Washington-based progressive metal group Wings Denied are just that: progressive. In the wake of the 5-piece group releasing their newest single “Nero”, they’ve just released this trampoline-based drum playthrough to go along with it. That’s right, drummer Alec Kossoff jumps AND drums around a trampoline park throughout this 4-and-a-half-minute jam, and it looks and sounds so goddamn fun. Check it out and jump along, only right here, on Gear Gods!
Now as you probably noticed, this playthrough is anything but typical. While Alec is jamming to the catchy and energetic feels that make up the majority of “Nero”, many an athletic man are jumping and dancing around him like they’re choreographed into the song. As the band has put it, it’s as if “Nero” has been re-imagined as a soundtrack for crazy trampoline antics by Alec and his acrobat friends. What’s even more entertaining is that Alec actually has a background in acrobatics, as the dude teaches trapeze in his spare time when he’s not getting down behind the kit. He’s even appeared in the 2017 film The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman doing exactly what he loves to do.
About the video, Alec had this to say:
“Both acrobatics and drumming are two disciplines I’ve been incredibly passionate about for most of my life. Over the last several years, I’ve been looking for ways to combine acrobatics and trampoline for a long time. Thanks to J.R. and the guys at Junk Tramp, I finally figured out a way to do that and it yielded a pretty fun result.”
The playthrough was recorded at Junk Tramp in Los Angeles, California, and was recorded, edited, and produced by the incredible Randy Edwards. Be sure to follow Wings Denied on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and their website, as well as check out “Nero” and their other tunes on Bandcamp, Spotify, and iTunes.