Welcome to the fifth installment of our Drumception series in celebration of Toontrack Metal Month, where we challenge all guitarists to compose and perform a song to drum tracks written by Gojira’s Mario Duplantier!
Chris Broderick (Act of Defiance, ex-Megadeth) adds his contribution this time around, with a seriously different approach than we’ve seen thus far, incorporating some very interesting piano parts and guitar lines. The Faceless’ Justin McKinney, Fallujah’s Scott Carstairs, Jason Suecof of Capharnaum and Charred Walled of the Damned (with a guest solo from Marty Friedman) and Wes Hauch of Black Crown Initiate have already released their versions. These aren’t eligible for the contest, of course; just something fun to get your brain firing!
Download Mario’s drum track, record your own guitars over it, and enter our Toontrack giveaway right here. The drums were recorded using the new Rythme Sauvage MIDI pack, Mario’s recent Toontrack release of drum MIDI grooves for EZdrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 2.
Be sure to check out all our other cool Metal Month videos and watch for more episodes of Drumception, featuring a slew of modern metal guitar heroes!
Toontrack’s EZDrummer 2 is available for free as a 10-day trial right here, on Mac or PC. Lots more great deals on loads of gear throughout November, Toontrack’s Metal Month’s, available here.