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

  • Published: 10 March 2019
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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 • 1 818

  • Francisco Javier
    Francisco Javier  9 hours back

    Amazing, I have not words, BRAVOO!!

    • Iaamabe QQ
      Iaamabe QQ  14 hours back

      i want see u play beast and the harlot dude💯

      • DuconLajoie101
        DuconLajoie101  19 hours back

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

        • okstateben
          okstateben  19 hours back


          • beanstark89
            beanstark89  1 days back

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

            • Video Campuran
              Video Campuran  1 days back

              so talented

              • muhammad rizqi
                muhammad rizqi  2 days back

                Luis Suarez, is that you?

                • Nate Saint James
                  Nate Saint James  2 days 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  3 days back

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

                    • Bill Timmons
                      Bill Timmons  3 days 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  3 days back

                        Toca muito, mas faz firula demais

                        • thewalrus1968
                          thewalrus1968  3 days back

                          The Rev would be proud

                          • alexandro diogo
                            alexandro diogo  3 days back

                            Shiiittt men.. u fucking awsome

                            • Khairul Muhaimin
                              Khairul Muhaimin  4 days back

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

                              • Kevin Ginting
                                Kevin Ginting  4 days 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  6 days back

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

                                  • Vava R.
                                    Vava R.  7 days back

                                    More A7X please!!

                                    • Vicky 66
                                      Vicky 66  1 weeks back

                                      Perfect !!!

                                      • Matt Hogan
                                        Matt Hogan  1 weeks back

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

                                        • MaQuela Killebrew
                                          MaQuela Killebrew  1 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                      • Ronald West
                                                        Ronald West  2 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  2 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  2 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                                • BeardedBobberBiker
                                                                  BeardedBobberBiker  3 weeks back

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

                                                                  • Ronald West
                                                                    Ronald West  2 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  3 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  3 weeks back

                                                                    A7X-AFTERLIFE COVER 2019 PLEASE

                                                                    • Aurelio Spinoso
                                                                      Aurelio Spinoso  3 weeks back

                                                                      Simply dooooope

                                                                      • Beaumont Livingston
                                                                        Beaumont Livingston  3 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  3 weeks back


                                                                          • Cleiton Melo
                                                                            Cleiton Melo  3 weeks back

                                                                            The best!

                                                                            • Rekt by Pancake
                                                                              Rekt by Pancake  3 weeks back

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

                                                                              • Bobby Chernewski
                                                                                Bobby Chernewski  3 weeks back

                                                                                I literally have been watching you since a few months after you did the first cove of this song. You are 100% my favorite drummer on YouTube. And one of my favorite drummers ever. Good job man

                                                                                • way2sh0rt07grad
                                                                                  way2sh0rt07grad  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I like the personal nuances you added. Made that cover your own

                                                                                  • Derek Ball
                                                                                    Derek Ball  3 weeks back

                                                                                    You kind of have this Ben Wyatt from Parks and Recreation kinda vibe

                                                                                    • kai iak
                                                                                      kai iak  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Those chokes thoo 🤤🤤🤤🤤

                                                                                      • sidharth priyadarsh
                                                                                        sidharth priyadarsh  3 weeks back

                                                                                        You rock the youtube !

                                                                                        • zombilandgaming
                                                                                          zombilandgaming  4 weeks back

                                                                                          I have been watching parks and rec on netflix....I could have sworn that was Adam Scott when the video started.

                                                                                          • Anbu_Prodigy
                                                                                            Anbu_Prodigy  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Ill feel like am accomplished drummer when I can play this the way you do. Excellent work, you've got my sub.

                                                                                            • The one that got away
                                                                                              The one that got away  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Everytime i watch 7fold songs drums covered it always reminds me of The Rev was The best drummer in the world🔥 R.I.P 🙏 James Owen Sullivan aka The Reverend Tholomoplague👑🥁

                                                                                              • BlackKING Solo
                                                                                                BlackKING Solo  4 weeks back

                                                                                                Fuuuuck....WTF YOU DOING ON THEM DRUMS MANE!!! You're A FUCKING BEAST. IM A DRUMMER BUT THAT SHIT YOU DID IS CRAZY. YOUR OWN FILLS ... YOU MAKE THE SONG SOUND BETTER. THEN FIXING
                                                                                                ROCKING OUT AT THE END. HATS OFF TO YOU MANE