The world’s first digital drumming competition for extreme metal drummers, judged by metal drummers. The Blast Off Drum Competition has gone digital and will be a regular feature in Sick Drummer Magazine. Kicking off on November 1, contestants will create a 3 minute (or less) drum solo video and upload it to a location to be [...]
Music related competitions always puzzle me.
Maybe I'm too attached to a kind of purist music-for-the-sake-of-art mentality, but music competitions strike me as a strange way of taking artistic performance skills and turning them into a competitive sport.
I suppose if it motivates some players to spend more time working on their chops that could be a good thing.