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Drum Playthrough Premiere: El Drugstore, “Moral Curve” (Members of East of the Wall)

Drum Playthrough Premiere: El Drugstore, “Moral Curve” (Members of East of the Wall)

Playthrough videos aren’t our ordinary fodder at MetalSucks, but Seth Rheam is no ordinary drummer: the guy’s been impressing our pants off for the better part of a decade with East of the Wall, and we can think of no musician more worthwhile of your attention.

So: here’s Seth (aka Squid) performing “Moral Curve,” a track from The Golden Age of Bad Ideas, the latest album from El Drugstore, his project with former EOTW bandmate Kevin Conway (also one of the founders of Nefarious Industries). Like East of the Wall, El Drugstore’s music is complex, skronky, proggy and somehow still pleasing on the ears, but unlike the former it’s a touch more outwardly aggressive and noisy, and it’s entirely instrumental. Rheam tells MetalSucks of “Moral Curve:”

“’Moral Curve,’ regarding drums, is more composed in comparison to others on the album. However, after playing, filming, recording and editing solo-I used that opportunity to add a little ‘hot sauce’ to my parts. A little trial and error to be honest. More videos to come!”

The Golden Age of Bad Ideas, the band’s sophomore effort, was recorded by Kevin Antreassian (The Dillinger Escape Plan) at Backroom Studios and Chris Alfano (East Of The Wall) at Volume Fact, mastered by Brad Boatright (Toxic Holocaust, Torche, Eye Of Nix) at Audiosiege, and features artwork by Bryan Elkins.

The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas is out now on CD and digital formats via Nefarious Industries at the label webshop here and via Bandcamp here

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