Les Prest on


Rhythm - - BEAT! -

I would de­scribe my drum­ming style as...

“Rhyth­mi­cally tech­ni­cal, fast and groove ori­en­tated.”

Self-taught or lessons?

“Self taught from books (I still haven’t fin­ished Buddy Rich’s SnareRudi­ments), as well as watch­ing and lis­ten­ing to some of my favourite drum­mers play, like Mike Port­noy and Chris Adler.”

What’s the best drum­ming ad­vice you’ve ever been given?

“Speed and tech­nique go hand in hand.I prac­tise tech­niques like heel toe, which makes it eas­ier for me to play at speed. And I al­ways use a metronome for prac­tis­ing and live per­for­mances, it makes track­ing a lot eas­ier!”

What are you/your band cur­rently up to?

“Watch out for our new sin­gle, ‘Dragged Into Hell’, from our sec­ond full-length stu­dio al­bum com­ing out later this year. Out of the stu­dio, we’re also gig­ging reg­u­larly, sup­port­ing bands like The Face­less, Suf­fo­ca­tion and Car Bomb, with some up­com­ing fes­ti­val slots.”

I use...

Drum Work­shopCol­lec­tors se­ries , Hard Rock maple, To­bacco Burst six-piece 8", 10", 12", 14", 16", 22" kick; Pearl free float­ing snare 14"; Zildjian cymbals 14"; hi-hats, 14", 18", 19"; crash, 18"; china, 22"; ride, 10"; splash 8" Black Metal bell. Elec­tron­ics/hard­ware/ per­cus­sion/ex­tras: Axis AL-2 dou­ble pedal andpedal trig­gers. Pearl Icon three-piece rack; Bey­er­dy­namic DT 770 M head­phones.”

Face­book: @Em­bod­i­men­tOf­fi­cial

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