Benighted Drum Cover Contest With Kevin Paradis – Win T-Cymbals + Signed Benighted EPs

This contest has ended and Kevin has picked the winners… Thank you to all who took the time to learn this very difficult song and put a video together.

Please watch the winners video from Kevin and the individual winning videos below. Congrats to Jorge, Cesar, and Jakob!

The Winners!

  • 1st place – JORGE ARRIAGA: T-Cymbals 21″ MetalShop Giant Bell Ride Cymbal + a Signed Copy of Benighted’s 20-year Anniversary EP


  • 2nd place – CESAR VESVRE: T-Cymbals T-Xtra 10″ Splash Cymbal + a Signed Copy of Benighted’s 20-year Anniversary EP

  • 3rd place – JAKOB HELM: Signed Copy of Benighted’s 20-year Anniversary EP

We will attempt to contact the winners via comments on their videos. If you see this post before your comment, please email your shipping address to: ian[at]

Thank you and Happy Holidays from all of us at SDM and Kevin Paradis!


Sick Drummer Magazine and Kevin Paradis of Benighted are pleased to bring you this Benighted ‘Martyr’ play-through video contest, in cooperation with Season of Mist Records and T-Cymbals. Kevin is insane, so we know this is no easy task for any drummer, but give it a try and get your name out there! If you’re already out there and known, give it a shot for fun! We would love to see entries from all levels. 

Anyone can enter.

Enter To Win One of Three Amazing Prizes!

  • 1st place prize: T-Cymbals 21″ MetalShop Giant Bell Ride Cymbal + a Signed Copy of Benighted’s 20-year Anniversary EP
  • 2nd place prize: T-Cymbals T-Xtra 10″ Splash Cymbal + a Signed Copy of Benighted’s 20-year Anniversary EP
  • 3rd place prize: Signed Copy of Benighted’s 20-year Anniversary EP

How To Enter:

1. Film your video, using any of the resources available below for download. Your video does not have to include the available tracks, but any of them can be included if you prefer. You can use 1-3 camera angles if able, which would consist of a possible left side view, right side view and a foot view.

If you only have one camera, no problem! Just try to angle it where we can see one side of you and both arms clearly, and with your feet in-frame. An overhead shot may be best with one camera. The number of camera angles will not increase your chances of winning. The winners will be picked on the drumming alone, not multi-angles or video editing/production skills.

You can use triggers, but only kick trigger(s) are preferred. Both acoustic and electronic drum kits are allowed to enter. As always… please do not use quantification.

2. Anyone can enter as many times as you like, but if you are under 18 we will need parental permission to include you, or send you any prize.

3. Upload your entry video to your own YouTube Channel and paste a link in the comments on our contest video here:

4. We will add each entry video to a playlist on our channel.

5. Entries must be uploaded and shared with us by November 20th, 2018 at Midnight EST. Kevin will review all entries and we will alert the 3 winners by YouTube message.

Good Luck!

Notation, Drums, and Guitar Files For Download:


Kevin’s Gear:

T-Cymbals from left to right:

18” MetalShop China

14” T-Xtra heavy Hi-hat

11” T-Xtra Bell

17” MetalShop Crash

12” T-Xtra Mini-China

19” MetalShop Crash

13” X-Janissary Stack

22” MetalShop Giant Bell Ride

20” MetalShop China

Pearl Drums:

Masterworks 10-ply mahogany rack and floor toms

10×10, 12×12, 14×14, 16×16

18×24 Kicks – 12-ply mahogany

6.5×13 Snare – 4 inner-plies of birch + 8 outer plies of mahogany

ProMark 808 oak drumsticks

Evans G1, G2, EC, EC2 and Emad heads

Trick Drums USA drum pedals and trigger

2box drum module

Kevin’s Links:

Recorded at Kohlekeller studio, Germany:

Contact Kevin Paradis : contact[at]

Kevin Paradis Youtube Channel:

Kevin Paradis Facebook:

Benighted on Facebook:

Benighted Website:

Season of Mist Records



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