ANUP SASTRY Releases Drum Playthrough For New Track “Where I Belong”

Drummer Anup Sastry just released a new playthrough for a track entitled “Where I Belong”, which will be off his upcoming EP Illuminate which drops on June 18th, 2019! The song is a classic Sastry banger with punchy drums, catchy hooks, and enough riffs you keep you satiated for weeks to come. Check it!


About the track, Anup had this to say:

“This is one of my favorite songs on the EP. Although this is the instrumental version, the EP will have a version with vocals by Andy Cizek (Makari). The EP will also have vocals by Mike Semesky (Interloper) and Chaney Crabb (Entheos). I’ll be including both instrumental and vocal versions on the release. I’m incredibly excited to finally have this release put together. I’ve been writing for a little over two years. After every release I put out, I always sit back and tell myself that I can do better, which I’m sure a lot of musicians/songwriters can relate to. So I’m always that much harder on myself when writing material for ‘the next’ release. That’s part of the reason why it takes me so long to put music together that I’m truly proud of. On that note, I really hope everyone enjoys the EP.”

And as for the gear used here, this is what he’s rockin’:

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
  • G2 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 pre-order the new EP here and to follow the dude on Facebook for all the tuneage to come.

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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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