Matt DeGroot – Beneath The Hollow – Spineless – Exclusive Drum Play-through – Pre-Order Nihilist Today

This video is drummer Matt DeGroot playing Beneath The Hollow’s “Spineless” from the forthcoming ‘Nihilist’ release. Nihilist marks the band’s first time working with an outside producer, Todd Smith (Dog Fashion Disco, Polkadot Cadaver, Knives Out!) and Rob Queen (Rob Queen Band) joined Beneath the Hollow in the Studio in February helping the band bring things to the next level.

Beneath the Hollow – Nihilist

Recorded at DSD Studios, Illinois.

Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Jesse DeGroot

Drums were tracked over several sessions in March of 2018.

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Matt’s Studio Gear:


8” x 14” DW Collector Series Black Nickel Over Brass Snare

PDP Shells by DW FS drum series premium all-birch shells. Birch produces balanced tones, making it an ideal wood choice for studio drummers.

22″ x 18″ kick drums
10″ x 8″ and 12″ x 9″ rack toms
14″ x 12″ floor toms

Cymbals (left to right):

16” Meinl Classics China 
14” Meinl Classics Custom Dark Hi-Hats 
18” Meinl Classics Custom Medium Crash 
08” Meinl Cymbals Classics High Bell
10” Meinl Classics Custom Dark Splash
08” Meinl Classics Splash
19” Meinl Classics Custom Extreme Metal Crash
20” Meinl Classics Custom Extreme Metal Ride
18” Meinl Classics Custom Dark China
14” Meinl Byzance Brilliant Serpents Hi-Hats
Extreme Trash Stack – 16” Meinl Classics Custom Extreme Metal China bottom & 16” Meinl Byzance Vintage thin Trash Crash top

Pedals/hi-hat stands:

Axis Longboards Classic Black – Single Pedals With Axis E-Kit triggers

DW 9500 Heavy Duty 2-Leg Hi-hat Stands


Vic-Firth 2BN signature


Snare – Sure SM57 (Top & Bottom)

Toms 1-3  – Sennheiser e604s

Tom 4 – AKG D112


AKG CS1000s

Audix F9 (used for splash cymbals)

Room Mics:

Sure SM7B

Beneath The Hollow Members:

Jesse DeGroot – Guitar
Matt DeGroot – Drums
Tyler Williams – Bass
Aaron Revels – Vocals

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