↑ The 20th anniversary celebration summer tour with LOK are doing grrreat so far.
It’s such a thrill to meet both old and new listeners! The peoples verdict seem to be solid… they got what they expected and alot more they tell us! We can’t be nothing less than super thrilled to hear that, because what we set out to achive when the rehearsals begun was to capture and sculpture our stage sound to the next level, bringing more of that original sound of LOK’s first album ”Naken, Blästrad och Skitsur” out thru the PA speakers then we ever did before.
Tech wise the 1979’s (24,13,14,16,16,18 and 14×5″ Supra-equiped) Ludwig ’Enhanced Buddy Rich’ kit deliviers the classic LOK-sound thru Sennheiser, Warm Audio and Ehrlund microphones, finally through a mighty Allen & Heath console. Master FOH Arnold Lindberg are a true wizard keeping the dB-levels within limits but yet maximizing the power out of the band.
The tour rolls on all summer and we’ll will not stop working on more audio details, just because we love it and of course also due to the fact that we believe it makes a sonic difference that will leave people remembering the experience as solid and powerful.
Photo: Therese Rasmusson
↑ Our New Bombastikooo Logo has arrived! (Made By: @Doomherre) Will soon be seen on stickers and probably shirts. Please give us a shout if u want to order some drumming workwear. We have several colour options (even more than is displayed here). Will be for sale pre-ordered only though.
↑ During 2019 our services may be down from time to time!
That due to the fact that main engineer Johan are touring with his reunited group LOK in 2019. To be sure that the now 20 year older arms and legs are drumming as the material was written Johan will be taking some extra time focusing on the grooves.
..BUT please don’t hesitate to make contact if you have interest in recording with him!
Also… please come see the band live during the small amount of festivals they’re doing in the summer of 2019. The band will first and foremost be saluting their debut full length album ”Naken, Blästrad och Skitsur” that was released early 1999.
Video Link for ’LOK står när de andra faller’
(One 1980’s Pearl Wood/Fiberglass kit were damaged in the making of this video 🙂
↑ BDR Johan in *White Limo Podcast’
For the first time we are sitting down chatting on that interwebz craze they call Podcasts.
The program + GoTo Episode 91
↑ Heavy Metal Warriors RAM went Bombastik again!
In collaboration with these dudes for the third time around we went to set the sound for old school drummer maniac Morgan and RAM, recording in their own studio Black Path Recordings. The attitude and sound is basic, straight forward and punchy like hell. Like it should be in their style of ’New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal’. Album will be out before this summer!
↑ Progressive Metal with TAR!
A band that newly had been restarted and once again had found the energy and passion together with new drummer Alexander. TAR went in with us in the fall of 2018 and took their time to record some interesting piece of music that will be out in 2019. Complex drumming by an all together VND (Very Nice Drummer). We really appreciated to work with these guys!
↑ Recordings live with a whole band is always so much fun! RADAR challenged theirselves springtime 2018 and went with the old way of recording music, and found alot of good energy there. Fuck perfection. Hail the energy! Some bands would not pull that thru but you don’t mess with Radar, because they will find you and send out their troops.
Drummer Lena’s kit were built up with pieces we had in our studio, a kit containing of a 1962 Ludwig 20×14″ kick drum and a 1970’s Vistalite 14×5″ snare. The Floor Tom used are a 1979 Buddy Rich 16×18″ drum. Mixed kits are never a problem in the studio. Often it’s better to blend things together and let the drummer try out different stuff and just use your ears. The result of this enjoyable quick live session can be heared on Spotify for example, titled ’Hybris och självhat’
↑ Björn Fryklund of Freak Kitchen is surely one hell of a drummer. He were in the studio and out of it quicker than we ever experinced (ONE freaking day, holy macaroni) when recording Freak’s latest album ’Confusion To The Enemy’, released sep 2018. As always with this excellent drummer and band the album contains a whole lotta intense playing with cut thru precision!
↑ Ufofolket were in the studio the other week and laid down the first six drum tracks for their second album, set to be released in 2019.
The drums used this time were a mix of Vintage Sonor and Ludwigs. For all you nerds: 22×18 Kick, 10×10 Tom, 12×12 Tom, 16×18 Tom. Supraphonic, Vistalite snare drums. Cymbals: Paiste, Sabian, Zildjian and Istanbul, a mix of all that’s good. The sound is continuing in the style of classic punk/hc/thrash.
Check out Ufofolkets debut EP
↑ We’re so thrilled to hear that the much talented Sarah Klang is on a sucessful debut tour right now. Two years ago we were lucky to get to record some drums for Sarahs first single ’Sleep’. We wish her and the band great sucess for all future to come! In this picture producer Anna is feeling the Ludwig Vistalites and vibing in with the great voice that Sarah delivers. Please Go Check Her Out !
↑ Mother Misery’s new full length album ”Megalodon” is out now on Transubstans and are getting nice rewievs. We took care of the drum recording and on a kit mixed with DW and Ludwig we found a solid sound that were recorded unto 18 sweet channels of Bombastikness.
SONOR M A N I A ! ! ! ! 🙂
↑ We bought BDR’s first Sonor drums early 2017. A gloss white 5-piece vintage ‘Phonic Plus’ kit from the early 80’s. We didn’t know what to expect, since these kits are made of Beech wood, wich was new to our ears, and also since these drums are built extremly thick and heavy (well you can see the German sittin’ up there). These are multi layer drums, 9 to be exact. Not exactly what the vintage fans strive for….
We extended the first set of drums with more units to build a classic monster hardrock kit. We now can offer
2 x 22 Kicks,
2 x 16” Floor Toms,
And three different Sonor Snares from the same era:
D 506 14×6,5 (Steel)
D 508 14×8” (Steel)
D 518 14×8” (Beech)
The Phonic and Phonic Plus Series was used alot in the 80’s by drummers like Nicko Mc Brain (Peace of mind / Powerslave period), Tommy Lee (Shout At The Devil and Theatre Of Pain period). Phil Rudd also used both std Phonic and the Phonic Plus series. IE, these are drums that we heard on our fav albums during our first years of playing.
↑ Firebreather Debut Album is Out! We helped our friends in Firebreather setting up and tuning a brand new, nice and green TAMA 4-piece kit in Elementstudion, Gothenburg. Drummer Tommy Hanning just switched back to drums after severeal years with guitar and bass in alot of different bands and seemed glad to have found his rhytmic roots again.
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Vinyl when you have your paycheck
↑ Of Judith wanted to record their three man outfit all live and fairly quick (except for the vocals) so we brought out our goodie amps and rigged the whole room. Drums, bass and a stereo guitar setup. The result is out there!
↑ Mother Misery recorded their upcoming album on a mixed drumkit with best of vintage Ludwigs and newer drums as DW and Sonor. The tuning was as low as you can go for max swosh! ang thugh!. The rest of the recording process takes place at the mothers own studio in their hometown of Enköping.
↑ An Ill Wind Blowing, heavy new album from Age Of Woe, out on War Anthem Records. We took part of the drum setup and tuning process and the result sounds really nice to our old metal ears…..Meaty!! -> Buy Vinyl version here
↑ Crossyears, a new release from Långfinger
Finally, Långfingers new album hits the earth! Crossyears were recorded in collabaration with Welfare Studio and for the interested drummer we used the 70’s Orange 24/12/14/16 tuned low with coated Ambassadors (and a silver dot on kick), aiming for that fat and muddy old school thumpy sound that works better and better when raising your volume knob. This albums sounds clearly best on vinyl and can be found at Smallstone Records.
For some convenient streamfidelity pleasure aim your mouse at THIS
↑ New split from Hemskt Näringsliv & SOB Pariassound
A fun punk recording project we did, not only the drums this time though.
The band were recorded live onto ten channels only. Five mics around the drum kit and another five on room ambience, bass and the bands three (!) guitars. Only lead vocals were made separatly on channel 11. Fastest recording process we’ve made and now it’s on vinyl together with the great great SOB Pariassound, also hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden.
↑ New album out from Dödaren
Dödarens album ”Passage” is out now on bandcamp and your favourite streaming service. Drums were recorded at BDR Feb 2015 and the album was nicely mixed by the Welfare Team that we love to work with.
↑ Bombus went Bombastik
Gothenburg finest rocking papas Bombus new album ”Repeat Until Death” is out now on Century Media. Drums for this album were recorded at our studios in Room A, last year by tech’s and producers Olle Björk, Daniel Johansson and Per Stålberg.
Take a listen at Spotify or watch their video
↑ Check out UFOFOLKET
Their 6track EP ’Ingen Förmildrande Omständighet’ on Bandcamp.
For fans of more old school punk, thrash and hc… and maybe a squirt or two of those youth years filled with classic hard rock pumping out of the vinyl player every day after school.
Drums used on the album are various vintage Ludwig and Premier kits. For example a 60’s 22″ kick, and some Vistalites aswell. Large Vintage drums may be quite heavy to play but rewarding when you’re mixing the tracks 🙂
↑ BIG Bombastik News!!!
Swedish and Gothenburg based ELEKTRON releases new sample pack ”Reamped Drums” with distorted big sounding drum samples, recorded and produced by Bombastik Drum Recordings, Gothenburg Sweden!
The pack includes 142 big sounding samples of both vintage and modern drums & cymbals to be used with Elektrons ”Analog Rytm” Drum Machine.
The samples have been reamped thru guitar amps to create something dirty yet massive.
Happy beatmakin’ !!
ELEKTRON’s ”Analog Rytm” Drum Machine:
↑ Bombastik Drum Recordings visited Black Path Studio and rigged RAM’s 1980’s Tama kit with 14 mics. This album will be their first since their last… that were called ”Death”. Drummer Morgan is great at playing hard, basic and straight thru our hearts. Never using any hitech gadgests like klicktracks or triggers, BDR loves his classic Hard Rock style of playing.
↑ A new single ’Mangas Coloradas’ with Långfinger is out this week on Spotify and iTunes and on a nice limited edition of 7″. Not recorded at BDR but mixed by us. The forthcoming album is in the works right
↑ Finally finally!! Rentokillers album beast ’Humankaamos’ has been released! You really should check this out. The drums were recorded back in the summer of 2012 in BDR’s old studio space.
↑ Made by French animation wizard Juanjo Guarnido, Freak Kitchen’s new video is really something special!!
↑ We’re right now working on our first drum sample package. More info’s coming up soon but this will go to 11!! BIG thanx to David Flood for great assistance and being the best dude ever. Check him out
↑ Great news!! We’re building 2 (!) new studios. The first comes with a big room & great ambience and the other is more of a classic half-controlled room with great preamps. Our old Norwegian mixer is up and running after almost two years on the shelf. Here’s were we recorded the RAM songs for the split EP.
↑ The new Freak Kitchen album Cooking With Pagans is out now and contains excellent intense heavy and tight drumming of Björn Fryklund, all recorded with BDR in early 2013.
↑ Bombastik is putting down grooves for swedish soft metallers HELLSONGS recording their 3rd full length album. Johan is also producing the record together with Håkan Svensson (Nationalteatern) in his studio ’Bongo Recordings’.
↑ Björn Fryklund did a quick session of two songs during a day and we recorded it in Kött Recordings, Gothenburgh. Björn brought the most expensive and loudest snare drum we ever recorded!
↑ RENTOKILLER (check them out @ SPOTIFY) hooked up with Bombastik Drum Recordings and began recording the long awaited new full length album! Drummer Toni Slayer were documented unto 18 fat channels consisting of Ludwig drums, Sabian cymbals and Bombastisk ambience. This album’s coming for your ears, guts and neck muscles, release 2014/2015!
↑ EAGLESTRIKE is fronted by Freak Kitchen bassplayer Christer Örtefors. Drummer Jörgen Tjusling nailed 12 new songs for an upcoming album. The drum sound will be fat and like that classic analogue hard rock drum sound you heard on your favorite records. Release 2015!
↑ Just like on their last album LAND OF THE FREAKS Freak Kitchen choose the Bombastik way of recording drums for their upcoming full length album.
Excellent drummer Björn Fryklund choose to play BDR’s vintage Ludwig kit with 26″ Bass drum! The album consists of some really fine hardhitting groovy beats.
↑ Gothenburgh pop act Belles & Arrows recorded some groovy parts with BDR this week. Dubbing drums (playing the same beats, twice) and a crazy tuned kit seemed to please guitarist and producer C. Alsing well. This song will be released late 2012.
For the fans of old school mid-fi punk rock recordings we’ve purchased an analogue 8-track OTARI tape machine. We’ve found old clips of Dead Kennedys in the studio early 80′s and it looks like they’re recording on a machine just like ours! Now that’s fökin cool u nuw!!