|Dustin Weaver - Seeker "She" Exclusive Drum Play-Through|
|Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:26|
The end of muted metal has arrived in the form of one of Victory’s latest signings, Texas death metal band, Seeker. Forming from the remnants of various metal bands in the area, Seeker officially began in the fall of 2011, destroying local venues with their impossibly fast solos and bone-crushing drums. Garnering a loyal following of avid metalheads along the way, Seeker has been on the road ever since, silencing naysayers with one swift sweeping of chords. As most bands, Seeker powered through multiple lineup changes, weeding out bass players and drummers until November 2012, when the band became the four-piece they are today. Comprised of vocalist Bryce Lucien, bassist Chris Keasler, guitarist Justin Edgerton, and drummer Dustin Weaver, Seeker maintains the right to “create exactly the kind of art we want to.”
A little about Dustin: "I got into drumming in 4th grade with concert band in school and continued on through high school with marching band. I began playing the drum set my senior year, so I've been playing the set now for about 9 years. I've never taken drum lessons, I would just listen to drummers I liked and try to replicate the songs/parts they'd play."
"I like to draw inspiration from many different styles and genres, so my all time favorite drummers include Alex Rudinger (The Faceless), Chris Pennie (ex-Dillinger), Tomas Haake (Meshuggah), Steve Clifford (Circa Survive) and Abe Cunningham (Deftones)."
Touring with heavy metal favorites like Whitechapel, Stray From The Path, and Impending Doom, Seeker has their sights set on the top of metal charts. Operating under the mantra, “Art, community, and aggressive non-conformity above all else”, every riff is carefully calculated and each lyric thoughtfully composed. Providing an in-your-face delivery to fans each performance, Seeker is the auditory Malitov Cocktail for today’s metal scene. Having caught the attention of prominent metal publications Alternative Press, Lambgoat, Metal Insider and more, Seeker’s path is on an upward trajectory, set to surpass their competition with ease. Wrapping up the production of their upcoming label-debut which is set for release in October, the guys of Seeker refuse to rest. Gearing up for a tour this fall with King Conquer, Betrayal, Aegaeon and more, Seeker’s metal mastery will not be ignored.
Catch Seeker on tour and stay tuned for news on the new album, Unloved, set for release on October 29th. New merchandise is now available through VictoryMerch, http://www.victorymerch.com/store/seeker
9/26 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
9/27 – Memphis, TN @ The Abbey
9/28 – Macon, GA @ The 567
9/29 – Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou’s
9/30 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem
10/25 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Quicktrip Park – South By So What! Festival w/ GWAR, Whitechapel, Story Of The Year
-Custom Keller maple shell kit built by myself sizes: 22" x 20", 12" x 8", 16" x 14"
-Pork Pie BOB brass snare: 14" x 6.5"
-Sabian cymbals: 14" AAX-ccelerator hi-hats, 18" AAX-plosion crash, 19" AAX-plosion fast crash, 21" AAX raw bell dry ride, 14" HHX evolution china, 18" AAX china and a 6.5" zil-bel.
-Trick Dominator double pedal with Tama Iron Cora beaters
-Pearl Icon rack with DW cymbal arms
-Evans EC2 drumheads on the Tom batter side and G1's on the resonant.
-Evans Emad on the kick batter
-Remo controlled sound on the snare batter
-Vic Firth Classic Metal sticks
-Alesis DM5 drum module with Roland RT-10K kick trigger
-JHAudio JH5 in-ears