Beau Brandon – Withered – Saint Vitus Drum-Cam – 4/4/2018

This video is Beau Brandon of Withered playing a set at Saint Vitus in NY on April 4, 2018. Beau is best known for his work as full-time drummer for the metal group Withered. Throughout the years, he has carved out a place for himself among extreme metal drumming’s heaviest hitters. Recognized for his aggressive playing style and unique approach to crafting memorable drum parts, he continues to push boundaries and challenge himself behind the drum kit. As of late 2017, Beau has taken his career to the next level and is now available for studio/session work, as well as drum lessons in the metro Atlanta area.

Surrounded by music at an early age, Beau received his first drum set at the age of 12. By the age of 15, he was playing with bands and experimenting with double bass and extreme drumming styles.  Being a lefty in a right-handed world proved to be a challenge but he persevered and took lead snare honors in the Franklin High School drum line.

2000-2003: Inactive from bands. Worked on perfecting his double bass work and hand speed. Toured Europe and South Africa with ska/reggae group Regatta 69 as a session drummer from Oct 2002-June 2003.

2004: Moved to Atlanta and started playing shows with extreme metal act waited.

2007: Joined Withered as full-time drummer.

2008 – Present: Beau has recorded drums for the Withered albums ‘Folie Circulaire’ (2008), ‘Dualitas’ (2010), ‘Grief Relic (2016).

Tortured blackened doom/death from Atlanta, Ga. established in 2003 to focus on masochistic introspection while traversing many sub-genres of extreme metal. Withered have shared the stage with countless acts such as Danzig, Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Grave, and Possessed. They continue to carve out a sonic path for themselves and push the boundaries of extreme metal. Having just finished a two year touring cycle for their latest release Grief Relic Withered are currently writing material for their 5th studio album.

Beau’s Gear:

Kit- Gretsch Catalina Birch

22” x 18” bass drums (x2)

10” x 8”, 12” x 9” rack toms

14” x 14”, 16” x 16” floor toms

6.5” x 14” Ludwig Black Magic snare

14″ Sabian AA hats

18″ Paiste Alpha rock china

18″ Paiste Rude crash/ride

19″ Paiste Rude Wild crash

21″ Paiste Signature heavy bell ride

22″ Zildjian Ping Ride

Evans G2 coated drumheads

Tama RoadPro Hardware

Tama Speed Cobra single pedal (x2)

Roc-n-Soc throne

Promark/Vater sticks

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