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Old 09-19-2007, 08:07 PM
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Default Dave McClain

Didnt found a threat about him and I think he deserves one ! ;-)

IMO an amazing, fast drummer of my favorite band, Machine Head ! Seen them about 10 times live now and cant wait to see them again on december 1st in Cologne with Trivium, Arch Enemy and the mighty Shadows Fall !

Hmm...nuff said so far... just a few pics though ! ^^


Current pic of their Black Tyranny Tour through the US

Old pic of me and Dave in Cologne 04


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Old 09-23-2007, 06:44 PM
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I couldn't agree more.....Dave McClain is a killer drummer. His work on The Blackening is awesome. We will be seeing Machine Head in October.......sweet!
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:50 PM
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Great drummer, I just wish he played in a band that does more for me than Machine Head.
I got the impression watching him at wembley this year that it was all easy for him. Which is a bit scary. Cool that he is so relaxed while playing though.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:46 PM
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He isnt THAT relaxed though, I met him a couple of times and talked to him. When playing songs like "Vim" from Through the Ashes ... hes going pretty far to his limits.

Also his setup is cool, pretty impressing how he can play on a kit that is so much set down.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:24 AM
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Great drummer, I've learned a lot from he approaches some quite complex melodies....ala "The Blackening"...and to lesser extent Ashes, but yeah, he's really inspired me to push myself. He plays some very tasty stuff, great drummer, and I think he's grown with the music as opposed to getting better and applying that to the music. Listen to "The More Things Change" then to "The Blackening" and u'll see what I mean.
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:42 PM
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I Think he is very good... He seems to surprise me.. Im not a big machine head fan but i would listen to them the very rare occasion and just when i think he is a bit over rated he would rip a lovely lick or pattern out of nowhere and shut me up hahaha IMO great player altho i wouldn be able to play his kit looks very uncomfortable imo
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:24 AM
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I think he now completely moved to DDRUMS, but Im not too sure, in octobers issue of Modern Drummer Ive seen to commercials with Dave, one with Pearl-Drums and a few pages forward then with DDRUMS !?
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:31 PM
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I was really confused about that too!!!
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:26 PM
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Hmmm ... I guess hes with ddrums now, cause last time Ive seen them play he used that set !
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:51 PM
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I was reading an interview the other day in which Dave said he felt that Pearl was not doing much for him in terms of promotion and he found that frustrating. Ddrum was offering a better deal so he made the switch.

You'll find that here: Dave Mclain interview for Drummer's Digest
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:36 PM
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Awesome, thanks for the article !!!
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:28 PM
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You're welcome bro!

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Any idea what snare Dave uses on The Blackening record (the most recent one)?

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Old 04-09-2008, 08:41 PM
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Hey!

You can directly and personally ask Dave that question here:

http://www.drummerstalk.com

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Old 04-22-2008, 03:04 PM
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Someone must know what snare Dave uses or has used??

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Old 04-22-2008, 03:57 PM
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Default Re: Dave McClain

Not taking anything away from Dave McClain. (And I've already posted elesewhere on the futility of comparing one drummer to another)

But Chris Kontos was totally amazing on the first album.

I think I read an article years ago by Dave, where his Mum or Nan or someone phoned him up upon hearing he'd got the Machine Head job and basically said. "Have you heard the guy you're replacing? Good luck!"

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It's funny, but I preferred Dave's drumming in Sacred Reich to the stuff he's doing now.
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:29 PM
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He still nails all the "Burn My Eyes" stuff live though. Oooh, just got the shivers thinking about 'Block'. Gonna put it on right now!
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:37 PM
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Default Re: Dave McClain

Oh I love Dave. He's a beast.
Interest double bass set up he's got also.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:04 PM
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Dave moved to Yamaha and plays the Oak Custom sets.
He still uses DDrum for triggers.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:58 PM
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Saw Machine Head last weekend. My GOD were they on FIRE - they absolutely crushed and Dave was killer. Such a great drummer. I was drooling over that new Oak Custom kit he's using!
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I saw MH on Mayhem Fest last summer. They were great. McClain is a beast. Love his style.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: Dave McClain

Something else I thought of...

I've read a few interviews where he's said they don't record to a click. If this is the case, that's DAMN impressive considering how solid the tempos are on each album.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:47 PM
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Something else I thought of...

I've read a few interviews where he's said they don't record to a click. If this is the case, that's DAMN impressive considering how solid the tempos are on each album.
I've read that too.

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