My name is Patrick van der Veeken, born in '86. I am Metaldrummer from Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
I have influences from many different musical genres, though I prefer to play Death Metal. The sound, power, energy and sheer brutality of this kind of music has always appealed to me.

I'm a particularly energetic drummer and love to let the music sweep me away, zoning out completely.

Back in 1993 I began to tap on everything my hands could reach...
At the age of 8 I went to the SKVR Music school in Rotterdam to learn and practice drums.
I spent 10 years learning drums from Gerard Vermeulen. ( 1994-2004 )
The most important things he has taught me were how to FEEL drums and how to become one with the instrument.

Ever since I have played in numerous bands, often more than one at a time.

Here you can find all the concerts / gigs I have done in the past: Tourlist

Present bands:

Primitive: Melodic SpeedMetal. 2013 - Present.

Previous bands:

Concedo Nulli: Experimental Progressive Death Metal. 2011 - 2015.

Twister of Truth: Thrash / Death Metal. 2008 - 2012
Twister of Truth:

Sudden Annihilation: Melodic Thrash Metal. 2008 - 2010
Sudden Annihilation:

VaiTriani: Steve Vai & Joe Satriani Tribute Band. 2009 - 2010

Bram's Puinhoop: Rock Covers. 2009 - 2010 + 2016
Bram's Puinhoop:

Persistense: Groove Metal. 2007

Urban Decay: Punk / Hard Rock. 2005 - 2006
Urban Decay:

Dying Culture: Metal. 2003 - 2004
Dying Culture:

UnCover: Rock Covers. 1999 - 2007