ANUP SASTRY Annihilates “This World” In This New Drum Playthrough

He’s at it again, folks.


Drummer Anup Sastry has just dropped a new drum playthrough for his track “This World” off his latest release Illuminate! The track itself is an amazing blend of dirty, complex, and tasty guitar and drum grooves that doesn’t stop until the very last second and will have you bobbing your head until the very end. And as for Sastry’s playing, the dude is absolutely as tight and massive as ever. His hits are earth-shattering and consistent, which is the perfect combination for this style of music. As for gear, you know the man is rocking some serious swag. Check it out below:

Tama Starclassic Birch Bubinga in Lacquered White Oyster

  • 10″ x 8″ Rack Tom
  • 12″ x 9″ Rack Tom
  • 14″ x 14″ Floor Tom (Left)
  • 16″ x 14″ Floor Tom (Right)
  • 22″ x 16″ Kick Drum
  • 14″ x 6″ Maple Starphonic Snare

Meinl Cymbals (from left to right):

  • 18″ Classics Custom Dark Crash
  • 15″ Pure Alloy Hi- Hats
  • 18″ Byzance Traditional Medium Crash
  • 8″ Benny Greb Signature Crasher Hats
  • 20″ Pure Alloy Ride
  • 18″ Pure Alloy Crash
  • 16″ Mb10 Medium Crash and 18″ Byzance Traditional China (Stack)
  • 18″ Classics Custom Extreme Metal China

Evans Drumheads:

  • Heavyweight Snare Batter
  • 300 Snare Side
  • EC2 Clear Tom Batter
  • G1 Clear Tom Resonant
  • EQ4 Frosted Kick Batter

Microphones and Gear:

  • AKG 414 for overheads
  • Shure Beta 57 for snare top
  • Shure SM 57 for snare bottom
  • Sennheiser MD 421 for toms
  • Shure Beta 91 A for kick in
  • Stam Audio FET 47 for kick out
  • AKG D12 VR for kick out
  • Shure 98 D/S for ride and stack
  • Shure SM 81 for hi hats
  • Shure SM 81 for china
  • Warm Audio 87’s for close room
  • Sterling Audio Heiserman 47’s for far room
  • BAE 1073’s for overheads and close room
  • API 3124’s for far room
  • Precision 8 for cymbal close mic’s
  • Prodigy Engineering for all drums

Be sure to grab his latest EP Illuminate on his Bandcamp here.

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Senior Editor at Gear Gods living in LA. Just trying to figure this whole music thing out, really.

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