James Coppolino – Abysmal Dawn – Loathed In Life – Drum Play-through

James Coppolino is the drummer for Los Angeles based death metal titans, Abysmal Dawn. He has been playing drums for ten years and first cut his teeth playing in local metal bands such as Syrebris and Insentient. James has a background in marching band drums and has been a private teacher and worked in various music schools since 2006. In 2013 he taught as the head of percussion at North Valley Military Institute, before leaving to focus fulltime on his music career. This video is James’ play-through of Abysmal Dawn’s, Loathed In Life, produced by Soultone Cymbals.

James’ Gear:

Pearl Session Studio Classic in Sequoia Red:

10” x 7”, 12” x 8”, 16” x 14”, 22″ x 18″

Pearl Modern Utility Snare in Satin Maple:

14” x 7”

Soultone Cymbals:

20″ Natural China

16″ Gospel Crash

14″ Gospel Crash

09″ Gospel Splash

08″ gospel splash

13″ Vintage Old School Patina Hi-hats

20″ Natural Ride

20″ Gospel China

Trick Drums Dominator Double Bass Pedal

Remo Drum Heads

Vic Firth Drumsticks

Roland TM2

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