|Thursday, 16 October 2008 17:16|
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Chris Wilson Interview:
SD.com: How old were you when you started playing?
Chris:I actually could play some simple beats at the age of 4. My uncle was in bands when I was young and I would always jam around on their drummer's set. I started getting serious with it around 16 playing music like Alice in Chains, Korn, etc. Then came the blasts and metal around 2000 and I have been playing metal ever since.
SD.com: Did you play in a school band or any drum corps?
Chris:Never did. I was not that good when I was in school.
SD.com: Who are your top 5 metal influences?
Chris: Seeing Cannibal Corpse for the first time in 2000 blew my mind. That was the first time I saw a drummer play blasts. Immediatly, I started trying to play blast beats and got my first double pedal. I believe they were cheap Tama double pedals. I didn't think I would ever figure out how to play double bass but I never stopped trying and got decent at it. After that, definetly John Longstreth, James King, Derek Roddy and Nick Barker. Seeing those drummers play when I was just starting to play Death Metal was insane and I knew that's what I wanted to play.
SD.com: Who are some other of your favorites?
Chris:So many unbelievable drummers George Kollias, Jojo Mayer, Andy Taylor, it just goes on and on.....
SD.com: Let us know 5 CD's that are in your current rotation
Chris: Origin Antithesis
SD.com: What do you do to warm up before a show?
Chris: Snare drum with practice pad on top and I warm up with my pedals. Without a drum or pad, just let the beaters fully extend. To me it makes it easier for when I get on the kit. Do that for about 15-20 min and I'm ready to go.
SD.com: Do you read music? Regardless of answering yes or no, please tell us how it might have effected your playing?
Chris:I don't read music I'm fully self-taught. I've had a few tips from other drummers. But for the most part, self taught. I think that soon,I will get into reading music and getting into the more technical/theory side of music.
SD.com: Can you tell us about the gear you use?
Chris: I change my set up all the time. Right now I'm playing Black Pearl exp. drums. 10,12 toms for rack, 14 for floor tom. I actually converted the 13 tom that came with the set and turned it into a snare. It's super deep and sounds amazing! I also use a 14x5 1/2 rocketshell carbon snare. if I'm not using the converted tom. Cymbals are an assorted mess of Zildjan and Paiste. Axis longboards for the pedals and ddrum4 se drumbrain for triggers only on the kicks. Remo heads.
SD.com: If you could give one piece of advice to young drummers, it would be...
Chris:Just never say or think you can't do it. Getting into metal drumming is not an easy thing. There is no trick another drummer is going to tell you that is going to make you a machine over night. Practice. It's all about practice. It will eventually come.
SD.com: Who gave the best live performance you've ever seen?
Chris: Without a doubt, Oct. 3, here in KCMO, Origin Longstreth! After every song all I could do is turn to the person next to me and shake my head. Unbelievable technique, speed and control. Amazing!!!!
SD.com: If you had to stop drumming, what would you want to do with your life?
Chris:Definately get into recording/producing bands.
След дождя на моей руке, Знак из ожидающего меня мира.
Сет был надежным, верным, добрым, послушным и еще многим сверх того.
Нет, конечно, но я не представляю, как изложить ей суть дела.
Чтобы извлечь талисман удачи феликсит из недр земли, гномам приходилось изрядно потрудиться.
Теперь требовалось передвигаться по крюкам, насаженным на концы углеродноволоконных четырехметровых палок, используемых одновременно и для захвата и для высвобождения зажимов.
Дара улыбнулась очень легко и сделала небольшой глоток вина.
Бифрост "скачать flexed"оказался мрачным и неприветливым, он напугал меня.
Пройдя сквозь холодную сырость "Скачать читы для lineage 2"и сквозь "Школьная переменка"теплую черную мглу, мы зашагали "Двенадцать стульев. Золотой теленок. Репринт первой публикации в журнале "30 дней""в сумеречном свете.
Не наступил еще день, чтоб поганый щелкопер безнаказанно надо мной смеялся.