Fernando Lemus – Drum Cover – As I Lay Dying – My Own Grave

Hello everyone, my name is Fernando Lemus, and I’m based in San Antonio Texas. I started playing drums in 2006 at the age of 11. I grew up watching other drummers like George Kollias, Derek Roddy, Tommy Igoe, and Mike Portnoy, trying to emulate their styles & performances. I wanted to be like them, always striving for more out of their instruments while already pushing the envelope. It led to me rehearsing for hours on end always pushing myself and trying to be just a little bit better each day.

This video is me performing ‘My Own Grave,’ by As I Lay Dying.

Former drummer for Silence the Messenger (2011-2016) I’m currently freelance, providing engineering and session work from my home recording studio, Proteus Studios.

While I currently don’t have any shows coming up, my good friends and old band-mates in, Within the Ruins, will be going out on the road with As I Lay Dying in November! Be sure to check them out! 

11/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red

11/3 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

11/5 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall

11/6 – Dallas, TX @ Trees 

11/7 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s

11/8 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater 

11/9 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater

11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex 

11/12 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey 

11/13 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater 

11/14 – Reno, NV @ Cargo 

11/15 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver 

11/16 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater 

11/17 – Riverside, CA @ Concert Lounge 

11/18 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse

Fernando’s Gear:


Vic Firth X5AN 

All DW/PDP Drums 

X7 Series Silver to Black sparkle fade Maple shells

Rack Toms



Floor Tom


Kick drums(2)



DW 14×8 Performance Series Stainless Steel Snare

DW 14×6.5 Cherry Red Performance Series Maple Snare 

Sabian Cymbals:

10 HHX Evolution Splash 

12 HHX Evolution Splash 

13 HHX Evolution Hi-hats 

14 HHX Evolution Hi-hats 

14 HHX Evolution China 

18 HHX Evolution Crash (2) 

19 AAX Holy China 

21 AAX Raw Bell Dry Ride 


Axis Percussion DR-A21(2) w/ E-kits 


Roland SPDS to controller triggers & samples


Remo Coated Emperors on all toms 

Remo Pinstripe on the resonant side 



Remo Black X on batter

Remo Diplomat on the resonant side 


Remo Emperor coated on batter 

Remo Ambassador Hazy on the resonant side  


Remo Power-Sonic

Fernando’s Links:



Instagram: @LifeofFern

Twitter: @FernProteus

For booking please feel free to email me at: