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Earthside Premieres "Mob Mentality" Drum Playthrough Video

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Connecticut's cinematic and progressive outfit Earthside released the stunning debut album "A Dream In Static" last year (still streaming here in full if you haven't heard it), the strength of which sees Earthside joining Leprous on tour this coming April.

Today we're giving you another look at a track from that album with an exclusive premiere of an epic drum playthrough video for “Mob Mentality” single.

Featuring video filmed, directed, and edited by Mike Magilnick of Watching Earth Productions, catch Ben Shanbrom performing the song below. Ben also had this to say:

"I almost had a nervous breakdown learning ‘Mob Mentality.’ Earthside songs most often come together in a democratic and organic fashion - we start with our individual ideas and build around each other, allowing each member to make his mark and play to his individual strengths. That is not at all how this song worked out!

“Jamie (our guitarist) wrote almost every section of this track - from the orchestration, down to the cymbal accents. Everything had to lock and flow in a very specific way to allow all of the elements to work together in harmony (or intended dissonance). Most crushing of all was the fact that Jamie programmed most of the demo drum parts in Logic without my consultation, resulting in more than a few sections that both delighted my ears and crippled me with despair!

"A LOT of practice was necessary before I felt comfortable playing this track, but it's truly a rush now to play it live, and I am certain that learning it made me a better drummer in every way. This play-through was a really neat chance to finally let loose and experiment with different fills and beat variations that Master Jamie wouldn't necessarily let me get away with otherwise!”

If you haven't grabbed your copy yet, pick up "A Dream In Static" through iTunes or at Bandcamp here.

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