CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED drummer Richard Christy (formerly of ICED EARTH, DEATH, LEASH LAW, CONTROL DENIED, BURNING INSIDE) has partnered with Modern Drummer magazine to premiere his studio performance video for the song "Admire The Heroes". Richard filmed his drum takes while recording the band's sophomore album, "Cold Winds On Timeless Days", earlier this year at The Hit Factory Criteria in Miami, Florida. Those takes from two different cameras were edited into the video you can see below.
Christy's approach to this record was that he wanted a more organic and spontaneous sounding album. Amazingly, drums were recorded in a mere two days and the video is evidence to his ability to record the songs in an entire, contiguous take. Christy elaborates: "The drum sound on the second CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED album, 'Cold Winds On Timeless Days', turned out better than I ever could have imagined thanks to engineer Mark Lewis, the amazing drum room at Hit Factory Criteria in Miami, and all of the great equipment that I endorse like Ddrum, Sabian, Vater, Axis and Aquarian! Rehearsing the full album every day for two months straight definitely helped, too. Fortunately, I set up a couple of video cameras at the studio and filmed a lot of my drum tracking for our second album. We did three or four takes straight through on the drums for each song so what you'll see on these videos isn't necessarily what we used on the album (some of the drum fills don't match up exactly) but they'll give you a great idea of how amazing the drum room at Hit Factory is and how we were able to get a very natural drum sound on the new CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED album!"
Fans that want to read more about the album can read an article about Richard Christy and CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED in the December issue of Modern Drummer, which hits shelves in October.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXHc3GK2mrM&feature=player_embedded