DRUMCEPTION – BLACK CROWN INITIATE’s Wes Hauch x GOJIRA’s Mario Duplantier

Welcome to the second 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!

Wes Hauch of melodic metal powerhouse Black Crown Initiate is the second of our friends to lend his talents to creating an incredible song using these drums as a starting point. Simon Grove of The Helix Nebula plays bass on the track. Wes’s guitar tones are featured in Metal Guitar Gods 4 EZmix Pack, the latest edition of Toontrack’s widely popular series of metal guitar-oriented expansions for EZmix 2.

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.

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