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Sam Applebaum

Veil of Maya


With MEINL since:



February 17, 1986

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Chicago, IL

Currently living in:

Oak Park, IL

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

The rents Toyotas

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Eat Chipotle and sloth-out...

Favorite Food:

Pizza and Mexican food

Favorite Drink:

Arizona Raspberry Iced Tea


Chris Edwards

Highlight of your career so far:

I have to admit that earning a sponsor from MEINL is one of my most fulfilling accomplishments. Besides the sponsorship, I’m proud to say that I’ve had the privilege to travel the entire country along side of some of the sickest drummers in heavy music.

Drumming strengths:

I’ve come a long way on my hand speed and the ability to play complex patterns.

Drumming means to me:

Basically, my entire life revolves around drumming. I have to admit that I’d be one stressful dude without them.

Advice for up and coming drummers:

I’d say that it’s extremely important to practice at every opportunity. Watching other drummers play is a great way to learn, everyone has something that they bring to the table.  When I had my iPod, I used to practice to various bands and rap beats.  Rap beats keep a constant loop of percussion so it’s fun picking up and adding my own flavor.

How would you describe yourself:

I’m a laid back goof who enjoys a good time.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

”Verrrry exciting....Grinder!”