Megadeth have officially announced that Dirk Verbeuren from Soilwork is their new full-time drummer.
Dirk initially entered the ‘Deth fold as a temporary replacement for Chris Adler, who had since left the band to fully focus on Lamb of God.
Dave Mustaine noted: “Chris Adler’s contributions are sure to be felt for years to come. Megadeth has been revitalized by Chris’s playing, as well as his excellent suggestion of Dirk Verbeuren to drum with us. Tremendous thanks to Chris, and a big welcome to Dirk.”
Adler, who described Dirk as one of the “top three drummers in the world,” stated: “It has been an honor and a pleasure to join my favorite band of all time, and to be a part of their return to the top. I had an amazing time with everyone involved, from the writing, arranging and recording, to the touring and friendships built along the way.