Check out Jesse Schobel from Cast The Stone (Misery Index, Scour, ex-Cattle Decapitation) jam through “A Plague of Light” from “Empyrean Atrophy” out Aug. 31 on Agonia Records. That is followed by a short video on Jesse’s approach to the drumming style he uses in Cast The Stone and on the new single.
Jesse Schobel bought his first drum set from the local classified ads when he was 9 years old, having saved enough of his own money to purchase it. He instantly gravitated to playing fast and loud, with a particular appreciation for the groove concept. Entirely self-taught, Jesse started playing in bands in the sixth grade, technically before he even had his first kit as would stack books at different heights and play them with unsharpened NFL pencils. His observation of other drummers was crucial to his development, watching them with acute focus at live concerts attended with his parents and also by the copious amounts of MTV he would soak up daily. From these experiences he learned different ways to set up his kit, trying different cymbals and different arrangements. Always wanting “more stuff to hit”, Jesse eventually decided that more is more fun, and opted for the double bass-with-a-bunch-of-toms approach. Inevitably, Jesse also became a bit of a “gear nerd” and has amassed 4 acoustic drum sets and a Roland TD-9 electric kit, an array of snare drums and a few cymbals to boot. He graduated from Full Sail University with a bachelor’s degree in Audio, and since then has recorded and played on a number of recordings both locally and nationally. Jesse has also played on tour with 4 different bands as of 2018.
You can see Part I of our series of videos with Jesse Schlobel here, featuring “As The Dead Lie,” published June 21, 2018.
Jesse’s Biggest Influences:
TAMA Starclassic full bubinga 10/12/16/22
TAMA Silverstar birch 8/10/12/14/16/2×22
TAMA Rockstar 10/12/13/16/18/2×22
PDP CX Maple 12/14/16/24
Ludwig EPIC 20-ply birch
TAMA SLP bubinga
TAMA SLP vintage steel
Pearl free-floating steel snare
07″ Sabian HHX Evolution splash
08″ Zildjian Oriental Trash Splash
09″ Sabian Mike Portnoy signature splash
10″ Sabian AAX Air splash
10″ Sabian AAX Ozone splash (stacked)
12″ Meinl Filter china (stacked)
14″ Paiste 2002 Sound Edge hi-hats
14″ Zildjian Mastersound hi-hats
16″ Sabian HHX Evolution Ozone crash
17″ Sabian AAX X-Plosion fast crash
17″ Zildjian K Custom dark crash
18″ Meinl Byzance dark crash
19″ Sabian AAX X-plosion fast crash
19″ Sabian Holy China
22″ Sabian Paragon ride
TAMA 6″ and 8″timbalitos
LP 6″ and 8″ timbalitos
TAMA Octabans, set of two
Roland TD-9 Electronic kit
Roland TM-2 trigger module
Roland RT-7K triggers x2
TAMA Speed Cobra
Video Credit: https://www.facebook.com/joemoiser
“Empyrean Atrophy” is due for release on Agonia Records the 31st of August
Pre-order (CD/LP/TS/DIGITAL): http://agoniarecords.com/castthestone.
Cast The Stone is:
Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index, Scour with Phil Anselmo), Derek Engemann (ex-Cattle Decapitation, Scour), Jesse Schobel (Legend, ex-Scour) and vocalist Andrew Huskey.
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