#1
Make a band without a drummer?
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Making a metal band with some good friends biut all the drummers are too girly to like metal they seem to be all silly little emo kids.
I mean I go to a schoool with a performing arts specialisation so we have a studio and everything.

So could we set a beat with a bass or have alternatives (Like Slipknot) and then just have an all guitar band?
#2
use a drum machine. But seriously you need one unless every one of you can keep time.What's wrong with them liking metal?
#3
Hmmm yeah, believe it or not but my mate has just phoned saying his bro is a drummer.... except hes a bit of a douche lol.

Drum machine... hmmmm I'll look into that now
#5
You could, but it would suck, and be very boring. The thrash of the drums is a huge part of a live show! Put up ads at a music store or something.
#6
There was a band from Toronto called Strawman (song was "Yeah, yeah, yeah, Whatever" that everyone has virtually forgotten about, including the internet, but they didn't have a drummer. They used a drum machine. Their live show was so produced, though, with multi-media, smoke machines, etc. that you almost didn't notice there was no drummer. It was *very* convincing. It wasn't exactly metal, but it was hard rock. Trying to think... kinda like Stabbing Westward meets Collective Soul, maybe... I guess.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
#7
i personally wouldn't set foot on stage without a drummer unless i was doing an acoustic gig.
#8
I think you could try having a metal band without drums. There's no rule stating you need drums. But you're probably better off using a drum machine until you get a drummer. Plus using a drum machine will make you super tight.
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#10
Quote by condork
Make a band without a drummer?
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Making a metal band with some good friends biut all the drummers are too girly to like metal they seem to be all silly little emo kids.
I mean I go to a schoool with a performing arts specialisation so we have a studio and everything.

So could we set a beat with a bass or have alternatives (Like Slipknot) and then just have an all guitar band?

ur a ****ing idiot
#11
It was common for old school Black Metal bands to perform with a drum machine. Sometimes it would even be just one or two guys on stage and the rest was a recording.

But generally, if you want to play live you need a drummer.
#12
Quote by Deanhater
no you cant have a band without a drummer, especially a metal band.

I.C.O.N. are a band that are currently doing pretty well, they've toured with and supported Diamond Head, Witchfynd, and are lined up to support Blaze Bayley (ex Iron Maiden) and they started with a drum machine.
They have a drummer now but he's only relatively recently joined them.
My point is, if no drummer is available, it's perfectly possible to use a drum machine instead and still play great gigs, because that's exactly what these guys did.
#13
Quote by SlackerBabbath
I.C.O.N. are a band that are currently doing pretty well, they've toured with and supported Diamond Head, Witchfynd, and are lined up to support Blaze Bayley (ex Iron Maiden) and they started with a drum machine.
They have a drummer now but he's only relatively recently joined them.
My point is, if no drummer is available, it's perfectly possible to use a drum machine instead and still play great gigs, because that's exactly what these guys did.


drum machine... well, the OP was talking no drum sounds at all, I believe...
#14
Quote by DanielQ
drum machine... well, the OP was talking no drum sounds at all, I believe...


Possibly, but this post;
Quote by condork
Drum machine... hmmmm I'll look into that now

...would suggest that he is now thinking otherwise, hence my post just to encourage him and show him that it can be done like that.
#15
Quote by SlackerBabbath
Possibly, but this post;

...would suggest that he is now thinking otherwise, hence my post just to encourage him and show him that it can be done like that.

I was talking about a drummer of some sort, be it man or machine.
#16
Maybe, but it would suck hard. Drumming makes your playing ULTRA tight.
#17
It can turn out pretty bad, I saw a support band playing to a drum machine once and it was just lifeless. They really didn't interest anyone except two fat girls.
#19
A lot of bands have started out using drum machines or recordings, it really isn't uncommon, a lot of them eventually do hire drummers to cover the parts eventually, but that is usually pretty far down the road.

Just off hand, the Eurythmics, LM.C., B-52's, and Eagles of Death Metal have all got along without a drummer and just used recordings or some type of synth.
#20
Quote by condork
Make a band without a drummer?
biut all the drummers are too girly to like metal they seem to be all silly little emo kids.
I mean I go to a schoool with a performing arts specialisation so we have a studio and everything.


Have you asked any of the "silly little emo kids"? I know it won't be there "scene" but he/she could bring in his/her touchs into the band. Also if there really wanting to be in a band, as most people in a performing arts school would be then it should be fine.

i mean, over here, our biggest export is an indie band with a drummer who just likes metallica ect... so it is possible.

(just an alternative to a drum machine)
#21
Quote by DanielQ
lack of drummer = lack of credibility.


Definitely not true. Having a drummer does not make the band good.
Quote by Wiirdo
Drumming makes your playing ULTRA tight.

Also definitely not true. Having a drummer does not make your band tight. Most bands have drummers and are not very tight.
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