Alex Rudinger: Whitechapel - "Father Of Lies"

Haven't had a chance to record any new drum videos since returning home from tour, but thankfully I have a handful finished from awhile ago! Here's "Father Of Lies" from one of Whitechapel's earlier albums, 'This Is Exile'.

You may notice that the tempo is a bit different from the album version. 'This Is Exile' actually wasn't recorded to a click track, so Zach made a custom tempo mapping to match it for playing live. In the process, he changed a few tempos (mainly slowing some parts down a bit) in ways that he / the band thought would help them translate better in the live environment (& I very much agree!). I then took the album guitar stem he'd sent me & used Elastic-Audio to stretch it down to the new tempo. I personally prefer the song at this tempo from a listeners-perspective, & am also very glad I don't have to play it any FASTER than this live (LOL).

Mixing was done by Anup Sastry. As per usual, he did a REAL SICK job! If you're in need of any mixing/mastering/general audio engineering work, please contact Anup using the address below!

Kit Specs:

#Tama Starclassic B/B in Smokey Indigo Burst -

14x6.5 SLP Black Brass (which I added diecast hoops to)

(& in case you're wondering, I recorded this before I had gotten my second B/B kick drum)

#Meinl Cymbal Setup (from left to right, if sitting behind the kit) -

18" Pure Alloy China
18" Byzance Brilliant Medium Crash
14" Byzance Traditional Medium Hi-Hats
10" Byzance Brilliant Splash
10" MB20 Rock Splash
13" Byzance Brilliant Medium Hi-Hats
19" Byzance Brilliant Medium/Thin Crash
20" MB20 Heavy Bell Ride (which is now called the "Byzance Heavy Hammered Ride")
18" Pure Alloy China
14"/16" Stack Combo (comprised of a 14" Pure Alloy Medium Hi-Hat bottom on the bottom, & a 16" Classics Custom Trash Crash on top)

#EvansDrumheads -

EC Reverse Dot (frosted) over SnareSide-300 on Snare
Clear EC2's over Clear G1's on Toms
UV1-EQ4 over EQ4 Smooth White on Kick

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As always, thanks for watching & stay tuned for more!

Alex Rudinger - Whitechapel - "Father Of Lies"