German musical virtuoso Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, Blotted Science, Hate Eternal, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) has released a drum play through video for the track “To Sow The Seeds of Earth” from his recently released album The Crypts Of Sleep. The clip is streaming via Sick Drummer Magazine who recently featured Hannes on the cover of their March/April issue
After successfully crowdsourcing the funds to independently release his critically acclaimed debut album The Radial Covenant in 2014, Grossmann decided to follow the same approach for his much anticipated follow-up, The Crypts of Sleep and successfully raised over 12,000 euros to self-release the album.
The new album was entirely written, arranged, self-recorded and self-produced by Grossmann between September 2015 and June 2016 at his own Mordor Sounds studio in Veitsbronn, Germany. Besides drum session work and producing his own music, Grossmann also works at the studio on recordings, mixes and full productions for other artists.
Grossmann plays drums on the entire album and enlisted the the help of numerous all-stars in the extreme music scene including Danny Tunker (Alkaloid, Abhorrent, ex-Aborted) – Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Alkaloid, Noneuclid) – Bass, Morean (Alkaloid, Dark Fortress, Noneuclid) – Vocals, Christian Muenzner (Spawn of Possession, ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) – Lead Guitars, Fountainhead (ex-Obscura, Despotic) – Lead Guitars, Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) – Lead Guitars, and Erik Rutan (ex-Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal) – Lead Guitars.