On tour with STAHLZEIT – Europe’s biggest Rammstein Tribute Band

I had a blast at a couple of Stahlzeit Shows with thousands of people each night with lots of fire and explosion.

It was a true priviledge to play with those great guys!

Pictures by Jana Breternitz and NaMeer

Good times with Thomas Lang

Surreal and fantastic moment: Thomas listening to me playing his kit.
Thomas is by far one of the best drummers and drumming-sensations in the world, had worked with the biggest artists (Falco, @paulgilbert_official ,…), a hard working professional musician in LA and I am very lucky to call him a friend.
If someone would have told me when I was 13 years and watching his instructional DVDs for hours every day (literally everyday) that I would sit on his kit and jam with him I’d never believed it. Thanks for all your time, advices, help and on-going friendship, Thomas

Jury Member at JUGEND MUSIZIERT – germanys biggest music competition

A very special experience as a juror at Germany’s biggest music competition Jugend Musiziert is over.
There was massive of talent at a very young age, great teachers and I was in perfect company with other jury members.
I feel very privileged to be part of this as one of the youngest jury members at this competition with a big big history and prestige

Good times with Moritz Mueller, Daniel Weber and Thomas Festa

Good times in Hamburg. Had a wonderful hang with these killer musicians at a Gianna Naninni show. @moritzmuellerdrums @dani_el_weber thomas Festa

TV Spot Recording at Studio 59

Good times in Hamburg.
Here‘s the story: My good friend Thomas Bostelmann , who is phenomenal music producer, musician (The Lion‘s King musical) and a great person called me spontaneously today if I could fill-in for a live-recording while being filmed. I recorded three songs by chart in a couple of takes.
The music was written for a German TV production. Since I love to practice complicated drumming stuff these kind of professional jobs always get me back on my toes what being a working drummer is all about: having time and a good timing (ha!), being spontaneous, being able to read music and understand what and HOW to play drums with and for the music! (And always charge your phone to get calls )

NEW MUSIC: “METAL MACHINE” by Tobias Mertens

hey people,
I got a new song out on my YouTube channel and I really hope that you would like to check it out. 
I hope you have fun!

Guitar Cover ACDC “Let Me Put My Love Into You”

Get tabs here: http://tobias-mertens.de/lessons

Drum Site Festival 2017 Interview and Performance Best Of

Thanks to Axel Mikolajczak and Meinl, Tama, Rohema, Evans and Audix for having me at the Drum Site Festival 2017

Rage Against The Machine “Take The Power Back” guitar solo cover

Get the tabs here: http://tobias-mertens.de/lessons

Guitar Magazin Riffalong Workshop “THE DOORS”

5 great Riffs and Solos by THE DOORS – GUITAR magazine Riff Along Workshop 1/18