Back in 2009, three drummers teamed up together to record an album under the name Drumgasm.
Drummers Matt Cameron, Zach Hill, and Janet Weiss have produced a much anticipated album to be due out on August 27 via Jackpot Records.
For the fans that cannot wait until then, a 39 minute sneak peak of some crafty and enticing drum beats can be streamed below.
Weiss spoke to SPIN on the drum sensation and the friendships that were formed.
I would say friendship and mutual admiration was the genesis. I had toured with Zach. Quasi toured with Hella, so we had spent a month together watching each other play. Obviously Zach is an utterly unique drummer. After a month you’re just beginning to understand what he’s doing [laughs]. So I’ve spent some time studying him. And Sleater-Kinney, around the same time, was doing some touring with Pearl Jam. Matt Cameron had always been one of my favorites — I’m a huge Soundgarden fan. So getting to meet him and know him and share a stage with him was a really big deal for me. We forged a friendship, and Matt and I would sort of marvel about Zach — as probably every drummer on the planet does. I just came up with the idea: What if we just rented a studio for a weekend? We didn’t have any plan as to what was gonna happen.
We ended up playing for these long improv pieces. Some were 20 minutes, some were 30 minutes, some were 40 minutes. In the beginning, it’s like, “Let’s try something slower,” and then it just erupts into what it sort of became most of the time…which is total cacophony. It was like a wild animal you couldn’t hold back. No matter where we started, we ended up all sort of going crazy.
Drumgasm is what happens when you put 3 all star drummers together in one room.