Gear Gods is now hosting a new drum playthrough video from Brazilian progressive metal outfitDAYDREAM XI.
The pro-filmed new visual accompaniment was created for the track "A Cup Of Agony," which is found on DAYDREAM XI's new The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn full-length, which was released in September through Sensory Records as the band made their stateside live debut at Progpower USA. The multi-camera video showcases drummer Bruno Giordano expertly attacking the nearly six-minute-long opus, alongside a detailed description of his writing and performance on the album as well as a full breakdown of his kit and setup.
Giordano issues in part, "The process of recording this album was kind of a challenge for me. The drum fills, the groove lines, odd time signatures and odd accents, were composed to be musical and technical at the same time. I don't think that the drummer must always be a virtuoso, with a lot of notes and fast playing. I worked hard preparing myself to record this song, because I knew it wouldn't be easy, and because of that, it ended up being smoother than expected. I recorded in one shift."
See the new drum playthrough for "A Cup Of Agony" at Gear Gods RIGHT HERE.
The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn is out now on CD, a six-panel digipak CD with a twenty-eight page booklet, as well as all digital platforms through Sensory Records; stream and order the CD and 24-bit hi-res version HERE.
On their second album, The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn, DAYDREAM XI embraces the progressive side of their music in a dark concept album. The concept is a metaphor to express that we are drawn to each other more by our weaknesses and our flaws than our strengths and virtues. It's portrayed through a journey, where Phillip, the Circus master, takes his new apprentice, Circe, across the various acts of this Circus. Each song represents a feeling or aspect of human life, channeled by the storyline of each character. With eleven epic new songs, The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn was recorded at an array of studios across Brazil and the US with the band's Tiago Masseti handling final production. The record was mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Haken), and completed with artwork by Kikyz1313 and Mateus Conter.