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Will Carroll - Death Angel - Succubus - Isolating The Throne
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 00:10
'The Dream Calls for Blood' is the seventh studio album from the San Francisco thrash metal band Death Angel and drummer Will Carroll. This track entitled "Succubus", was track five on the record. The album was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida, with producer Jason Suecof and was released on October 11, 2013, via Nuclear Blast Records. 
The records has sold over 5,400 copies in the U.S and reached number 72 on the Billboard top 200, marking the first time in Death Angel's history they cracked the Top 100 on the American charts.
Some Questions For Will:
SDM:  Do you remember the exact gear you were using during this tracking?
It was a hodgepodge of Pearl Reference and old Yamaha drums with Meinl cymbals. It's documented on the DVD that comes with the album.
SDM:  How long did tracking take and how was it tracked? mics, triggers, both, to tape or all digital?
I tracked the whole album in 3 days. This song took maybe 2 takes with a few punch-ins. I have no idea what mics were used. I played along to a click and scratch rhythm guitar. The kicks were triggered and it's all digital.

SDM:  Has anything changed in your setup since this tracking?
Nothing has changed in my setup but playing wise, on this particular track, has changed a bit. Live I do more double bass and a few more fills.
SDM:  Your thoughts on sound replacement software? wish it never existed?
I'm not opposed to sound replacement software. Just as long as it's not over used. There's pros and cons to everything.
SDM:  What's your favorite old-school raw drum sound? Which band and album or albums?
Handle With Care by Nuclear Assault has amazing old school drum tones. Actually, most Randy Burns produced albums have killer drum tones. Van Halen's Fair Warning, Bad Brains' Quickness, Death's Leprosy, Living Colour's Time's Up and Anthrax's Among The Living are all albums that come to mind that have old school natural drum tones that were very inspiring to me.
SDM:  One piece of advice to younger kids about to record an album?
Obviously practice a ton, especially to a click. Be open to suggestion and don't be afraid of technology.

John Longstreth and Origin Release 'Manifest Desolate' From The Forthcoming "Omnipresent" Album
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 16:46
John Longstreth and Origin, will release their highly anticipated new studio album entitled "Omnipresent" on July 4th in Europe via Agonia Records (July 8th in North America via Nuclear Blast). "Manifest Desolate" is the first song to be revealed off the album.
"Omnipresent" will be available in a variety of formats exclusively for the European territory.
- Digipack CD
- Limited to 500 numbered copies clamshell box with a digipack cd, vinyl sticker, woven logo patch and a key-ring with engraved Origin's logo
- Regular black vinyl
- Limited to 100 numbered copies yellow vinyl
- Limited to 200 numbered copies picture disc
- Digitally

Track list:
1. All Things Dead
3. Permanence
4. Manifest Desolate
5. Absurdity of What I Am
6. Source of Icon O
7. Continuum
8. Unattainable Zero
9. Redistribution of Filth
10. Obsolescence
11. Malthusian Collapse
12. The Indiscriminate
13. Kill Yourself (S.O.D. cover song)

Sick Drummer Is Sending You To George Kollias' Drum Camp Featuring Special Guest Tim Yeung!
Monday, 12 May 2014 16:26
Sick Drummer Is Sending You To George Kollias' Drum Camp Featuring Special Guest Tim Yeung!
Exclusive 3-day Drum Camp Offers Hands-On Offers Exclusive Access to Two of the World’s Top Metal Drummers – SPACE IS LIMITED!

We are happy to be able to give three lucky students a special 50% discount to world-renowned heavy metal drummer, educator and instructional DVD creator George Kollias’ (NILE) first-ever drum camp May 15th – 18th at the Hilton Woodland Hills/Los Angeles located at 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills, CA. 
Produced by MUSO Entertainment, George Kollias’ 3-day drum camp offers a limited number of students the chance to play with and learn from one of the world’s top metal drummers in an ultra-intensive, intimate classroom setting. Each student plays on an individual practice drum kit allowing for an incredibly intense, educational experience that guarantees results. 
The camp will also feature a very special guest appearance by legendary metal drummer Tim Yeung (Morbid Angel). Space for this camp is extremely limited, so hurry!
Plus – One lucky winner will get free tuition to George’s camp courtesy of Sick Drummer. Only one student will win, so reserve your spot now!
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