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Raja Meissner | Breaking boundaries with kick-ass metal drumming

Raja Meissner drummer

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Raja Meissner has exploded on social media over the past year or so. Originally discovered from her Slipknot drum covers Raja has shown she is a future force of metal drumming.

Let’s find out more about Raja.

Who is Raja Meissner?

Raja Meissner is a metal drummer from Frankfurt, Germany born on 6th March 2000. At the age of 13, Raja took up the drums teaching her self how to play. Like most drummers, Raja joined a school band playing cover songs but quickly progress and played shows across Germany at the age of 17 with the band Psychovillage. 

In 2019 Raja took the move to start uploading her cover performances online. Instagram is her main channel but many of her videos can also be found on YouTube.

If you are a fan of metal music you will know the vast majority of metal drummers are males. It is no small feat to break the boundaries and grow as fast as Raja has. This is a true testament to her playing and passion.

Raja Meissner on Instagram

Raja has a massive following on Instagram sitting at 415,000 followers at the time of writing. And this is for good reason. She plays the drums with conviction, energy and passion. It is clear to see the Raja loves playing the drums. 

Most of her videos are drum covers of bands such as Slipknot, System of a Down, Avenged Sevenfold and various other metal band but you will come across lifestyle content as well. This allows Raja to break the boundaries and make a personal connection with her fans. Something that is often lacking from online drummer personalities. 

If you are looking for longer versions of Raja’s covers, check out her YouTube channel. Even though it isn’t her main focus she still has a staggering 172,000 subscriber and over 8.5 million views. 

Going professional

Now Raja has a large following she has taken to decision to go professional making drumming her full-time career. This is a big move and she is still very early into her journey. 

If you want to support Raja through the early days of her career check out her Patreon page. You can gain access to exclusive content and merch as well as get lessons from the songs she covers.

Currently, even though Raja has a large audience she is yet to leverage it in such a way that other drummers have like 66Samus for example. 

Bands played in

Raja Meissner is currently a member of the band Risen from Shadows. They are a metalcore band from Germany who is currently working on a cover album. As they would describe “the darkest covers of the sweetest songs.”

Check out “Sugar” from the upcoming album.

Raja has also been teasing another band for a long time but nothing seems to have been released yet. Keep an eye out for “Royce Millenium” on Instagram.


Raja is lucky enough to already be endorsed by an incredible lineup of companies.

Raja Meissner drum kit

Check them out:

  • Meinl Cymbals
  • Yamaha Drums
  • Promark Drumsticks
  • Evans Heads
  • sE Electronics

Find more from Raja Meissner

Raja is available on most of the social channels. Make sure you go and follow her on the links below:

Our thoughts

Raja Meissner has grown at such an incredible pace in such a short period. At the age of 21 at the time of writing, she still has her whole career ahead of her. 

It is going to be interesting how Raja users her large audience to grow her career. Will she become a long time band member, a session player, a tutor or a clinician? 

Who knows! It is going to be interesting to see how her career developers in the coming years and we can’t wait to follow her journey! 

The author

I’ve been playing the drums for over 15 years and I still love them! I am mostly a metal drummer but I am currently working on groove and applying rudiments to the kit!

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