A LIGHT DIVIDED Shoot For The Stars In This Exclusive Drum Playthrough For “Fear Of Heights”

Rock and metal outfit A Light Divided might be one of the catchiest heavy bands we’ve heard here in a while. The Winston-Salem-based group have been gearing up for the release of their forthcoming album Choose Your Own Adventure, which drops October 5th, 2018, and in anticipation of this new quest, they’ve dropped the first single from the album entitled “Fear of Heights”. If you haven’t heard it, stop what you are doing and watch the video below. It’s a banger in the truest sense, with soaring vocals (courtesy of singer Jaycee Clark), the catchiest of catchy hooks, and enough ballsy guitar and drum work to keep things heavy. But wait, there’s more! The band has just dropped a playthrough of the song, featuring drummer Adam Smith behind the kit. Watch and dance your booty off, only right here, on Gear Gods!

If there’s one thing evident in the playthrough, it’s that Adam is doing exactly what the song calls for at exactly the right moments. The dude keeps a steady, powerful rhythm behind the dance-like heartbeat of the song, and throws in the occasional impressive drum fill, just to add a little spice. It’s groovy, tight, and hits all the right notes to keep things satisfying right up until the very end, and we absolutely can’t wait to hear more of it.

And for all you gearheads out there (welcome to Gear Gods, by the way), the equipment Adam is using here is as follows:

Drums: 

  • SJC Custom Made Maple Kit
  • 10×7 Rack Tom
  • 16×13 Floor Tom
  • 18×16 Floor Tom
  • 22×20 Kick
  • 14×5 20 ply vented OCDP snare (custom made high school graduation present)

Cymbals:

  • Zildjian 19″ A Custom Projection Crash
  • Zildjian 14″ A Custom Mastersound High Hats
  • Zildjian 22″ A Swish Knocker
  • Zildjian 6″ Zil-Bel
  • Zildjian 22″ Z Custom Power Bell Ride
  • Saludia 19″ Earthworks Medium Crash

Evans: 

  • 12, 16, 18 G2 Clear Heads
  • 22 EMAD2 Kick Head
  • 14 SD Dry Snare Head
  • Puresound Blaster Snare Wires
  • Pearl Icon Rack
  • Tama Iron Cobra Double Bass Pedal
  • Tama Cymbal Hardware
  • Tama Hi-Hat Stand
  • Roland TM-2 Electric Module
  • Roland RT-10K Trigger
  • Shure SE 215 In Ears

Be sure to follow Adam on his Facebook and Instagram to see all the behind-the-scenes drummy goodness that goes into playing for such a sick act. Choose Your Own Adventure is out October 5th, so be sure to grab your sword and torch in preparation! Head over to the band’s website for physical pre-orders, as well as digital orders here.

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