The first drum video worship post of the new year! I bring you international favorite George Kollias and local favorite Chris Wilson! George Kollias can be heard playing with Nile and be sure to catch him when he tours the North Americas this Spring. Here are some videos of him drumming through some radical Nile tracks: Sacrifice Unto Sebek, Ithyphallic & The Essential Salts.
But first, check out Chris Wilson’s video for “Oregon Trail”. His band Troglodyte is one of the most well known and brutal death metal act here in Kansas City! Just see for yourself! If any locals are reading this, be sure to catch them tomorrow night at the Riot Room!!!
Chason Westmoreland of the severely underrated band Fallujah blasts and beats, not just blastbeats, through their song “Become One”. His technique is phenomenal, you have to watch him play. Next up is Fetus Stench’s Emil Wiksten playing through their death metal hit “Bashed, Defaced and Disfigured”. Lastly, Pete Rock of The Vile Impurity lays down the fucking metal on their song “Sanctity in Ruin”.
Today’s Behind the Kit sessions is brought to you by 3 wonderful drummers. Doug Anderson from Unfathomable Ruination plays through their song “Edges of Disfigured Atrocity”. Then DTP drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen plays through the song “Grace” and finally we have drummer Sam Applebaum playing through Veil of Maya’s set list featuring 20/200 and Divide Paths. Enjoy the blasts, crashes and beats. Mmmhmmm.
Today, Behind The Kit brings you Zack Simmons of Goatwhore playing the song “Death to the Architects of Heaven”. Then after this awesome blackened thrash track we have Origin’s John Longstreth playing their song “Saligia” and then finally we have Aborted’s incredible drummer Ken Bedene playing their song “The Origin of Disease”. Hell yeah, an ultra brutal edition of some bad ass drum videos! Enjoy!
Here is some Drum Cam footage from behind the kit. Drummer Ben Harclerode plays through each Whitechapel on their set for Mayhem Fest. At this particular day in Chicago, you see Ben in all of his glory and you also can see the other members on stage doing their thing and the crowd getting rowdy. It was a rad time at the Bonner Springs, KS show so it’s fun to relive my experience through this video. Watch the video after the jump.
Usually when I do the Behind The Kit series, it’s Sick Drummer Magazine footage, today however I found a guy doing some covers and absolutely tearing it up. Nailing each song wonderfully, Cobus plays through a couple of Linkin Park songs, A System of a Down song and finishes off with a solid Muse cover. It’s different, it’s good and it’s Cobus: Behind the Kit.
Watch Mario Duplantier tear it up on the Gojira track “Space Time”. This is the first Gojira footage made for Sick Drummer by Grindstopher Productions. Be sure to check out the SD magazine as well as Jeff’s work on Grindstopher Productions.
First up we have legendary drummer George Kollias playing the Nile track “Those Whom The Gods Detest”. A magnificent song and George’s drumming in this video is not human at times. I enjoy watching him perform at the various tempos that happens throughout the entire song. Enjoy.
This week I bring you some footage from good ol Sick Drumemr Magazine who provide some of the best drumming videos on the interwebs. Sam Applebaum from Veil of Maya, Chason Westmoreland from the amazing new technical death metal band Fallujah and Greg Donnelly from Conducting from the Grave. Enjoy this week’s master’s behind the kit, each one plays phenomenally yet very differently. Get down, turn this up and headbang.
Filmed by Grindstopher Productions for Sick Drummer Magazine, Jeff captures the footage of musicians often forgot about. Today he films Elliot Hoffman of Car Bomb and Chason Westmoreland of Enfold Darkness, whom I’m a big fan of. Usually Jeff’s camera doesn’t have a problem with sound but obviously the supersonic speed and power of Chason is too much for even good equipment to handle. (I honestly do not know if Grindstopher Productions actually filmed this one as it wasn’t uploaded on Sickdrummer. His camera does a better job than this one.) Witness the destruction of both drummers and don’t forget about the bad asses behind the kit.
Andrew McEnaney plays through the song ”In Pursuit Of” and the cinematography and execution on this video is different and fun to watch. I don’t listen to Structures a lot but I really got into this. The song sounds awesome and I love how Andrew incorporates his style into this type of music, and even with the complex structure of it all, he maintains a fun play style and makes the video more fun to watch.
This week’s Behind the Kit series brings you Whitechapel‘s drummer Ben Harclerode and he performs two new Whitechapel songs and decimates them both. His unique patterns while maintaining a hyper sense of speed and brutality is just what Whitechapel needed to evolve their sound. His technique is awesome, he is a very strong drummer and catch him on tour this fall with Hatebreed!!!! You’ll see for yourself! Enjoy Mr. Harclerode’s drum videos for “Hate Creation” and “Section 8″.
Up first is Dave McGraw from the ultra brutal grind gore band, Cattle Decapitation. Releasing one of the best albums of the year, Dave crushes the kit to a couple of the songs off of that album. Hold on tight, you’re in for one hell of a ride as he blasts through “The Carbon Stampede” and “Dead Set On Suicide”.
Here we have Danny Walker performing the intro track to Murder Construct‘s new album “Results”. Red All Over is a slow start, hard finish type of track that is short and sweet. A nice and heavy drum track brought to you by one fine drummer. Be sure to check out his other work with Intronaut as well. Their last album, Valley of Smoke, was really bad ass.
My apologies about forgetting the Behind the Kit post the past couple of weeks. I almost did it again today. Today we return with Vermivore, a Finnish band with Ukri Suvilehto blasting away on the kit. Then we have Chason Westmoreland pounding away for Enfold Darkness on the song(s) “Exaltations (Pt. I & II)”. Next up is the progressive metal band known as Algorithm and Mike Malyan holds down the drumming duties for their live shows since this particular French act is usually a one man band. The song is weird but has a satisfying headbanging groove about it. Lot’s of unorthodox sampling going on during this track. Since I owe you guys, I’ll toss in the Troy Wright video of him covering the entire Meshuggah album “ObZen”. This is no small feat! It’s really fun to watch and headbang to. So I hope you enjoy and don’t ever forget about the boys behind the kit.
Hell yeah! It’s Blake Richardson playing the entire BTBAM EP “The Parallax : Hypersleep”. Then after words we step into grizzly swamp territory with Troglodyte‘s Chris Wilson as he plays their newer track “Caught on Super 8″. Headbang! You better air drum along to these videos.
Casey Hansen of Gaza performing the song “Canine Disposal Unit” on June 18th in St. Louis, Missouri. Footage by Grindstopher Productions.
Next up is a drummer who will cover anything. Blink 182′s Travis Barker is seen hear covering (remixing) a song by Tinie Tempah called “Simply Unstoppable” and it’s not all bad. I enjoy watching him play and I always will.
First up is Michael tearing through “Limb From Limb”. Man he absolutely demolishes that kit and nails the song flawlessly!!!
Next is Ash playing through the 3 Inches of Blood track “Dark Messenger”. I love this song and Ash’s groove on this song is so awesome. Makes you truly feel the song, as if the riffs weren’t enough to do so. Ash holds it down and makes the song that much better!