Jesse Schobel – Cast The Stone – A Plague Of Light – Exclusive Drum Videos Part II

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:

Mike Portnoy

Neil Peart

Chad Sexton

Igor Cavalera

Tomas Haake

Kevin Talley

Aquiles Priester

Gavin Harrison

Ed Warby

Dave Mackintosh

Jesse’s Gear:


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 Supraphonic

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:

“Empyrean Atrophy” is due for release on Agonia Records the 31st of August 

Pre-order (CD/LP/TS/DIGITAL):

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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