A Debt Owed to the Grave (Revocation - Drum Cover

by Wade Murff

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‘A Debt Owed to the Grave’ is the opening track on Revocation's 5th full-length album, ‘Deathless.’ With each new album, you can tell that Revocation loves to make music and knows how to do it properly. I chose to cover this song because it is intense, thoughtful, and unique, all while being, without a doubt, an example of great songwriting.

To get this recording, I used the original song and simply EQ’d Dubois-Coyne’s drums down in the mix. I did the entire drum track in a single take, and all of the drums (except the bass drums) are miked acoustically with simple EQ, compression, gates, and reverbs added. The bass drums are triggered using Axis E-Kits and run through an Alesis D4.

Yamaha Stage Custom shells (22" x 18” (x2), 10", 12", 13", 15", 16")
Yamaha Stage Custom wood snare (14" x 5.5")
Heads are Evans Ebony on snare and Remo Emperors on the toms
Axis Longboard Pedals
Alesis D4 for triggering bass drums
Sabian Cymbals (left to right):
21" AA Rock Ride
17" AAX X-Treme China
13” HHX Groove Hats
18” AAX X-Plosion Crash
12” AAX Mini China
8" AAX Air Splash
11” AAX X-Plosion Splash
19” AAX X-Plosion Fast Crash
14" AAX Stage Hat (top) HHX Dave Weckl Evolution (bottom)
17" AAX X-Treme China – stacked on an “18 HHX X-Treme Crash
20” HH China
20” HHX Power Ride
17" HHX X-Treme Crash

I recorded this drum cover of ‘A Debt Owed to the Grave’ at my rehearsal studio in Portland, Oregon.


released March 14, 2014



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Wade Murff Portland, Oregon

The combination of power, showmanship, focus, and consistency are elements that promise to make Wade Murff's drumming recognizable in today’s music industry. Wade has been playing for over 20 years and the reputation he has built over time makes him an immediate consideration among local artists looking to start music projects or acquire his services for work on existing ones. ... more

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