Drumset Artists Ryan Van Poederooyen

Country Canada       Group DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, TERROR SYNDROME      

Biography
BORN IN: Port Alberni, BC, Canada

LIVES IN: Vancouver, BC, Canada

DRUMMING SINCE: 1982

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT: Devin Townsend Project / Terror Syndrome

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S): Neil Peart, Tim 'Herb' Alexander, Vinnie Paul, Thomas Haake, Gavin Harrison

FAVORITE ALBUM PLAYED ON: "Epicloud", Devin Townsend Project

FAVORITE ALBUM DIDN'T PLAY ON: "Moving Pictures", Rush

CAREER HIGHLIGHT(S): Headlining the Tuska Festival in Finland (2011), headlining The Roundhouse in London, England (2012) which was also filmed for our Blu-Ray - 'The Retinal Circus', and headlining Metal Fest in Santiago, Chile (2013) at Movistar Arena.

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 20" AA Rock Ride


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). 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 and on www.bandhappy.com for when he is on tour.

Ryan has done studio sessions for producers Brian Howes (Nickelback, Hinder, Puddle of Mud, Daughtry, Hedley), Chad Kroeger (Nickelback, Faber Drive), Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, The Tea Party, Josh Groban, Delight), among many others and has recorded multiple studio albums for several signed artists in various musical genres over the past 15 years.

He has recorded drums for five 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)

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 60,000+ people. Ryan has toured all of Europe, Scandinavia, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, South America, USA, Canada, Russia, and Japan, with new areas being added every year. For much more info on RVP you can go to his website - www.rvpdrums.com.

Drum-Cam Videos:

DTP Medley/Bad Devil - Santiago, Chile
Planet of the Apes - Paris, France
Tuska Festival Medley 2011

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