30th October 2012
Drumdrops has released Heavy Rock Drops, a heavy rock multi-track drum album featuring a collection of 20 heavy rock drum tracks covering numerous styles from the 1970s to the present day.
Heavy Rock Drops is performed by drummer Jason Bowld (Axewound, Bullet For My Valentine, Fightstar, Pitchshifter, Killing Joke, Pop Will Eat Itself) on a Mapex Saturn Kit with a range of snares and cymbals. It was recorded in London's Garden Studios, which has served the likes of Depeche Mode, The The, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Arctic Monkeys over three decades, and is famous for producing a very powerful drum sound. The album was recorded through a vintage Neve 8026 console and 16 track 2" Studer A80 tape machine by Martyn 'Ginge' Ford, whose production, engineering and mixing credits include Trivium, As I Lay Dying and Bullet For My Valentine. The album was mixed in The Engine Room in South London.
Jason and Ginge have created an array of tracks drawing on influences including Led Zeppelin, Queen, AC/DC, Janes Addiction, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Linkin Park, Kings of Leon, Red Hot Chili Pepppers, Soundgarden, 30 Seconds To Mars, Nirvana, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Foo Fighters and more. The tempos of the tracks range from 70 BPM to 189 BPM, Most are in 4/4, however you can find some other time signatures too, such as 6/8 and 7/8.
Heavy Rock Drops is available to purchase on a track-by-track basis, or as a complete album of fully downloadable drum multi-tracks with Pro Tools file, OMF file (to export into other DAW) a beat tempo map and full 24-bit WAVs. You can also purchase the tracks as mixes or stems of the separate drum parts (as 24-bit WAVs). Drum loops of each track will also be available soon.
Prices start at $5.43 for single track stem files.
You can view full information and preview tracks from Heavy Rock drops at: drumdrops.com/recording/heavy-rock-drops