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Opeth's Martin Axenrot Tops Best Prog Drummer List

12/02/2016
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(Prog) Opeth drummer Martin Axenrot has been named the best drummer in prog this year. The poll was conducted by Music Radar, with 136,000 votes cast. And Axenrot came out on top following the success of Opeth's 12th studio album Sorceress, which was released in September.

It's the second time he's been awarded the accolade after taking the no.1 spot in 2015. Opeth say: "136,000 votes came in for Best Prog Drummer 2016 on MusicRadar's recent poll and for the second year in a row we're proud to announce that Axe has taken the top position. Thank you all who voted."

Other artists who joined the Opeth man feature in the top 10 include Dream Theater's Mike Mangini, Tesseract's Jay Postones and King Crimson's Gavin Harrison. See the full list here.

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