Sunday, 23 October 2016

Ray Luzier: 'Rotting In Vain' by KoRn (Excerpt)

VF Signature Artist Ray Luzier performs an excerpt of 'Rotting In Vain' by KoRn LIVE from their sold out summer tour in Mansfield, Massachusetts!
'Serenity of Suffering' available on iTunes & in-stores TODAY on Roadrunner Records.
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Ray Luzier - 'Rotting In Vain' by KoRn (Excerpt)

Friday, 21 October 2016

Suzuki Himeru: Beni - X JAPAN - Roland V Drum use - 2,649,675 views

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Nick Pierce: Mass Effect 1 Drum Medley - Part 1,2 and 3

Medley arranged by Nick Pierce using sections of the Mass Effect original soundtrack. I do not own rights to any of the music contained within this video.
I arranged this piece while on tour with Unearth, it was a long process requiring a lot of drum programming in Superior Drummer! Not to mention mapping out all the tempos from the Mass Effect Soundtrack, arranging the tracks and ultimately piecing together this medley. The full version is over 12 minutes long so I cut it down into 3 parts which will be released throughout the Fall of 2016.
Video footage was recorded at Fastback Studios in Shoreline Washington.
I proudly used the following setup in the studio:
-Tama Silverstar Drums in Chameleon Sparkle-
8", 10", 12", 16" Toms
20" Kick
Tama SLP Sonic Steel 6.5x13 Snare
Tama Speed Cobra Pedals
Tama Road Pro Cymbal Stands
-Zildjian Cymbals from Left to Right-
19" A-Custom Ultra-hammered China
14" K Light Hi Hats
17" A-Custom Projection Crash
11" K-Custom Hybrid Splash
17" K-Custom Hybrid China / 9" K-Custom Hybrid Splash (Stacked)
12" A Splash
19" A-Custom Projection Crash
21" A-Custom Mega Bell Ride
10" Trashformer
21" A-Custom Ultra-hammered China
Promark 5B Forward Balance Acorn Tip
Evans EC2 batter heads on toms, G1 resonant
Evans EQ2 on kick
Evans Hybrid on snare batter, Hazy 300 on snare resonant
Puresound Pro Series 20 Strand Brass Wires
Cympad Chromatics Cymbal Felts
Thanks for watching! Likes, shares and follows are incredibly appreciated so check out the links below for all the social media hooplah!
Nick Pierce - Mass Effect 1 Drum Medley - Part 3

Nick Pierce - Mass Effect 1 Drum Medley - Part 2

Nick Pierce - Mass Effect 1 Drum Medley - Part One

David Diepold: Nile - The Inevitable Degradation of Flesh

Hello everyone!

This is a cover version of 'The Inevitable Degradation of Flesh' by Nile.
Needless to say, that I’m a huge George Kollias fan, due to his methods and flexibility.
I think he was one of the drummers who brought me to “Metal”. Since Annihilation of the Wicked I more or less studied his kind of drumming, his set up and his approach to this extreme style of music.
As you can tell it’s a fast one and I had to practice a lot to get back in shape. I really like fast songs, but it’s nothing I would play all day long in my rehearsing room. So once I decided to do this cover, it took me about two weeks to get the required power and endurance to nail some accurate tracks.

Here is the drums-only version:

Very special thanks to my buddies Bartol and Reinsn from bazn sounds & records, Sebastian form DreamCatch Audio!!!
I also want to thank Dieter (and everyone who's involved) from Murat Diril Cymbals for always supporting me the best possible way - THANK YOU!
Another special thanks goes out to the local Arts- and Music-School in my hometown (Deutschlandsberg) where I recorded everything. It’s actually the concert hall where I had my first “concerts” as a young student and so it just felt great to come back after more than 15 years. As a kid I never understood how important the environment you’re drumming in is for your wellbeing and of course for your sound. And this big wooden room, whit all it’s warmth just feels and sounds absolutely incredible!
Which leads to the next point:

Except for the bass drum and (not even half) of the snare drum, all the drum sounds are natural and as pure as possible. We spent a lot of time to set everything up! I also switched sticks – from regular 5a to 3a to get more power, but not by necessarily swinging the stick higher or hitting any harder but because of its shape.
For the bass I used a standard sample from the Steven Slate foundry and for the snare I mixed signals (about two thirds natural sound with eq, comp and just a little verb; and one third is again a standard snare from the Steven Slate foundry. I had to pitch the sound of the sample, so it would match my real snare and it’s just for the attack during all the blast beats.)

Furthermore I used
Dixon MBS shells (2x22", 8", 10", 12", 13", 16", 18")
p.d.p. Limited Edition 20ply Snare with Die Cast Hoops (14"x8")
Axis A Longboards
Roland SPD-S for triggering (bass drums)
And Murat Diril Cymbals:
20" t(h)rash crash with 6” renaissance splash on top
18" blast china
14" blast china
20” rock mega bell ride
14" custom arena hi hat
9" mini hats (renaissance splash bottom, luminous splash top)
7" & 8" renaissance splash
17" fast crash
16 speckled crash
18" fast crash
10" stack
18" rock china
19" rock china
22" rock mega bell ride
11" black sea hi hat
12" black sea trash hats
21" custom crash/ride

Nile - The Inevitable Degradation of Flesh Drum Cover by David Diepold

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Aquiles Priester: Wake Up - Noturnall's new single!

With another overcoming history marked the band's career, the revival comes in the form of music!
With a special video full of unreleased scenes from a documentary being made by the band since its foundation and crossover.
"We went through a lot together and we are in the process of making it turn a documentary, this clip shows a bit of what we collected. We were very happy to be able now to show a little of what's to come in the next Noturnall actions that way! With a new single! " Say Junior Carelli, Fernando Quesada and Thiago Bianchi
We hope you enjoy and help us sharing and Liking!
Song Writing: Quesada, Orlando, Bianchi, Carelli, Priester
Lyrics: Bianchi e Orlando
Audio Production: Thiago Bianchi
Video Direction: Juninho Carelli e Thiago Bianchi
Edition & Post production: Juninho Carelli
Logo & Arts: Carlos Fides

Wake Up - Noturnall's new single!

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Henrique De Almeida: One For Nana

VF Artist Henrique De Almeida performs "One For Nana" composed by Henrique De Almeida & Steve Hunt
Dedicated to the late Brazilian master percussionist, Nana Vasconcelos
Steve Hunt - Keyboards
Henrique De Almeida - Drums
Melody of song is based on Henrique's snare drum solo #13, from his book Polyrhythmic Possibilities which you can purchase here!
Compositional concept:
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#vfSJM - Jojo Mayer Signature
Performance Spotlight: Henrique De Almeida - "One For Nana"

Nicolas Viccaro: Tribute To Tony Williams "Fred"

Video made by, produced by Gerald Massoubre.

Voici un superbe hommage à Tony Williams par Nicolas Viccaro. Il est accompagné par Benoit Widemann (Keys)
Gilles Coquard (Bass)
Marc Guillermont (Guitar)

Nicolas utilise un kit Gretsch New Classic Vintage Glass et une caisse claire USA Custom, 14"x6.5".
This a very nice tribute to Tony Williams made by Nicolas Viccaro.
Nicolas is using a Gretsch New Classic Vintage Glass and a USA Custom snare, 14"x6.5" Maple.
Kit de Nicolas :
- New Classic Vintage Glass : 18"x14", 10"x8", 12"x9", 14"x14"FT, 16"x16"FT
- Caisse Claire : Gretsch USA Custom, 14"x6.5" Erable

Nicolas VICCARO Tribute To Tony Williams "Fred"
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