Hannes Grossmann – To Sow The Seeds Of Earth – Exclusive Drum Play-through

German musical virtuoso Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, Blotted Science, Hate Eternal, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) is proud to present his much anticipated sophomore album, The Crypts of Sleep. Entirely written, arranged, self-recorded and self-produced by Grossmann between September 2015 and June 2016 at his own Mordor Sounds studio in Veitsbronn, Germany, The Crypts of Sleep is a progressive metal masterpiece of the highest order. Grossmann plays drums on the entire album and has enlisted the the help of numerous all-stars in the extreme music scene to fill the other roles including Danny Tunker (Alkaloid, Abhorrent, ex-Aborted) – Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Alkaloid, Noneuclid) – Bass, Morean (Alkaloid, Dark Fortress, Noneuclid) – Vocals, Christian Muenzner (Spawn of Possession, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) – Lead Guitars, Fountainhead (ex-Obscura, Despotic) – Lead Guitars, Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) – Lead Guitars, and Erik Rutan (ex-Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal) – Lead Guitars.

From Hannes:

“Being the opener of the album the song is very straightforward and features lots of blast beats, something not new to me. However a new challenge were the super fast double bass runs interspersed in the bridge. It’s a doubled 9-tuplet run which at this tempo is a monster to play. But the actual challenge is to make such a pattern fit musically for the composition. And to make it groove.”

Kit Specs: 

Tama Starclassic Bubinga 

10,” 12,” 13,” 14″ toms

22” x 18″ kick drums

14″ Tama Stewart Copeland signature snare

hg_thecryptsofsleep_2016Cymbals: Meinl

16″ Byzance Brilliant China 

18″ Byzance Brilliant crash

10″ MB10 splash 

18″ classics custom crash

22″ MB10 Ride

17 MB10 China

22 Byzance vintage crash

14″ mb10 hihat 

14″ Byzance Extra Dry hihat 

Heads: Evans EC2 on Toms

EQ3 on kicks and power center reverse dot on Snare

Sticks: Vic Firth 2b

Bandcamp page: https://hannesgrossmann.bandcamp.com

Website: www.hannesgrossmann.com

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