Before you check out Trivium at this year's Trespass America Tour, check out drummer Nick Augusto giving some pointers on how to do the blast-beat technique.

The recently famed technique has become a metal phenomenon in the past decade, especially on the harder and darker side of metal.

You can be sure that there will be plenty of blast-beats when Trivium hits the Hub on July 24. Personally, I can't wait for this show!

Check out what Nick Augusto has to say about blast-beats and see if you can fulfill the requirements to bang out your own on your own kit.