Video: Indonesian Man Plays Dream Theater on Homemade Drum Kit, Slays It


Where there is a will, there is a way, and an Indonesian man named Deden Noy wasn’t about to let his lack of money or access to a real drum kit stop him from pursuing his love of music. Using buckets, tape (a lot of tape) and discarded scraps of metal, Noy was able to fashion a full, working drum kit and teach himself how to play. That in itself is impressive enough.

But it’s what happened next that truly warm the cockles of our blackened hearts: Noy posted a cover of himself playing Dream Theater’s “Metropolis, Part 1” to YouTube — that’s quite a technical song, in case you don’t know it — that’s since garnered over 800,000 views, including one by a very special person: the man who first recorded it, Mike Portnoy.

Needless to say, Portnoy loved it. What’s more, he convinced his pals at Tama and Sabian to send Noy a full, proper drum kit!

Portnoy, commenting on Facebook, explained:

“Over the past few weeks, I’ve gotten HUNDREDS (maybe even thousands?) of DM’s, messages, texts, tags etc from people all around the world sending me links to Deden Noy playing a lot of my songs on his homemade kit. https://youtu.be/TTdAFjJPmug His talents are indeed incredible and I am in the process of arranging to get him a new kit & cymbals with the incredible support from Tama and Sabian ???? We’ll keep you posted…”

You can watch the clip of “Metropolis” below. We can’t wait to see what Noy can do with a real kit to work with.

[via Metal Injection]

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