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Bad Seed Rising is a youthful quartet hailing from Baltimore. The band spent the months of November and December 2016 on the road with the band I, Prevail, touring in support of BSR’s debut album on Roadrunner Records, Awake in Color.

The band traces its origins to 2011, when drummer Aiden Marceron met guitarist Mason Gainer at Let There Be Rock School – Frederick, a music lesson facility and after school rock and roll community center in Frederick, Maryland. After being unhappy with their original band lineup, they added lead singer and guitarist Francheska Pastor and bassist Louey Peraza to the fold. BSR landed local gigs, eventually appearing at the M3 Rock Festival; touring with the likes of Halestorm, Daughtry, and 3 Doors Down; and releasing EPs in 2014 and 2015.

This Drum Playthrough features Aiden Marceron, who is 14 years of age, drumming to “I Can Feel You” from Awake In Color, which was produced by Drew Fulk.

How did you get started playing the drums, and for how long have you been playing?

I started playing drums at age four in my basement on a kit that my dad’s friend gave to him. I have been playing 10 years now.

Who were your main musical influences?

Growing up with two parents that love music, I listened to everything from the Bad Brains to Fugazi to The Used to Led Zeppelin.

What was your experience like when you recorded Awake In Color? How did you lay down your drum tracks?

Tracking drums for the album was done at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 on the Neve console, which was featured in the Sound City documentary. I played along to scratch tracks and also just to a click to record the songs. We recorded the drum tracks last, so the majority of the arrangements were solid.

How did the idea arise to make a Playthrough video?

I always watch other peer drummers and the videos they produce on Youtube, and have been wanting to do a few for the new record.

How many takes did this involve? Did you play along with a playback track (and if so, what was the source of the playback)?

I played along to our tracks via my phone and my in-ear monitors. We did about three or four takes for each song. I play to a click, so tracking these was easy.

What do you like the most about your drums?

I love SJC! The tone, look, and overall “family feel” from them is the reason why I chose to go with them.

DRUMS: SJC Custom Drums with 14″ Taye snare drum (Black Beauty Style)

CYMBALS: Zildjian

  1. 15″ K Light Hi-Hats
  2. 21″ A Custom EFX Crash
  3. 23″ A Sweet Ride
  4. 21″ FX Oriental Crash of Doom

Aiden Marceron also uses a Pearl Demon Drive double bass drum pedal, DW 5000 Series hi-hat stand, Tama stands and hardware, Vater Los Angeles 5A drumsticks, Remo and Aquarian heads (Bass drum: Aquarian Super-Kick II; Toms: Remo Ambassador Clear batter; Snare: Emperor Coated batter).

For more information on Bad Seed Rising, visit their website: www.badseedrisingband.com.

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