage, 2014
Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theater, 2014
Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena, 2013
Terror Syndrome Drumcam 2011