Kit Tour: Imonolith's Ryan Van Poederooyen

Since joining The Devin Townsend Band - and subsequently the Devin Townsend Project -  in the early noughties (after being recommended by none other than Gene Hogland), Ryan Van Poederooyen has never ceased to amaze with his meticulous blend of speed, power and tastefully-crafted drum parts.

These days, Ryan is focussing on his current project, Imonolith - alongside vocalist Jon Howard (Threat Signal) and guitarist Brian ‘Beav’ Waddell (Devin Townsend Project), guitarist Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy) and bassist Scott Whalen (Econoline Crush) - whose debut album, State Of Being, blends metal, hard rock, industrial and grunge influences.

In the video above, Ryan takes us on a tour of his live and recording drum kit - comprising some tasty gear from Sonor, Sabian, Trick and more. Check out studio footage of the same kit below. 

Ryan Van Poederooyen: Full setup

Drums - Sonor SQ2 Vintage Maple

Bass drums: 22”x18” (x2)

Toms: 8”x8”, 10”x8”, 12”x8”, 14”x14”, 16”x16”

Snare: Sonor 14”x6” Artist Bronze


Cymbals - Sabian

9” Radia Chime
10” HHX Evolution Splash
12” HHX Evolution Splash
14” HHX Evolution Chinese
14” Evolution Hi-Hats   
18” HHX Evolution O-zone Crash  
19” HHX X-Plosion Crash (x2)
19” Paragon Chinese
20” HHX X-plosion Crash
21” HH Custom Ride (based on a 22” HH Power Bell)
21” AA Holy China 


Heads - Evans

Toms: Evans G2 Clear/ Evans Genera Resonant
Snare: SD Dry/Hazy 300
Bass drum: EMAD Clear batter
Evans EQ Pad
Sticks: Regal Tip 2BX
Microphones: Audio Technica

Ryan also endorses Hardcase drum cases and the Drum Dial tuner

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.