Trym, The world’s most Famous Black Metal Drummer

Trym Torson or just “Trym” is one of those drummers who makes you feel like you can do anything. His simplistic and yet complex approach to drumming is something not of this world. Those who have listened to the drummer would agree that very few can play to his level.

The Norwegian drummer started playing with the Viking metal band Enslaved. He was then invited to play in the black metal band, Emperor. He co-founded Zyklon, in partnership with another Zyklon band member, Samoth.

Trym drummer on the stage

Trym‘s playing style is mainly influenced by jazz. He is known for playing fast, often combining blast beats with double-bass drumming.

Trym, the best Black Metal Drummer

Apart from that, he is also a tattoo artist. Perhaps that could also explain his artistic approach to drumming.  

Trym is a full-time artist. Everything around him seems to revolve around the creative industry. In 2007, his voice was used for an animated character from Metalocalypse. Also, he worked on Egyptian artist Nader Sadek’s project, Faceless. In this instance, he contributed drums for the song Faithless by Steve Turker.

Torson has worked on numerous projects with high-profile drummers. His skills have always amused many listeners. He recorded most of the drums on the album “In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns” by Abigail Williams.

Trym Torson
trym torson

Just recently, he has also joined the film industry as a producer. In the world of metal drumming, very few drummers have left any major mark on the drumming industry as a whole; Torson is one of them. He is such an innovative drummer in that every song he works on seems to be clearly distinguishable from others.

“I can listen to Torson’s work all day and never get tired.” said one of his fans in an interview with a local drum magazine. “He has a way of bringing the drum to life and making it seem as though they are talking back at him. You can hear every message with great clarity.”

Torson is not just a drummer but an artist as well. When working on a project, he draws the perfect picture in his mind and carries it to the drum heads.

It is his lightning speed and thunderous energy which amuses many. One might even mistake that he has a metronome in his head that helps keep time. Even at the highest speeds, Torson will always make sure the band is smooth sailing.

His skills have grown due to his commitment. He is one drummer who takes every project very seriously and turns it into a success story.

If you are looking for a hard rock metal drummer who understands the market, this is your guy. He has played for many bands, growing in experience with every group.  

Current and former bands include:

  • Emperor
  • Enslaved
  • Imperium
  • Satyricon – live session in 2004
  • Shadow Season
  • Paganize
  • Ceremony
  • Zyklon
  • Abigail Williams

Today, he remains one of the most influential drummers of all time in the industry. He is not solely a motivator, but an inspiration to young up-and-coming drummers.

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Andrea is a music lover and an experienced drummer with more than 15 years of drumming with different bands and music projects, such as Seditius and Hermano & the Marines.

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