Welcome to the next 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!
Justin McKinney of The Faceless and The Zenith Passage is the latest to provide his take on Mario’s track, with Ryan “Bart” Williams of Necromancing the Stone (and ex-The Black Dahlia Murder) on bass. This track isn’t eligible for the contest, of course; just something fun to get your brain firing! Here are some more versions by A-list metal guitarists for your inspiration:
- Jason Suecof of Capharnaum and Charred Walled of the Damned (with a guest solo from Marty Friedman)
- Wes Hauch of Black Crown Initiate
- Scott Carstairs of Fallujah
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.