Matt Garstka from Animals As Leaders Jams for the Vic Firth Folks at The Fortress

Vic Firth have good taste in drummers, because they’re kicking this new series called “The Fortress” off the right way. It’s a series of videos where they just bring a lot of their endorsers into a nice studio (the titular Fortress) and tell them to just go off.

Well to get things started one of the first drummers on display is the new Animals As Leaders stick wielder Matt Garstka. If he hasn’t wowed you on the band’s new record The Joy Of Motion, well then I guess nothing will, but he’s some more footage to impress the already wowed.

And by the way, Matt plays Vic Firth American Classic 55A sticks, in case you were wondering.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.