While capable of playing many instruments and styles, Derek is most widely known as a phenomenal drummer in the Death Metal community having performed with such bands as: Hate Eternal, Malevolent Creation, Nile, Divine Empire, Aurora Borealis and Council Of The Fallen. This is, however not the extent of his talent. Derek is an avid drummer of many styles and has performed as a strictly Jazz, Blues, Rock and nearly anything else musician.
Derek Roddy is now using the Vater 5B Wood, Misc. brushes/specialty sticks.
Additional new Vater Artists Include:
- Cody Hanson (Hinder)
- Mark Stepro (Ben Kweller)
- Darius Manee (Lyrics Born)
- Steve Flynn (Gnostic/Atheist)
- Graham Broad (Roger Waters)
- Evan Johns (Hurt)