#1
I am part of a band, that wants to perform at a high school battle of the bands. And we are all in high school. I have been playing guitar for about 3 years, i have an instructor so like I can play a lot of things. We wanted to play fear of the dark by iron maiden, but drummer comes up to me today and tells me he cant play that kind of song, cuz he has been playing only 2 years and hasnt touched a drum set for about 2 years(basically he isnt good enough). I am like ok, we'll find another song, but am not sure the most heavy metal u can play is metallica. But like too many bands play master of puppets and smoke on the water. I like heavy rock too but like im not too sure whats a good song to play. We have 2 guitarists a keyboard and drummer.
#2
New drummer eh?

Try some Cryptopsy.
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#3
Really, i have no choice, not too many drummers at our school most are taken.
#5
Meshuggah.

He wont have trouble.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#6
fear of the dark= GOOD IDEA FOR A COVER SONG. real good choice bud, just enough slow parts, just enough fast parts. everyone can get into that song...hmm no bassist? intersting. but about the drummer, i'd try and find a temp, if you cant...then dumb down the drum part er sumthin bud
#7
not really a bass player, we'll give some bass lines to the keyboard player, but the thing is, the really good part of the song fear of the dark is the drumming itself.
#8
Quote by armenh
Really, i have no choice, not too many drummers at our school most are taken.


yeah i know how ya feel, barely anyone in my school drums at all. I think there are maybe like 3 drummers that i know that we actually tried. one sucks, one is a tool and wanted to practice only on holidays and days off from school but not like weekends just like random days off (what the hell is with that?), and the other one just wasnt into metal and wasnt relly creative about it, just kept asking us what he should play... i'm still searching for a drummer lol


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#9
true, true...hmm. well you apparently like SOAD. play violent pornography . but really, a lesser known zepp song maybe? sabbath is always a crowd pleaser too
#11
funny thing is its an armenian school and soad is armenian, so like playing that would be too cheesy, doubt we'll win,
#13
Do Paranoid by Black Sabbath. The solo shouldn't give you too much trouble for the time you've been playing...and it's really catchy.

Otherwise.......idk you could maybe do Death's cover of Painkiller.
#14
Quote by armenh
funny thing is its an armenian school and soad is armenian, so like playing that would be too cheesy, doubt we'll win,


Worse reason to not play a band ever. I hate SOAD and I think your logic is idiotic.

If your playing "to win" pick some crappy mediocre pop "metal" band that everyone knows.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one