Trym Torson, worldwide known as the EMPEROR's drummer, launched a challenge for drummers worldwide, the #1Minute2Metal, where Trym will choose and live stream his review of the 10 best contestants, rewarding the drummer with the most well executed, creative and complex entry.

Maurício Velasco, drummer of the Brazilian heavy metal band IGNITED, recorded his entry with the help of his band mate, the guitarist Dalton Castro, and the result can be seen at

About his participation Maurício commented: "I heard that Trym Torson, Emperor's drummer, launched his Drum Challenge and I decided to participate, after all, it is a worldwide contest. I recorded the video in my home studio, with only 3 microphones. I recorded audio, video and sent it to Dalton Castro to make the mix, the result is there."

Drummers interested to join the challenge can submit their videos until April 19th. All contest information is available here.

After released their debut album "Steelbound" via Voice Music last year, IGNITED started producing a live album, recorded during a gig alongside Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The production is being handled by Thiago Bianchi (NOTURNALL, ex-SHAMAN), and it will be released by the end of the year.

While the live album isn't released, check out the band's video for "Ignition" at

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