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Check out drummer Luke Holland’s stack-filled playthrough of Polyphia’s Neurotica

Genre-bending instrumental band Polyphia recently returned with a new song, Neurotica (opens in new tab), which is featured on their up-coming album Remember That You Will Die. 

The band also announced that session drummer Luke Holland (Hollywood Undead, Falling In Reverse, Jason Richardson) , had been invited to collaborate on the new material.

Here, Luke Holland plays through Neurotica, explaining in the video’s description, “These are the parts I wrote and then recorded. What you hear on the album might have changed due to what [Polyphia drummer] Clay Aeschliman felt was right for the song, and he did a great job as always. A massive thank you to Polyphia (Tim, Clay squared and Scott) for having me be a part of this album.”

Armed with a trio of cymbal stacks (including his signature Meinl Luke Holland Bullet and Baby Stacks), an exotic DW kit and a poppin’ DW snare, Holland plays his way through the song's rage beat-inspired main groove with accents abound.



We’ve included the Polyphia album version here for comparison too. Polyphia - Remember That You Will Die’s release date is still TBC, but the album is available to pre-order here (opens in new tab)

Stuart Williams
Stuart Williams

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.