Aquiles Priester has just recorded a new DVD and will also be released on Blu-Ray at the Harman Experience Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. This is the first time that a Brazilian records at the Harman Experimence Center, which is currently endorsed by the Samsung brand. World-renowned artists such as Fall Out Boy and Michael Bolton have recorded at this beautiful venue. The record was recorded with 12 cameras and they managed to capture all the feeling and sweat of the drummer.
The material was recorded by Foggy Filmes, designed by producers Junior Carelli and Rudge Campos, in partnership with Adair Daufembach who took care of all audio monitoring – Adair will mix and master the work. The DVD, still unnamed, will be released at the end of 2018 and will have the mission to overcome the last institutional work of drummer Aquiles Priester, “Top 100 Drum Fills”, which was voted the best DVD of the genre by Modern Drummer USA in 2014.
In addition to the traditional institutional class of Aquiles Priester, the DVD will feature songs from Hangar’s latest album, “Stronger Than Ever,” plus songs from the three albums that the drummer recorded with Noturnall and two new songs to be released by the band who played the Rebirth of Shadows tour with vocalist Edu Falaschi. In total, there will be 17 songs that show all the competence and musicality of the drummer.
Aquiles Priester explains about the recording of the DVD:
“I am very happy with the result of this recording of my new DVD. My performance was incredible and the way Foggy Films positioned the cameras gave me the feeling that the person is playing drums with me. A live performance that I even surprised myself with all the takes and the way Foggy Movies worked the lighting on location. The brutality of my performance really was phenomenal. It seemed that I was in trance, in another dimension. It was something I will never forget and I will always remember this performance as one of the best in my career. “
Junior Carelli comments on the experience of recording at the Harman Experience Center:
“It was a surreal experience. This Harman studio is phenomenal, apart from that we made history because it was the largest structure ever taken to the studio to this day. We recorded the Aquiles Priester DVD with 12 cameras, and used a table with 30 channels to capture the audio. All equipment used was from Harman products, which endorse all the quality of the brand. It is always an honor to work with Aquiles Priester, as well as an extraordinary musician and personal friend, he has blood in his eyes to work and make it happen. We were able to record the best DVD ever made in the history of music, I have no doubt about it. “
Rudge Campos complements:
“We had a super reduced team and that gave the maximum of itself so that the final result arrived at what we wanted. We chose few members in total so that everyone would be focused and not dazzled by the great production. This is undoubtedly one of the biggest productions and the biggest institutional DVD I’ve ever done for Foggy Films. I would like to thank the partnership with Arthur Galvão and Julio Mendoza, who helped intensely at all times. “
Aquiles Priester uses the following brands on all tours and events: Mapex Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Roland, AKG Microphones, JBL, Soundcraft, Gibraltar Hardware, Evans Drum Heads, Pro-Mark Sticks, LP Percussion, DW Pedals, SKB Cases, Xtreme Ears, Urbann Boards PsychoShoes, Power Click, Consulate of Rock and Lady Snake Rock Wear.