Dirk Verbeuren – Megadeth

Dirk Verbeuren

  • DOB: 1975
  • Birthplace: Belgium
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 155lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blonde
  • Status: Married
  • Siblings: None, but my cousin Sam is like my brother.
  • First Band: Scarve
  • Other Bands: Soilwork, Bent Sea


  • Band/Album:
    Napalm Death "Scum", Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects "Sol Niger Within", Godflesh "Selfless", Mr Bungle "Disco Volante", Autechre "NTS Sessions"
  • Movie:
    Inception, Interstellar, Alien series, Monty Python’s Holy Grail
  • Meal/Food:
    I eat plant-based (vegan) because I'm against animal cruelty
  • Book:
    Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, Thomas Ligotti "Teatro Grottesco", H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos
  • Historical Figure:
    Jacques Cousteau, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Rob Stewart (RIP) - sharkwater.com, Capt. Paul Watson - seashepherd.org
  • Holiday:
  • Megadeth solo:
    Conquer or Die!
  • Venue:
    I like playing everywhere and anywhere
  • TV shows:
    Breaking Bad, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, American Ninja Warrior
  • Hobbies:
    Relaxing with my wife and pets,Dark Souls, and drumming, of course.
  • Cliché:
    "A man's gotta do what he's gotta do"
  • Sport:
    Skateboarding, track and field, fitness
  • Piece of technology:
  • Vacation Spot:
  • Websites:
    seashepherd.org, oceana.org, Youtube
  • Christmas/holiday song:
    Jimmy Butler " Trim Your Tree"
  • Song from Dystopia:
    The Threat Is Real


  • Most memorable concert:
    Graspop 2016 with my family watching from side stage.
  • What do you like to do to relax while touring:
    Listening to music, sightseeing, finding good records and strong coffee.
  • Occupation if not a musician:
    Husband and animal dad.
  • Musical Influences:
    Prince, Dave Lombardo, Chad Smith, Napalm Death, Godflesh, Beastie Boys, Björk and many, many more…
  • First concert ever seen:
    Public Enemy, Paris, 1991
  • Fondest memory:
    Marrying Hannah Verbeuren.
  • Advice to other bands/musicians:
    Practice, Patience and Perseverance!
  • Most memorable tour story/experience:
    Ozzfest 2005
  • Most important life lesson:
    Listen, keep an open mind, and enjoy every day to the fullest.
  • Morning person or night owl:
    Depends on the timezone I happen to be in.
  • Where/when would you go in a time machine:
    To a time when humanity has abandoned cruelty and learned to treat Earth and its inhabitants with respect and kindness.
  • What 3 items would you want with you on a desert island other than food and water:
    Pillow, boombox and a ticket home.
  • What is the last book you read:
    Neil Gaiman American Gods
  • What is your must-have travel item when you’re on tour:
  • What is your favorite part of the process when you’re recording or preparing to record an album:
    Coming up with a sick beat/riff/lyric and fine-tuning a song structure to perfection.