Recording Metal on 100-Year-Old Recording Technology – The Wax Cylinder

In what is possibly the ultimate metal hipster move, musical mad scientist Rob Scallon has conducted a gnarly experiment in which he attempted to record a metal band on a dead medium known as wax cylinder – a technique that’s literally a hundred years old. So, he found a guy who specializes in recording to wax cylinder (he may have had to resort to a seance to do it), got a band together, and played a song in front of several copper horns that led to an ancient machine that carved what they played into ye olde Proe Tooles.

It’s a pretty fun experiment – but how does it sound? You’ll have to watch to find out. Be sure to also subscribe to Rob for more cool videos and crazy antics.

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