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Derek Roddy


1996-1997 Malevolent Creation - drums  
1997-1998 Divine Empire - drums  
1997-2007 Council Of The Fallen - drums  
1998-2002 Aurora Borealis - drums  
2000-2006 Hate Eternal - drums  
2005-2006 Blotted Science - drums  
2007-2008 Today Is The Day - drums  
2008- Serpents Rise - all instruments, vocals  
2013- Menace - drums  

Studio musician

2000 Nile - drums  
2012 Gothic Outcasts - drums  
2020 I, Enclave - drums  

Live musician

2015- Nader Sadek - drums  

Guest musician

2000 Nile - vocals  
2015 Orbeth - drums  
2016 Fountainhead - drums  
2020 Nader Sadek - drums  

Personal information

Born on: 28.08.1972
Official website

Some that play drums focus on speed, some on fills or solos. At the heart of a true musician there is: a drive to better oneself, the will to control your playing and eagerness to explore and sometimes expand the boundaries in music. This site is the official home of musician Derek Roddy. In a world full of new bands and drummers popping up every day there are only a handful that stand at the top, apart from the flock. These top musicians vary from genre to genre, at least at first glance. In reality the sign of a great musician and not just a 'player' is the ability to progress, adapt, innovate and explore as many avenues as possible to express their message and as such while some great musicians are well known and at the top of a certain genre they also delve into other styles of music and actively listen to the nuances and more often then not they incorporate something of that differing style into their performance, no matter how small the contribution may be. This is the case with Derek. Having had an interest in music from an early age Derek came to first be a fan of music before heading headstrong into the world of being a musician. While capable of playing many instruments and styles, Derek is most widely known as a phenomenal drummer in the Death Metal community having performed with such bands as: Hate Eternal, Malevolent Creation, Nile, Divine Empire, Aurora Borealis and Council Of The Fallen. This is, however not the extent of his talent. Derek is an avid drummer of any style and has performed as a strictly Jazz, Blues, Rock and nearly anything else musician.