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Dimmu Borgir's Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski Awarded "Top Drummer"

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DIMMU BORGIR/ex-VADER drummer Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski took first place in the "Rock Metal" category in Poland's largest drum magazine, Top Drummer.

Daray played his final concert with VADER on August 30, 2008 as part of the band's 25-year anniversary show at Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland. The gig, which was sold out, also featured performances from GRAVE, ROTTING CHRIST, DISMEMBER, GOREFEST, MARDUK, NILE, ENTOMBED and SAMAEL.

In a late 2008 interview with Metal-Rules.com, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz was asked how he would you rank Daray against all the other drummers the Norwegian black metal band has worked with over the years. "I would say that he is the most steady and consistent drummer I've ever played with, no matter what," he replied. "He's extremely reliable, hard-working, determined and he really, really pushes himself, you know? Even if he plays a really killer show and the rest of us have nothing to complain about, he still is not happy. It's not good enough. That's the attitude we need, you know? After all, the drummer is the engine in the band and you won't get anywhere if you only have oil and gas…you need the engine to work too…so… he's awesome."

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1. btbamfav20 writes:

well duh! his blast beats in Allegiance is the fastest i've ever heard! AND he throws is some highspeed fills too, he's absolutely nuts lol

now listening to: "Blue Blast - Winning The Rainbow" - The Black Mages

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2. naumatorrr writes:

Daray is only live drummer in Dimmu Borgir. his main band is Hunter!

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3. zarathustra_999 writes:

The drummer from Butcher ABC is intense too. Saw them live once and the guy was just a blur.

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4. ChassMasterPlus writes:

he is pretty titsola, gravity blasts enough to make your head spin.....though i have seen better...but not many

# Mar 12, 2009 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. TRIPLE L writes:

Well deserving of this award.....hes gotta be in the current top 3 or 4 drummers out right now worldwide....and being in one of the best black metal groups ever helps as well....the last 2 or 3 years DB has soared in poularity....seeing them live in 07 and 08 and the crowds......noticed a huge difference

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6. darkness viking writes:

forgive me for i've been out of the loop, but when did hellhammer leave?

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7. Rubyred writes:

Well, now that's awesome news for a very deserving hard-working musician Daray whom I 1st saw his musicianship talents in my VADER "And Blood was shred in Warsaw" (I'm like it was...'how tragic!) DVD, it's a killer live "treasure" performance by the fame veteran band Vader (Peter/Piotr & Co & music guest are just awesome, in this Classic live performance throughout). It was still is heartwrenching that his no longer in the band Vader. Yet it is wonderful to know Daray is now jamming w/the haunting Masters of Black Metal DIMMU BORGIR and plus working with VESANIA (w/Orion of BEHEMOTH fame) his other heart band which his a major part of. DARAY is an extraodinary "calm-War machine" drummer and it's cool to see him get a just honor in this way as #1 Drummer in this highly esteem Polish music magazine "Top Drummer" congratulations to you, Daray you definately earned it! cheers.

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