Australian master drummer, chops wizard and frequent drum clinician Virgil Donati will release his new solo album, 'In This Life', tomorrow, July 23rd.
Over a year in the making, Virgil's upcoming album promises his never-ending superiority behind the drum kit, along with the talents of other world renowned musicians.
The album features guest appearances by Doug Shreeve, Marco Sfogli, Dennis Hamm, Alex Argento, Brett Garsed, Irwin Thomas, Alex Machacek, Paul Sherman, Anthony Crawford, Tom Kennedy, Jeff Babko, Rafael Moreira, and Simon Hosford.
You can pre-order 'In This Life' at Virgil Donati's webshop. If you pre-order the album before July 23 12:00 am, you'll automatically have a chance to win one of Virgil's personal snare drums used on the album, and have his autograph on it too.
Both cd and digital album pre-orders will be able to download their digital copy of the album on release day.
Gear used during recordings The full specs on Virgil's recording rig are as follows.
Pearl Masters Series drums with Midnight Fade finish (154) and black hardware:
22x18" bass drum
16x16" floor tom
18x16" floor tom
10x8" hanging tom
13x11" hanging tom
14x5" Masters Series snare drum
10x4" Sopranino snare
Virgil's Sabian symbal setup:
Saturation Crash 17"
HH Mini-Hats 12"
AAX Mini Chinese 14"
HH Medium Hats 12"
Vault Artisan Hats 14"
HHX treme Crash 18"
Saturation Crash 16"
Artisan Medium Ride 22"
Saturation Crash 18"
Saturation Crash 19"
Solo debut Virgil Donati's first solo album, 'Stretch', was released in 1995. It was initially intended as a sampler for the first issue of Drumscene Magazine, but the small scale production recorded in one afternoon ended being Virgil's solo debut record.