Ryan Van Poederooyen
Ryan "RVP" Van Poederooyen is a positive, ambitious and creative 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 newly formed metal band - Terror Syndrome (2007-Current), he 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, clinician and teaches drums privately when time allows.
Ryan has done studio sessions for producers such as Brian Howes (Nickelback, Hinder, Puddle of Mud, Daughtry), 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) and their hit single 'Tongue Tied', Christofer Malmström's (Darkane) solo project named Non-Human Level (Listenable Records), and the progressive rock album Oniric Metal by Lalu (Lion Music) and last but not least RVP has played on seven Devin Townsend Records :
Devin Townsend Band - Accelerated Evolution - 2003
Devin Townsend Band - Synchestra - 2006
Devin Townsend Project - Addicted - 2009
Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction - 2011
Devin Townsend Project - Epicloud - 2012
Devin Townsend Project - Z2 - Sky Blue 2014
Devin Townsend Project - Z2 - Dark Matters 2014
Ryan has also drummed on the following live Devin Townsend DVD's:
Devin Townsend Band - Safe Zone, Live at Greenhouse Studios, Vancouver, BC, Canada - 2006
Devin Townsend Project - By A Thread, Live in London, England - 2012
Devin Townsend Project - The Retinal Circus, Live at the Roundhouse, London, England - 2013
Devin Townsend Project - Live at Royal Albert Hall, London, England - 2015
Terror Syndrome, the metal band Ryan created, consists of RVP on drums, Dave Padden (Annihilator) on Vocals, Dave Young (Devin Townsend Project) on Guitars and Mike Young (ex-Devin Townsend Band) 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 (SYL, Fear Factory, 3 Inches of Blood), Christofer Malmstrom (Darkane) and Grammy nominated Session Bass Player Michael Manring. Terror Syndrome's debut album has been released world wide through on-line distributors like iTunes, amazon MP3 and many more.
Currently RVP keeps himself busy 6 to 8 months of the year, rehearsing, playing live shows and recording albums with the Devin Townsend Project. They have toured non-stop, since the start of 2010, through tons of countries world-wide. Touring stops over the years include their home country of Canada to the U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, South America, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Scandinavia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Russia and almost every country in Europe. The list of new territory for the DTP to tour gets bigger every year. The DTP have been on bills as a support act to bigger bands but they also continue to headline 1000-5000 seat venues world-wide, right up to big European Festivals.
For much more info on RVP you can go to his website - www.rvpdrums.com