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John Boecklin - Devildriver - Pray For Villains
Tuesday, 09 June 2009 10:07
Band Name: Devildriver
Drummer Name: John Boecklin
Album Name: Pray For Villains
Release Date: June 21, 2009
Studio Name: Edge of The Earth Studios
Engineer Name: Logan Mader

Cymbals: Meinl

18'' MB2O Rock Crash
16'' MB20 Rock Crash
18'' Soundcaster China
18'' MB20 Rock China
10'' MB20 Splash
10/12'' Generation X Stacko
2 Hi-Hat Sets of 13'' Soundcasters
22'' MB20 Heavy Bell Ride

Drums: Mapex Orion Series

(2) 22'' X 18'' Kickdrums / Evans EQ4 Clear
10''X 8'' Tom = Evans EC2 Clear
12''X 9'' Tom = Evans EC2 Clear
16'X 14'' Floor Tom = Evans EC2 Clear
13''X 6.5 Snare = Evans G1 Coated

Pedals: Pearl Eliminators with Gibraltar Beaters

Hardware: Gibraltar


10 Toms - D2 Audix
12 Tom - D4 Audix
Floor Tom - D6 Audix
Snare Top - D2 Audix
Snare Bottom - I 5 Audix
Kick Drums - Two D6 Audix

Studio Tips:

I like to break a song up into three sections and get the best take I can of each one. When I get what I want out of each section, I blend them all together. It helps conatin constant power throughout the whole track and helps your mindset. You don't get overwhelmed with the thought of having to nail everything at once. I also find that being sober two weeks before and throughout the recording process is a must for me.



+5 # 2009-09-25 09:24
I want a Drum lesson from John !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He is a fucking great Drummer
+8 # Ron01 2010-01-15 18:28
boecklin fuckin rules, his energy behind the kit is unbelievable
+6 # 2010-05-14 13:05
John Boeklin is one of the gratest drummers i have ever heard in my entire life,ive always described the man as really really intense and always keeping his beats fresh to the point where he almost makes me sick, ive sat and listend to his drumming over and over on the pray for villians album and i just dont get it even great drummers such as Chris Adler (Lamb Of God) and Joey Jordison from Slipknot i can fathom and understand to some degree but not John he really is who every aspiaring drummer should be looking up too!!!!! Great work John keep it coming!!!!!!!!! !

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