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Old 07-14-2006, 10:01 PM   #1
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Australia's Fastest Drummers Crowned at WFD Competition

Australia's Fastest Drummers Crowned in Adelaide

The national final of Australia's Fastest Drummer contest was decided in a gripping night of fun and excitement at Allans Music's Gawler Place, Adelaide store last night (July 12). Hosted by the original World's Fastest Drummer, Johnny Rabb form Nashville, Tennessee, the state champions from WA, SA, VIC, NSW and QLD competed for the glory of being crowned Australia's inaugural Fastest Drummer and the grand prize of a Roland TD3 Electronic Drum Kit.

The drummers speeds are measured by the DRUMOMETER, a device which measures how many drum strokes hit in 60 seconds. The skill and stamina involved is significant and congratulations to all contestants.

Allans Music in partnership with Kosmic Sound in Perth, Roland, TAMA, Sabian and Pro Mark presented this inaugural Australia's Fastest Drummer, an event sanctioned by the World's Fastest Drummer organisation.

And the winners were.....VICTORIAN

Anothony Lichoudaris took out the Fastest Hands with a score of 1019 improving on his state championship socre of 987, and Daniel Presland (Note: from the Melbourne metal band NE OBLIVISCARIS) took out the Fastest Feet Title with a score 870 compared to his state championship score of 926.



The other scores were:
Hands
Matt Saunders, SA 925
Cameron Smith, NSW 917
Todd Hansen, QLD 885
Louis Rando, WA 840

Feet
Michael McCaskill, NSW 851
Ben Mazzarol, WA 849
Dion Ceccato, QLD 847
Chris Fuentes, SA 830

http://www.worldsfastestdrummer.com/
http://www.allans.com.au/promos-wfd-winners.asp
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:11 PM   #2
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Note: At the WFD comp in the USA earlier this year, Tim ‘The Missile’ Yeung (Nile, Hate Eternal, Vital Remains) won with 872 strokes in 60 seconds. So even though we may be a small country, that winning score in the fastest feet is definately a world class result. \m/
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i wonder... can these guys play slow at an even tempo?
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i wonder... can these guys play slow at an even tempo?
Why would they want to do that? Hahah :)
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speed is good but its not everything in drumming.
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i wonder... can these guys play slow at an even tempo?
I just want to SEE the trophy 'Worlds Slowest Drummer.'
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Why would they want to do that? Hahah :)

because it would give them evenness at high tempo's unlike 95% of metal drummers who i consider to have untight feet. (i'm talking live-wise)
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Of course musicality definately comes before technicality, and yes there is far more to drumming than just speed. But there is still something to marvelling at virtuosity by itself.. :)

For those interested in checking out the music from the band of the recently crowned 'fastest feet in Australia':

Taken from Ne Obliviscaris' performance at the Arthouse in Melbourne, Australia on July 15, 2006; this is a video of the composition entitled 'Of the Leper Butterflies':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAdYRKKXfOA

Hope you enjoy it.

Atheny (violin/clean vocals- Ne Obliviscaris)

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Old 08-05-2006, 03:36 PM   #9
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The Australian guys had much better foot times than the guy who just took the world title in Austin, Texas a couple of weeks ago. But nothing the Australians had in the hands competition was in the ballpark with that Matt Smith kid, a jazz drummer who scored an official 1109 that week to take the new world title. You know its intrersting evansduality how nobody ever asks slow players if they're fast enough to keep up or have enough endurace on a gig for it to even matter.
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Thumbs up wfd comp Gawler

hey um can anyone tell me where to get all info on this comp in gawler like when it is again etc.. im a drummer and would like to see how many single stroke tas i can get if anyone can answer thanks! :D
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hey um can anyone tell me where to get all info on this comp in gawler like when it is again etc.. im a drummer and would like to see how many single stroke tas i can get if anyone can answer thanks! :D
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I just want to SEE the trophy 'Worlds Slowest Drummer.'
I might have got that back in 93! (Paramaecium - Exhumed of the earth)
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