Cobus - Avenged Sevenfold - Bat Country (Drum Cover 2019)

  • Published: 10 March 2019
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    DW Drums & Hardware
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    Evans Drumheads
    Promark Sticks
    Audix Microphones
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    This video was filmed, edited, engineered, mixed, mastered, and produced in its entirety by Cobus Potgieter.

    This video was shot 100% GoPro,
    with Hero 3+ cameras, in 1080p at 60fps.

    Recorded and mixed using Cubase 9.5

    Edited with VEGAS Pro 16:

    Filmed and recorded in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    NO drum replacement was done in this mix, this is a 100% acoustically recorded and mixed track: absolutely no supplementation, layering, or triggering was done.


    MAN! Back at it! Also back at writing video descriptions. It's been a while :)

    What do I write here? A more detailed description of the recording process? A summary of how I'm feeling? (If you're wondering: I'm feeling hungry). Or do I write something entertaining? Does this work? I'm so hungry that I'm struggling to think straight, so in order to post this video asap and go get some food, I'll just write a few things that come to mind:

    * This is definitely my most over-played cover of all time. No shame. Come at me bro.
    * These GoPro's I'm using are about 5 years old and I'm starting to notice. Anybody got any hookups or ideas for new cameras?
    * Food. Just thinking about food in general. About eating it. And so forth.
    * I tuned the snare too high.. it took me AGES to get it to breathe and sit right in the mix. That said, I love how the mix turned out, even though it took a TON of work. You live and you learn. Unless you're an amoeba, they live but I don't think they have the cerebral capacity to learn.
    * I recorded this song for the first time more almost 12 years ago. Isn't that insane? Time flies. Life goes by fast. I'm a really thankful dude.

    Ok that's it, time for food. THANK YOU for reading this, for watching this video, for sticking around. You just watched me play the drums and have fun, so it's almost like we shared a cool little connection around enjoying drums and music (even if you live halfway around the world). I think that's kinda cool. Thanks for being here, have an awesome rest of your day, and take good care of yourself.

    But seriously though, food.
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Comments • 1 827

  • Scarface Vapor
    Scarface Vapor  2 days back

    I want to learn learn your cymbal grabs and posture just incredible. Ur so full of energy.

    • Scarface Vapor
      Scarface Vapor  2 days back

      God Damn.....beyond perfect

      • Christopher Davis
        Christopher Davis  2 days back

        Omg I really want to see Cobus play Save Me, or other songs in the Nightmare album. Tbh I just wanna see him play more A7x songs in general, but specifically Save Me, because as a fellow drummer I like his style, and he has some nice grooves and fills that he throws in, the man's just full of surprises 😁😁

        • Metal Heart
          Metal Heart  2 days back

          Porra, quanta técnica, quanta pressão e quanta precisão. Na moral, nem precisava de tanto kkkkkkkkkk

          • 기믄민
            기믄민  3 days back

            2007년도에도 대단하다 생각했는데 지금은 날아다니네 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

            • angga widya
              angga widya  3 days back

              Hallo Alvaro Morata 😅

              • Seth Bailey
                Seth Bailey  4 days back

                Where can I find that ride at?

                • Idhar Ali Seno
                  Idhar Ali Seno  4 days back


                  • Ricardo Salemi Riechelmann


                    • Francisco Javier
                      Francisco Javier  5 days back

                      Amazing, I have not words, BRAVOO!!

                      • Iaamabe QQ
                        Iaamabe QQ  5 days back

                        i want see u play beast and the harlot dude💯

                        • DuconLajoie101
                          DuconLajoie101  5 days back

                          Man, this is a damn great cover, flawless wow !

                          • okstateben
                            okstateben  5 days back


                            • beanstark89
                              beanstark89  6 days back

                              Amazing as always! Please do one for Second Heartbeat soon. Thanks!!!

                              • Video Campuran
                                Video Campuran  6 days back

                                so talented

                                • muhammad rizqi
                                  muhammad rizqi  6 days back

                                  Luis Suarez, is that you?

                                  • Nate Saint James
                                    Nate Saint James  1 weeks back

                                    the 2007 cover was the first video i saw from cobus. i've been a fan ever since. man i feel so old

                                    • Jt Young
                                      Jt Young  1 weeks back

                                      There is a fire in this man's belly....nobody is allowed to touch an extinguisher!

                                      • Bill Timmons
                                        Bill Timmons  1 weeks back

                                        And I thought the first cover you did was amazing. Your growth over the years can be seen and most definitely heard

                                        • William Rodrigues
                                          William Rodrigues  1 weeks back

                                          Toca muito, mas faz firula demais

                                          • thewalrus1968
                                            thewalrus1968  1 weeks back

                                            The Rev would be proud

                                            • alexandro diogo
                                              alexandro diogo  1 weeks back

                                              Shiiittt men.. u fucking awsome

                                              • Khairul Muhaimin
                                                Khairul Muhaimin  1 weeks back

                                                Hey cobus.. cover The Stage from a7x pleasee🥺🥺🥺

                                                • Kevin Ginting
                                                  Kevin Ginting  1 weeks back

                                                  can you cover Afterlife again, please ?
                                                  How many people would love this ?
                                                  please take Like for this request

                                                  • プラスα殿
                                                    プラスα殿  1 weeks back

                                                    Your drum is very beautiful.
                                                    The sound likes living your soul !!

                                                    • Vava R.
                                                      Vava R.  2 weeks back

                                                      More A7X please!!

                                                      • Vicky 66
                                                        Vicky 66  2 weeks back

                                                        Perfect !!!

                                                        • Matt Hogan
                                                          Matt Hogan  2 weeks back

                                                          He's so good it's depressing. Love the work Cobus!

                                                          • MaQuela Killebrew
                                                            MaQuela Killebrew  2 weeks back

                                                            I love this drum cover!!

                                                            • Dani Azmi
                                                              Dani Azmi  2 weeks back

                                                              A7X, take Cobus already in your band!

                                                              • Blackout Gabriel
                                                                Blackout Gabriel  2 weeks back

                                                                This was uploaded on my birthday. This is so awesome.

                                                                • Drummer Lukyn CZE
                                                                  Drummer Lukyn CZE  2 weeks back

                                                                  I write only.... WOW 🤤🤤🤘 so nice work

                                                                  • everth hernandez rivero

                                                                    Hermano Desde Venezuela, De verdad estoy impresionado con el talento que tienes en tus manos, Dios Bendiga Tus Manos y te Ayude a seguir Creciendo como batero, Saludos...

                                                                    • Tyler Garrison
                                                                      Tyler Garrison  2 weeks back

                                                                      i remember watching the original version when i was still in high school. jesus fuck im old. cant believe that was 12 damn years ago

                                                                      • Aleeks Duqkee
                                                                        Aleeks Duqkee  3 weeks back

                                                                        The cover of Meytal Cohen 😍 Is amazing. I don't like ir but good job

                                                                        • Ronald West
                                                                          Ronald West  3 weeks back

                                                                          The Rev would be proud! brother, you should join A7X seriously. They need you. Your stage name is almost guaranteed. Africa :P

                                                                          • NutHoofd
                                                                            NutHoofd  3 weeks back

                                                                            Hey Cobus - it might sound a little strange but you could perhaps try to mix up the positioning of your audio a bit. Not sure if I'm correct - but it sounds like the audio is currently positioned around the right crash cymbal (of the two middle ones), which unconsciously throws me off a little whenever the camera angle changes. I know this might be a bit of work, but I wonder if lining up the audio position with the camera angles/positions would help the video quality for the better. Just a thought though, not sure what results would come out, but perhaps there's something we can learn from.

                                                                            • C0C0PR
                                                                              C0C0PR  3 weeks back

                                                                              2:50 I felt that breath. Nice work.

                                                                              • Muhammad Fakhri
                                                                                Muhammad Fakhri  3 weeks back

                                                                                Luis Suarez can play drum. :D

                                                                                • mr_Atomic
                                                                                  mr_Atomic  4 weeks back

                                                                                  i have no words.... best drumming i ve seen

                                                                                  • The Bearded Bobber
                                                                                    The Bearded Bobber  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Brilliantly executed bro .. long live the Rev 🙏🤟🏻👍🏼🤘🏻🤘🏻

                                                                                    • Ronald West
                                                                                      Ronald West  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I would be 100% SURE that if @Cobus joined the band instead of the several they have said since Rev they would ACTUALLY stay with him lol. I swear the Rev channels through Cobus when he does A7X songs.

                                                                                  • FordPower5288
                                                                                    FordPower5288  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Ive seen this video! This is the Makes crazy faces" type of drummer...

                                                                                    Wait, thats Jared. Well he is still doing it!

                                                                                    • FN J
                                                                                      FN J  4 weeks back

                                                                                      A7X-AFTERLIFE COVER 2019 PLEASE

                                                                                      • Aurelio Spinoso
                                                                                        Aurelio Spinoso  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Simply dooooope

                                                                                        • Beaumont Livingston
                                                                                          Beaumont Livingston  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Holy shit, dude! It's not exactly easy for my eyes to keep up with your hands lol You're an animal!

                                                                                          • Muhd Radhi
                                                                                            Muhd Radhi  4 weeks back


                                                                                            • Cleiton Melo
                                                                                              Cleiton Melo  4 weeks back

                                                                                              The best!

                                                                                              • Rekt by Pancake
                                                                                                Rekt by Pancake  4 weeks back

                                                                                                what on earth is that weird looking cymbal in the middle? have never seen one like that before.