Listen to This Gojira + Rivers of Nihil Collaboration Track


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!

Rivers of Nihil guitarist Brody Uttley and bassist Adam Biggs are the latest to lend their talents to Mario’s track. Perhaps the direction they’ve taken here is a sign of where the band is going in the future? Their contribution isn’t eligible for the contest, of course; just something fun to get your brain firing!

Here are some more versions of Mario’s track by A-list metal musicians 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
  • Just McKinney of The Faceless and The Zenith Passage (with bass by Ryan “Bart” Williams if Necromancing the Stone / ex-The Black Dahlia Murder)
  • Chris Broderick of Act of Defiance (ex-Megadeth, ex-Nevermore)

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. The deadline to enter is tonight, November 30th, at 11:59pm EST!!!

Be sure to check out all our other cool Metal Month videos and watch for more episodes of Drumception, featuring a slew of modern metal guitar heroes!

Toontrack’s EZDrummer 2 is available for free as a 10-day trial right here, on Mac or PC. Lots more great deals on loads of gear throughout November, Toontrack’s Metal Month, available here.

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