Paul Wandtke

Paul Wandtke


Paul is the drummer and founder of BEDLEM ( Prior to Bedlem, Paul Wandtke got his start as a work for hire drummer, taking the world stage via drumming for the famous hit musical ROCK OF AGES to even drumming for the heavy metal titans TRIVIUM performing at major festivals with 40,000 to 100,000 crowds such as Germanys *Graspop Metal Meeting 2016, *Download France 2016, Chicago Open Air 2016, Welcome to Rockville, and many, many more.

Paul Wandtke has been featured in Modern Drummer's 2016 November issue w/ a four page article all and everything about his career.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    Knotfest w/ Trivium on Dec 5th, 2015 to a crowd of 40,000 people! It was my first show with the metal group Trivium of which Mike Mangini (Dream Theater) got me in touch with. The show was amazing considering I only had 3 days to learn their 45 min set :)
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    Songwriting! Love getting into the studio and plotting vocal melodies and creating drum parts that drive the bus for the song's arrangement.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    I joined Vic Firth in 2008 and haven't looked back! Once in you're in you are family as they say. I couldn't imagine using a different brand of stick. My go to stick choice is and has been Extreme 5B's for a while now!