Ryan Van Poederooyen
BAND: Devin Townsend Project
Ryan "RVP" Van Poederooyen is a young and ambitious drummer from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He mainly owes his fame to being the drummer for Devin Townsend in the Devin Townsend Project (2009-Current) and the now defunct The Devin Townsend Band (2002-2006). Ryan play's drums for his recently formed metal band - Terror Syndrome (2007-Current). RVP also plays in another side-band called Ten Ways (2008-Current) a progressive rock band formed by former ex-Devin Townsend Band members Dave and Mike Young. Outside of the bands that Ryan plays for, he offers his services as a professional live or studio session drummer and teaches drums privately as well.
Ryan has done studio sessions for producers such as Brian Howes (Hinder, Puddle of Mud, Daughtry, Hedley), Chad Kroeger (Nickelback), Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, The Tea Party, Josh Groban) among many more..... In the last 10 years, he has performed on many studio albums, to mention a few - Faber Drive (Universal Records - 2008) and their hit single 'Tongue Tied', Christofer Malmström's (Darkane) solo project named Non-Human Level (Listenable Records - 2006), and the progressive rock album Oniric Metal by Lalu (Lion Music - 2004) and RVP has played on three Devin Townsend Records :
Devin Townsend Band - Accelerated Evolution - 2003
Devin Townsend Band - Synchestra - 2006
Devin Townsend Project - Addicted - 2009
Terror Syndrome, Ryan's metal band consists of RVP on drums, Dave Padden (Annihilator) on Vocals, Dave Young (Devin Townsend Project, Ten Ways) on Guitars and Mike Young (ex-Devin Townsend Band, Ten Ways) on Bass Guitar. RVP released Terror Syndrome's debut album world-wide on July 10th, 2008. Ryan recorded the drums, wrote all the music, some lyrics and produced the record. Shaun Thingvold (Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad) engineered the record. The album was recorded at the luxurious Armoury Studios in Vancouver, BC, Canada and was mixed by Devin Townsend at Greenhouse Studios. Terror Syndrome features an impressive list of collaborators, ranging from Devin Townsend, to Alex Skolnick (Testament), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle),Byron Stroud (Fear Factory), Christofer Malmstrom (Darkane) and Grammy nominated Session Bass Player Michael Manring. Terror Syndrome's debut album has been released world wide through the following on-line distributors:
* Amazon MP3
Terror Syndrome plays live shows when they have time outside of commitments to the Devin Townsend Project. RVP has begun writing for the follow up album to their self-titled debut album. Expect a new release in 2011-2012.
Ten Ways formerly Ten Ways from Sunday consists of RVP on Drums, Eric Severinson on Vocals, Dave Young (Devin Townsend Project, Terror Syndrome) on Guitars and Mike Young (ex-Devin Townsend Band, Terror Syndrome) on Bass. Ten Ways released their debut album 'The Solution' in May 2010. The album was recorded by Engineer/Mixer/RVP's brother, Jay Van Poederooyen (Hinder, Daughtry, Puddle of Mud, Hedley) at the very popular VanHowes Studios in Vancouver, BC, Canada. JVP also mixed the record at VanHowes Studios.Ten Ways is currently promoting the new album and playing live shows during breaks from Ryan's and Dave's commitments to the Devin Townsend Project. The new Ten Ways album can be bought online at iTunes.
Currently, Ryan recently rejoined forces with Devin Townsend and is drumming in Devin's new project called the Devin Townsend Project. Ryan played drums on the new Devin Townsend Project's album "Addicted" released world-wide in November, 2009. The DTP are currently following their 2009 release up with a World Tour in 2010-2011. Stops throughout the next year or two will include the USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, Japan, their home country Canada and other possibilities are being looked at as the year moves on.
Lastly, Ryan is also currently teaching a handful of drum students privately and continues to do Studio Session Work when he has the time. You can contact Ryan regarding Studio Session Work or Private Drum Lessons via www.rvpdrums.com
In closing, some words from RVP himself: Drumming is a part of me that I will never let go of. It's an instrument and a passion that brings me happiness and peace. There is not a day I don't realize the accomplishments that I have achieved, that have made me a positive, happy and most of all.... a 'HUMBLE' individual. My drumming career is always a work in progress. I can always improve on my drumming and always climb the ladder to musical scenarios that continually get better and better. My desire and wanting to play the drums is like a marriage if you will, a lifelong commitment that I have chosen. It's exciting thinking about my future with drumming and music. I look forward to doing any session gig, recording any album, playing live and getting my hands on any drum I can.... what a gratifying feeling. The journey continues... - RVP