POWER METAL. It’s a phrase that evokes a lot of feelings in a lot of people – for me, it’s all good ones. I came up listening to bands like Helloween, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, and Dragonforce. For me, nothing beats the sound of big, epic choruses. But the most important part of it, for me, was always the distinct drumming style, and now you can drag and drop those classic beats into your pre-pro tracks with no effort at all! The new Power Metal MIDI drum grooves pack from Toontrack has everything you need to create thundering power metal drum tracks.


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Umeå, Sweden, November 28, 2017.
Today, Toontrack announced the Power Metal MIDI pack, a collection of drum grooves and fills inspired by power metal from the ’80s through to today. This marks the seventieth individual title in Toontrack’s ever-growing line of drum MIDI and the sixth release of the company’s annual Metal Month campaign running every year in November.

About the Power Metal MIDI pack
Strip any given power metal song down to the bare bones of the rhythm section and a few simple but key elements emerge: speed, power, accuracy and extreme musical prowess. In respect of the drums, that’s exactly what this collection of MIDI is all about. Think the likes of Helloween, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Sabaton and Dragonforce and you’ll hear the galloping beats, the frenetic bass drums, the rampant tempos and, of course, the odd crushing heavy grooves with all the fills and epic parts to go with them.

This collection of MIDI is a full circle compilation covering the fundamentals of what the genre has had to offer thus far – from the classic late ’80s European era that launched the genre, through the often more aggressive and thrash-influenced American style predominant during the 1990s and ending up right where power metal is today: resurgent and ever so vibrant.

This “best of” grooves collection is the perfect match for anyone in need of a plethora of razor-sharp drum foundations for use in any epic metal context.

• Drum grooves and fills inspired by power metal music from the ’80s through to today
• Approx. 465 individually played files
• 4/4 in straight and/or swing feel
• Tempos ranging from 110 BPM to 220 BPM
• Song structure categorization (intro, verse, chorus, bridge, fills, etc.)

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About Toontrack and Metal Month 2017
Toontrack is a developer of software for music production, widely acclaimed for its attention to quality, design and innovation. In 1999, Toontrack changed the industry with the groundbreaking drum sample library Drumkit From Hell. Today, the company is world-leading in sampled drums and has extended its product range to include mix tools, software piano instruments and a wide assortment of expansion content. Some of Toontrack’s most known brands include EZdrummer 2, Superior Drummer 2, EZmix 2 and EZkeys. Metal Month is Toontrack’s annual celebration of all things related to metal music, a genre that is firmly rooted within the company’s history and products. For this year’s edition, Toontrack just announced November 21 as the release date for The Rock Foundry SDX, an expansion produced by Bob Rock for the recently released Superior Drummer 3. In addition, yet-to-be-announced titles will be revealed on a weekly basis through the month. Toontrack is also offering generous deals and happenings all through Metal Month.

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