Derek Roddy (born August 28, 1972) is an American drummer, originally from South Carolina. His ability to record entire drum tracks in one or two takes earned him the nickname "One Take."
Though he may be known as the second drummer of Hate Eternal, he has also played and recorded with Nile, Malevolent Creation, Divine Empire, Council of the Fallen (where he also played guitar), Today Is the Day, Traumedy, and Aurora Borealis. On March 28, 2006, Derek Roddy announced his departure from Hate Eternal. In February 2006, Roddy was briefly named as the drummer for Blotted Science, but was unable to record due to conflicting schedules. Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler had also been considered for the project.
Since his departure from Hate Eternal in 2006, he has become a featured drum clinician for several companies, including Meinl Cymbals, Vater Percussion, Shure, and Sonor Drums. He's performed at the Singapore Drum Festival, NAMM Show, Meinl Drum Festival, DrummerLive, PASIC, and at the 2008 Modern Drummer Festival - a performance which has since been released in the DVD format by Hudson Music. Thus far, he has performed on every continent except Antarctica - either as a clinician or touring musician.