METALLICA – Enter Sandman – Drum Cover (2020)


GhostFace is performing ‘Enter Sandman’ by Metallica from the album Metallica (Black Album).

“Enter Sandman” was the first song Metallica had written for their 1991 eponymous album, Metallica.

Metallica’s songwriting at that time was done mainly by rhythm guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, after they gathered tapes of song ideas and concepts from the other members of the band, lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Jason Newsted.

Ulrich’s house in Berkeley, California, was used for this purpose. “Enter Sandman” evolved from a guitar riff that Hammett wrote, after being inspired by Soundgarden’s 1989 album Louder Than Love.

Originally, the riff was two bars in length, but Ulrich suggested the first bar be played three times. The instrumental parts of the song were quickly finished, but Hetfield did not come up with vocal melodies and lyrics for a long time.

The song was among the album’s last to have lyrics, and the lyrics featured in the song are not the original; Hetfield felt that “Enter Sandman” sounded “catchy and kind of commercial” and so to counterbalance the sound, he wrote lyrics about “destroy[ing] the perfect family; a huge horrible secret in a family” that included references to crib death.

For the first time in Metallica’s history, however, Ulrich and producer Bob Rock told Hetfield that they felt he could write better lyrics.Ne. vertheless, according to Ulrich, the song was the “foundation, the guide to the whole record” even before it had lyrics.

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GhostFace uses and abuses the following equipment:


Vintage Pearl MLX Series (1980’s)
Maple Shells
Wine Red Colour
Nickel Hardware
True hoops on all toms and snare

(Length x Diameter)
1 x 24″ Bass Drum
1 x 10” Tom tom
1 x 13′ Tom tom
1 x 14″ Tom tom
1 x 16” Tom tom
1 x 18′ Floor tom

1 Tama – Woodworks Limited 8×14” Snare Drum – Burgundy Walnut Art Grain Wrap

1 x Pearl drum pedal
1 x Pearl hi hat stand
1 x Gibralter throne

2 x 14” Sabian HH
1 x 22” Sabian HH Ride Cymbal
1X 20′ Sabian Paragon (Neal Peart)
1 x 18” Sabian XSR China Cymbal
1 x 18″ Sabian XSR Monarch Crash
1 x 16″ Sabian HH Crash
1 x 10′ Sabian XSR Splash
2 x LP Cowbells

Los Cabos 5B Drum Sticks.

Bass drum – 24” Powerstroke 3
Snare drum – 14′ Coated Powerstroke 3
Snare skin – Big Fat Snare Drum

All toms (batter) – 10” 13” 14″ 16″ 18″ Pinstripe Clear – with Zeroring


Bass drum:
External – Shure Beta 52A

Top – Shure SM57

10” Pyle Tom Mics
13” Pyle Tom Mics
14” Pyle Tom Mics
16” Pyle Tom Mics
18″ Pyle Tom Mics

Audio Technica – at2020


M-Audio Projectmix I/O
Recorded on Logic Pro X

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