Hey Drummers,

Here we are looking at the Assassin drum fill. That is to say that mesmerising drum fill from Dominic Howard in the Muse song titled Assassin from their 2006 Black Holes & Revolutions album. It’s really simple once you break it down to use three limbs playing a cycle of triplets, but it’s the speed and power that make it sound so effective.

Learn it very slowly and gradually build the speed up.