Handy Grooves- METAL DRUMS

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Have a sick guitar riff, but need an equally wicked drum groove to piss off the neighbors? Or perhaps you need an aggressive drumbeat to get the creativity flowing and your girlfriend screaming at you? We’ve got you.


This collection of Metal drum loops will provide you with everything from super simple beats to drum grooves so convoluted; they should be made illegal.


Whether you are into Heavy Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Progressive Metal, Groove Metal, or some precious metal, you’ll be riffing out in style for hours on end with these drum loops.


Included in the Metal drum loop collection are:

  • A total of 312 Metal midi drum loops with variations on closed hats, open hats, and ride, making
  • a total of 104 unique Metal rhythms
  • A variety of tempos: slow, medium, fast, ultra-fast
  • Blast beats
  • Double kick grooves
  • Simple Metal grooves
  • Syncopated Metal beats (the barely legal shit)
  • Tom grooves
  • Half-time Metal grooves
  • Metal shuffle and half time Metal shuffle grooves
  • 6/8 Metal grooves
  • Variable hats allow you to adjust the amount of openness on the go, with the help of CC4
  • 203 accompanying drum fills


This collection of Metal drum loops was made to be used with the Handy Drums Metal Standard virtual sampled drumset. They will not work with BeatBuddy.

Type: Midi Loops

Size: 1MB


 Goran Rista

Format: MIDI- Type 0, Type 1

Genre: METAL


(Win 7+)  (MacOS 10.11+, dual binary)

Killer Metal drum beats on your track with a few mouse clicks.

Use them out of the box or as a foundation for your own custom grooves.

For producers and songwriters alike.

Handy Grooves: highly-usable Metal drum loops

Handy Grooves: Highly-usable Metal drum loops

You don’t want a drum loop that sounds like a firecracker had gone off in the drummer’s pants.

This collection of Metal drum beats starts from the very basic and builds on that foundation to bring you an exhaustive assortment of highly usable Metal grooves.


For wusses and madmen alike, these Metal drum grooves cover all grounds. 

As with all drum loop packs from the Handy Grooves collection, the Metal Drums are …well, handy!

They snap together beautifully, particularly when you meld
the appropriate genre-flavoured grooves with their respective kits.


The grooves are very usable, the MIDI obviously editable,
and the price pretty modest given what’s on offer.


A turnkey way to stay focused on your creativity and songwriting
without worrying about the details.


Injected with Human Feel

Zoomed in view of midi note off grid indicating human feel

Mathematical perfection is not desired in music, more times than not. Slight deviations from the rigid grid make a drum groove “swing” or feel natural.


While these Metal drum loops contain a perfectly consistent feel through the grooves, those grooves are not robotic as they do not conform to the equal mathematical grid.

Zoomed in view of midi note off grid indicating human feel

Expertly Edited

Expertly Edited

What matters are the end results: great-sounding metal drum grooves.


Merely recording even a world-class Metal drummer on an e-drumset doesn’t guarantee the results will translate to an acoustic-like performance.


We carefully edit or program each note so that what you hear sounds as close as possible to what a great drummer would sound on acoustic drums. We then ensure that the feel is consistent throughout and that the grooves loop seamlessly.


Demonstration of dynamics of midi files

We, human drummers, play drums dynamically. In addition to playing entire song sections softer or louder, every bar contains micro-dynamics.

Micro-dynamics are the differences between accented and unaccented notes. Without them, a perfectly natural drum groove ends up sounding robotic and fake.


Handy Grooves Metal Drums contain completely natural micro-dynamics. They playback as if a human drummer would play them.

Demonstration of dynamics of midi files

“In the Pocket”

“In the Pocket”

Together, human feel, proper articulations, and consistent groove make these Metal drum loops sound this good and “in the pocket.”


If you can’t get the world’s greatest metal drummer to lay down your drum tracks, these drum loops will be your next best thing. Remember: with great power comes great responsibility. Use accordingly.

Practical time-saver

Someone once said: “Programming drum loops is as fun as having a root canal done”. 😂

Avoid the pain when you use one of our midi Metal drum loops as your starting point.


With the main beat, dynamics, and human feel already in place, customize them by muting, dragging, changing the notes, or even drum kits while preserving the original human elements.

Variable Hi-hats

Variable Hi Hats- What Are They And How To Utilize Them Within Handy Drums?

Variable Hi-hats

Variable hi-hats allow you to easily adjust how open or how close a hi-hat is played. Handy Grooves METAL DRUMS loops were created for Handy Drums plugins, which accomplish variable hi-hats in the most practical and easy way possible.


The hi-hats utilize only two midi notes: one for the edge and the other for the tip sounds and you can regulate the openness by utilizing the CC4.


This approach streamlines something that was previously more of a time sink of assigning notes to each articulation.


Watch the video to see how easy it is to do this.

Made For Each Other  ❤

Handy Drums METAL STANDARD plugin

Award-winning Handy Drums Metal Standard plugin GUI and 3D box artwork

Don’t leave without it. Handy Drums METAL STANDARD, our ultra-realistic sampled drum kit will take your programmed metal drum tracks to the next level.


Handy Drums and Handy Grooves is a perfect pairing for the singer-songwriter, musician, or producer who wants to get a professional-sounding drum track up and grooving.


Looking for something less aggressive? Try one of the other relevant sampled drum kits. With sound varieties abound, you are set to find the one that blends right into your song.


While our Metal midi loops conform to GM drum mapping wherever practical, they were created as the perfect accompaniment to our virtual drum instruments.

Award-winning Handy Drums Metal Standard plugin GUI and 3D box artwork


Meet the drummer producer Goran Rista

Goran Rista is a professional session drummer and producer based out of Miami, FL, and founder of GoranGrooves.com.


He has created around 25 virtual drum instruments, and over 13,000 midi drum beats and drum fills, making him one of the world’s most prolific drum loop producers.


Goran’s drum set libraries and drum loops are used by over 85,000 musicians and producers in both live and recording settings.


Read more here.

Meet the drummer producer Goran Rista

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