Adam Jarvis ‘Conjuring The Cull’ Video Contest Winner Announced!

In conjunction with Season of Mist Records, Sick Drummer Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the drum play-through video contest, with drummer Adam Jarvis of Misery Index/Pig Destroyer. While all the entries were great to watch, and much appreciated, Adam picked Matthew Paulazzo’s entry as the winner. Matthew will be receiving a 16” Sabian AA Rock Crash, signed by the members of Misery Index and Pig Destroyer, as well as a copy of “The Killing Gods” CD from Misery Index. But that’s not all… EVERYBODY WINS on this contest! Read below for details, and thank you Season of Mist.


A Little About Matthew Palazzo:

Hailing from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Matt has been playing drums for 8 years. He currently play drums in numerous local acts in the twin cities, such as: Upon His Flesh, Amiensus, and Aetheric and has also played for other acts like: By The Thousands, and In Search of Solace. Matthew loves drumming, particularly extreme metal drumming, and recently started a youtube channel where he intends to start having more covers up on a regular basis. Matt has been hugely inspired by drummers such as: George Kollias, Alex Rudinger, Chason Westmoreland, Hannes Grossman, Anthony Barone and of course Adam Jarvis, to name just a few. He works hard to continue improving, with the intent to be truly great one day. Matthew understands that this can only come through continued hard work and dedication. 

Matt’s Gear:

Gretsch Catalina Birch Kit:

Kick 22″ x 20″

Tom 10″ x 8″

Tom 12″ x 10″

Floor Tom 14″ x 16″

Tama S.L.P Snare – 14″ x 6” with Evans Hybrid Head

Evans Heads

Paiste Dark Energy Signature Crashes 16″ and 18″

Paiste Signature Hi-Hats 14″

Paiste RUDE China 18″

Paiste 2002 Cup Chime 6″

Paiste Alpha Splash

Sabian HH Raw Bell Dry Ride 20″

Trick Pro 1-V Bigfoot Double Pedal

Trick Sb-1 Laser Trigger System

Db Drum Shoes

EVERYBODY WINS! – As there were only a handful of people crazy enough to attempt covering Adam Jarvis, some being as young as 11 years old, Adam and Season of Mist Records have decided to give everyone who entered a prize. All other contestants will be receiving a Limited Misery Index ‘The Killing Gods’ Digibox, which includes: CD in jewel case with slipcase (alternate art on the cover – with bonus track), a metal pin, a printed patch and 3 vinyl stickers!

Here are the other contestants and their entry links:

Jesus Fernandez:

Ethan The Drummer:

Felipe Burgos:


Unbreakable Hatred:

Little Simon:

Congrats to all and thank you for taking the time to enter! Stay tuned for more great contests and prizes from Sick Drummer Magazine!