A few words from Phil: "I was really excited to start tracking "Deathless", because aside from the huge amount of time I spent preparing for the record, this was the first time I got to record using my brand new custom Pearl Reference kit. I stuck with my usual 10", 12", 14", 16" tom sizes, but I had each one made an inch shallower, and I was blown away by how punchy they sound!"
"My secret weapon was my new 14" x 6.5" brass reference snare. Words cannot describe how good that things sounds. It's by far the nicest piece of gear I've ever owned. I was adamant about getting an organic drum sound for 'Deathless' which Zeuss was totally into as well, and aside from the kick drum being sound-replaced, everything else is completely natural. It's by far the best drum sound I've ever gotten on a record and I couldn't be happier with it!
Phil's Other Gear: Meinl cymbals (from left to right) 17" Byzance crash, 17" Mb20 crash, 14" Mb10 hi hats, 10" Sound caster custom splash, 12" Byzance splash, 14" Classics custom extreme metal hi-hats, 18" Mb20 crash, 20" Mb20 heavy bell ride, 18" Classics custom extreme metal china, Axis pedals, Evans drum heads, and Vic Firth Sticks.
25/10/14 ES – Madrid – Arena 27/10/14 FR – Toulouse – Le Bikini 28/10/14 FR – Paris – Trabendo 29/10/14 FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie 30/10/14 BE – Antwerp – Trix 31/10/14 UK – London – Forum 01/11/14 UK – Leeds – Damnation Festival (only Cannibal Corpse) 02/11/14 FR – Lille – Splendid 04/11/14 DE – Frankfurt – Batschkapp 05/11/14 DE – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik 06/11/14 DE – Osnabrück – Rosenhof 07/11/14 DE – Hamburg – Klubsen 08/11/14 DK – Aalborg – Metal Festival 09/11/14 DK – Copenhagen – Amager Bio 11/11/14 DE – Berlin – C-Club 12/11/14 CZ – Prague – Club Roxy 13/11/14 DE – München – Backstage 14/11/14 DE – Glauchau – Alte Spinnerei 15/11/14 CZ – Brno – Fleda 16/11/14 PL – Cracow – Fabryka 17/11/14 PL – Warsaw – Progresja 19/11/14 AT – Graz – Explosiv 20/11/14 HU – Budapest – Club 202 21/11/14 SK – Zilina – Klub Smer 22/11/14 AT – Wien – Szene 23/11/14 SI – Nova Gorica – Mostovna Club 25/11/14 IT – Treviso – New Age 26/11/14 IT – Milan – Alcatrazz 27/11/14 CH – Lausanne – Les Docks 28/11/14 CH – Pratteln – Z7 29/11/14 DE – Bochum- Matrix 30/11/14 NL – Uden – De Pul
From Daniel: "A couple things I would like to share about this video... I decided to only have in front of me a very minimal set up for this track. There is not one single tom hit in this song, fill or riff-wise, so I figured there was no point to have them in the tracking/filming. Also, I played all the thrash beat riffing in a straight noting-type feel, as opposed to the way Paul Mazurkiewicz of Caninibal Corpse plays. He does a very unique/strange approach to his thrash beats, where his lead hand is playing in a triplet feel. Almost making it a sort of strange polyrhythm type feel to all of his thrash beats. It was a bit more of a challenge doing the straight noting, so why not right!?! Hope you enjoy and please check out all my other videos, especially from my band Reaping Asmodeia. Also, we wanted the drums to have a very real, yet punchy and natural sound. Thus, no sound replacement was used on the audio."
Ellis custom kick drum 22' x 20' Tama slp bubinga snare drum 14' x 6.5' 14" Sabian HHX evolution hi hats 16" Sabian AAX stage crash 17" Sabian AAX dark crash 22" Sabian AAX dry bell ride Pearl Eliminator hi-hat stand Pearl Eliminator double pedal
Reaping Asmodeia 'Bodies in Barrels' music video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdVK8giL6y0
Poison of the Earth album stream/purchase (also available on Itunes, Amazon, and all other media outlets) http://reapingasmodeia.bandcamp.com/
Upcoming Tour Dates:
10/25/2014 Mason City, Iowa - Francis Lauer Residential Treatment
Select dates on 'As Blood Runs Black' - Album Release Tour:
11/1/2014 Iowa City, Iowa - The Blue Moose 11/2/2014 St. Paul, MN - The Amsterdam
Spreading The Poison Tour:
11/13/2014 Waterloo, IA - The Jet 11/14/2014 Chicago/IL - Cobra Lounge w/DECAPITATED and MISERY INDEX 11/15/2014 Indianapolis, IN - The Emerson Theater w/King 810 11/16/2014 Muskegon, MI - Port City Tavern w/King 810 11/17/2014 Akron, Ohio - The Empire 11/18/2014 St Louis, MO - The Mad Magician 11/19/2014 OKC/Tulsa - Vanguard 11/20/2014 Amarillo, TX - The Wreck Room 11/21/2014 Albuquerque - The Gas Works 11/22/2014 Denver, CO - The Trailside Saloon 11/23/2014 Omaha, NE - The Hideout (Capillary Fest)
Between the Buried and Me is set to launch their first ever blu-ray release next week via Metal Blade Records worldwide. The video (also available on DVD) features interviews with each band member and a live recording of "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" performed in its entirety. Additionally, both the DVD and blu-ray versions include an audio CD of the performance.
Tomorrow, each member of Between the Buried and Me will be hanging out on reddit.com/r/progmetal for an AMA! Ask the band anything from 1pm-3pm ET.
"Future Sequence: Live at Fidelitorium" was recorded at Fidelitorium Recordings outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The video was directed and edited by Justin Reich, with director of photography Ismail Abdelkhalek, and audio engineers Jamie King and Kris Hilbert. Audio mixing and mastering was completed by Jamie King. Guest musicians include: Walter Fancourt (tenor saxophone, flute), Julian Hinshaw (Tuba), Will Goodyear (marimba, glockenspiel), Taya Ricker (violin), David Parks (violin), Leigh Dixon (viola), and Socrates Razo (cello). Artwork and layout were completed by Owen Chandler, along with band photos by Chuck Johnson.
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