Albert Born – Gloom – Cede Drum Play-through + Tour Dates

Drummer Albert Born’s video for ‘Cede’ off GLOOM’s Debut album ‘Solaris’ out June 2nd on E-One/Lifeblood.

From drummer Albert Born: “I have always loved playing metal. I love the power, speed, technicality, and range of emotions it can set off. I also enjoy a good workout and getting that “runners high” – so metal drumming fits me perfectly. I love it when I’m done playing and I get off my drums drenched in sweat and feeling wiped out. Then I know I gave it all I’ve got. I love it!  Gloom gives me a great roller coaster ride of emotion when I play. There can be mid-tempo or slower power grabbing parts but also super fast parts with blazing double bass and blast beats that blend seamlessly. There’s technical and melodic stuff that really brings it to life as well. I love the dynamics and moodiness.” – Albert

Not a stranger to the metal scene, Albert originally hails from the midwest but eventually planted his feet on the east coast near Washington, DC. Joining Gloom in 2015 he has come to bring a new level of power to the Gloom camp.  Here he is performing a drum play through of “Cede” off the album ‘Solaris.’

Albert’s Gear:

Pearl Vision Birch in Black Sparkle:

10×8″ & 12×10″ upper toms with upgraded optimounts and 2.3mm superhoop II hoops

14×14″ & 16×16″ floor toms upgraded with 2.3mm superhoop II hoops

22×18″ Kicks

14×5″ Sensitone Elite Aluminum Snare, upgraded with puresound quick change snare wires (just remove the cotter pins and the wires come out and snare settings remain intact).


Remo Power stroke 3 batter heads with Evans AF patches.  4” ported logo front head.  1 standard pillow in each kick.  Medium tension.  Axis Long Board pedals in classic black with E-kits.  DW beaters using the plastic side – distance is 6 1/4” from the batter head.  One riser on each pedal board to raise slightly.  Spring tension high.  Alesis DM5 drum module.  “Reggae” kick setting, Gain 67, Velocity Curve 1 (which is linear and velocity sensitive).  Also AKG D112 inside each kick.  Sometimes Audix D6 microphones used instead.


Remo Emperor Clear batter heads on top.  Aquarian Plastic Clear Black on bottom.  Audix D2 microphones mounted inside (sometimes D4 or D6 microphones are used instead), wiring inside is phase reversed for proper phase alignment with snare and overheads.  Medium tension.


Remo Control Sound and one moon gel.  Medium high tension

Remo Ambassador Hazy on bottom, medium high tension.  Audix D1 microphone on top.


Paiste 2002 14″ Heavy Hi-hats

Paiste 2002 18″ Power Crash

Paiste 2002 20” Power Crash

Paiste 2002 20″ Power Ride

Paiste Rude 10″ Splash

Paiste Rude 12″ Splash (custom ordered)

Paiste Rude 14″ Blast China

Paiste Rude 18″ China

Overhead microphones used for this recording were a pair of CAD small diaphragm condenser mics. Typically Audix SCX-One mics or something a bit nicer are used, but these actually worked really well and all that was available at the last minute before the video shoot.


Vater 2B Hickory wood tip


Cymbal stands are a mix of Tama stand bases with DW arms / cymbal holders. Gibraltar 3 way clamps. Vater dual tube stick holder. Pearl snare stand. Hi-hat stand is an older Tama one with lever glide, mounted to one of the cymbal stands with some Gibraltar style hardware and tube. Pearl Roadster Throne DN1000


Macbook Pro, iPad, iPhone/iPod, Behringer XR18 for monitor mixes / recording / rehearsal.


Classic Vans slip on checkerboard shoes.




albert-born-gloom-sdm2017None of your business!

Combining death metal, black metal, doom metal, progressive metal, post-grunge, and grooving atmospheric rock to create a distinctive artistic identity of their own, GLOOM earns a place in the pantheon of heavy music in closer proximity to timeless giants than forgettable clones. Metal Injection proudly premiered the band’s “incredibly intense and focused” debut EP, insisting listeners absorb what the website heralded as the band’s “schizophrenic mass of riffs.” Loudwire included a GLOOM track in their list of the Best Metal Songs of 2014, right alongside metal genre titans like Mastodon and Eyehategod. The accolades have been similarly enthusiastic from the likes of Terrorizer, Metal Sucks, and Gun Shy Assassin.  On their debut release ‘Solaris,’ through Lifeblood, Inc. and eOne Music this June 2nd, the Washington D.C. quartet has fully hit their creative stride with nine masterpieces of sonic devastation and diverse musical prowess.

Go to and check out the Scott Rudd Film for the first single ‘CEDE’:

And Pure Grain Audio for the music video for the second single ‘Sub Umbral’ by David Hall (Uneasy Sleeper) and Chris Joao (Iron Elephant Studio):

Gloom Tour Dates:

Devastation On The Nation Tour featuring:
Cryptopsy (None So Vile set) with Decrepit Birth (5/19-6/04), Rivers of NihilThe Zenith Passage (5/19-6/04), The Kennedy Veil (5/19-5/28), VISCERAL DISGORGE (5/30-6/11), Seeker (5/30-6/11), and GLOOM!

Get your tickets at the links below before it’s too late!!

5/19 – Manchester, NH @ Bungalow –
5/20 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground – (With Obituary & Gruesome)
5/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar –
5/22 – Clifton Park, NY @ Trickshots –
5/23 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck –
5/24 – Reading, PA @ Reverb –
5/25 – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest – *
5/26 – West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern –
5/27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade –
5/28 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club – (Fort Worth Metal Fest)
5/29 – Laredo, TX @ The Cold Brew –
5/30 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar –
5/31 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall –
6/01 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar – **
6/02 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red –
6/03 – Upland, CA @ Gideon’s Hall –
6/04 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst –
6/05 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven –
6/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall –
6/07 – Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theatre –
6/08 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room –
6/09 – Berwyn, IL @ The Wire –
6/10 – Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys –
6/11 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Électrique –
* = Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth only
** = Decrepit Birth, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, Visceral Disgorge, & Seeker only.

Preorder ‘Solaris’