Toontrack released Hi-Energy Grooves, a collection of drum MIDI beats and fills performed by Jason Bowld (Axewound, Pitchshifter). This title, which concludes the company’s annual Metal Month release activities, underlines the fact that metal isn’t all about blast beats and rampant tempos – it’s about the groove as well.
With a history in bands such as Pitchshifter, Bullet For My Valentine and Axewound, Jason has cemented a position as one of metal’s most solid and dynamic drummers. This goes to show in this versatile collection of grooves and fills. It takes you from basic, sturdy 4/4 beats and inventive double-bass patterns to finally combust in intricate 6/8 and 9/8 grooves – all infused by Jason’s highly energetic signature style and feel.
In essence, great, solid mid to uptempo grooves for any modern metal song in need of an ironclad foundation.
• Performed by Jason Bowld (Axewound, Pitchshifter)
• Drum grooves suited for a broad use in modern metal
• Includes variations in 4/4, 6/8 and 9/8
• Organized in song structures
About Toontrack and Metal Month
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. This year, Toontrack is presenting a Devin Townsend/Animals As Leaders tour, hosting a free live stream event from the Chicago date on November 26 as well as releasing several new products throughout the month.
Read more, listen to audio demos and watch video of Jason performing here: