PREMIERE: Senses Fail drummer Chris Hornbrook teaches you how to play the explosive “Wounds”

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Last week, we brought you the brand new music video from Senses Fail (whose singer, Buddy Nielsen, is currently gracing our Warped Tour cover). A lot of you seemed to be pretty dang stoked on that, so we thought we’d go one step further and ask SF drummer Chris Hornbrook (also of Poison The Well fame) to record a play-along video for another one of the new songs off of their new album, Pull The Thorns From Your Heart. Hornbrook was more than happy to do so, picking the explosive new track “Wounds” and strapping himself up with a GoPro to capture the insanity of a Senses Fail live set from behind the drumkit. Hornbrook explains:

“‘Wounds’ was the very first song that I helped write with Senses Fail. There use to be way more to the song—more parts and busier drumming. When we were in pre-production, the original arrangement wasn’t working with the rest of the record. So we stripped away a lot of the excess in hopes that the song would still work on its own. Fortunately, it did. The music itself is a pretty open palate; Buddy and Zack wanted me to do my thing, which was great.”

“‘Wounds’ is pretty simple when you break it down. The whole song relies on the groove and the ability of the kick and snare to make your head move. I mean, that is really the whole point of the song for me. Whether a song be complicated or simple, your head has to move and be tasteful in whatever else is executed within the song. Anything you indulge in past that doesn’t really matter.”

Pull The Thorns From Your Heart is out now on Pure Noise Records and can be ordered here.

You can catch Senses Fail on Warped Tour all summer long:

JULY 15 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
JULY 16 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
JULY 17 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
JULY 18 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
JULY 19 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
JULY 21 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
JULY 23 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
JULY 24 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
JULY 25 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
JULY 26 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
JULY 27 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
JULY 28 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
JULY 29 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
JULY 30 Bonner Springs, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
AUGUST 01 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State fairpark
AUGUST 02 Denver, CO The Pepsi Center
AUGUST 05 San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium
AUGUST 07 Portland, OR Portland Expo Center
AUGUST 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater