View Full Version : 'Preview Clip' of Jason Bittner's solo @ MD 2005 Fest + Release and Ordering info

10-26-2005, 06:04 PM
Hi. The following is curtesy of Blabbermouth.net:

A preview clip of SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner's performance at this year's premier drumming event, Modern Drummer Festival Weekend, has been posted online at this: http://www.moderndrummer.com/MOV/JasonBMD5.mov (4.5mb) (Quicktime required).

Footage of Bittner's appearance at the event is included on a triple-DVD featuring over seven hours of state-of-the-art digital audio and video recorded at the festival. The set also included exclusive backstage interviews and lessons from many of the stars.

"Modern Drummer Festival 2005" DVD features the following:

Disc One:

Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL)
Rodney Holmes
Keith Carlock
Chad Smith

Disc Two:

Chris Adler (LAMB OF GOD)
Jojo Mayer and Nerve
Roy Haynes Quartet
Latin All-Stars: Sheila E, Alex Acuna, Raul Rekow, and Karl Perazzo

Disc Three:

Bonus features including artist demos and commentaries on their festival performances, playing techniques, and practice routines, plus backstage interviews and drum setups.

To buy the DVD, go here:

This sounds absolutely fantastic! I just wished they released their back-catalogue of events; i.e. '98.



10-26-2005, 06:08 PM
I just wanna see Jojo really.

10-26-2005, 06:09 PM
Im Dowloading now, The one thing im upset about is the absence of danny carey on the dvd.

10-26-2005, 06:13 PM
I concur regarding DC. I really don't understand what these 'copyright issues' were. And whom actually prohibited DC' performance from being shown on the dvd?
I just can't see any reason why it wasn't 'allowed'.

10-26-2005, 06:14 PM
It's something to do with his record label, and the previous court-cases they had over them. It's either that or Danny just doesn't want to be on there.

10-26-2005, 06:14 PM
I saw bittner and he probably is my favorite metal drummer, he is repetive but he does some cool things
Edit: I don't like shadows fall though only when I'm in the mood for them, about once every 3 months

10-26-2005, 11:25 PM
Bittner is ok...nowhere near the league of Gene Hoglan, Sean Reinert, Jason Rullo, or Martin Lopez, though. That said, I did like that clip. That dual china groove is pretty sweet...I never really noticed that he was using two different chinas for that part.

10-27-2005, 09:26 AM
weckl rocks.

10-27-2005, 09:45 AM
He sure does.

10-27-2005, 09:47 AM
this year's premier drumming event

Wow...I didn't know that Bittner was at PASIC. ;)

10-27-2005, 03:36 PM
That song has some pretty cool drumming ideas. The cymbal mutes at the end, with triplets on the bass drum underneath. ZING!!

10-27-2005, 05:11 PM
it was pretty good, i didnt watch all of it because im not much into metal, but he sure has some fast feet.

10-27-2005, 05:45 PM
i was there...the whole thing was great...my favorite part was probably when sheila E and the other latin performers took the stage

Massik Kretal
10-27-2005, 06:56 PM
I was there :D

10-27-2005, 07:14 PM
i was in the bottom section pretty damn close to the stage too...