Cooper Dustman of Helsott – Astralive – Drum Play-through

This is drummer, Cooper Dustman performing Astralive from “The Healer” EP out now on M-Theory Audio.  Cooper has been mutilating the skins for Helsott since 2010.  He is currently at work on the full-length follow-up to “The Healer,” also due out on Marco Barbieri’s M-Theory Audio.

Formed February 2010… Helsott, meaning “Fatal Illness” in Old-Norse, are a Melodic Death Metal band from southern California. The band proudly pay homage to pagan cultures and ancient mythologies while keeping true to their American influences. In 2013 the band embarked on their first North American tour as part of the Paganfest festival tour line-up which included Ensiferum, Tyr, Heidevolk, and Trollfest. In 2014 the band successfully crowd-funded their debut full-length album titled “Woven” and was self-released to great reviews all over the world. 2015 saw the band touring the U.S. again on a summer headlining tour in support of “Woven” and a fall tour supporting Arkona and Heidevolk. In 2016 Helsott recorded their follow-up EP titled “The Healer” which was recorded in part at Trench Studios and mixed and mastered by J-F Dagenais (Kataklysm/Ex Deo). January 2017 Helsott signed to M-Theory Audio owned by former President at Century Media’s Marco Barbieri, and are gearing up for future tours.  ‘The Healer’ is slotted for release on April 28, 2017.

Cooper’s Drum Gear:

DC California Custom Drums Maple Shells:

22″ x 19″ kick

10″ x 6,” 12″ x 7,” 14″ x 13,” 16″x 13″ toms

14″ x 6.5″ snare

Soultone Cymbals:

14″ Custom Brilliant Hi-hats

18″ Custom Brilliant RA Crash

14″ FXO B6 / 14″ FXO 6 Stack

18″ Custom Series Crash

22″ Extreme Ride

17″ White Label Natural China

Axis A21 Lazer Double Pedals

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