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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