Our pal the Gun Drummer is back again for some heavy metal and lots of shooting. After a couple of appearances here on BallisticMag.com, this time he’s covering the song “Wild Eyes” from Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive.
Parkway Drive “Wild Eyes” Cover
Quick refresher: “Gun Drummer” has a name, and it’s Nate Wilkinson. He covers metal songs using guns to replicate the drums, and he’s pretty damn good at it. Gun Drummer first covered Unearth’s “Endless” for us back at the start of 2020 before the world went to shit. Then he covered “Walk With Me in Hell” by metal giants Lamb of God. Both were incredibly heavy and awesome.
But this time around, we put Gun Drummer’s skills to the test. We asked him if he could cover “Wild Eyes” by Parkway Drive. The band is one of the biggest metal groups in the world, playing to millions of people each year. This particular song is a fan favorite. On a drum kit it’s fairly easy for any experienced drummer, however, using guns, it’s a bit of doozy. We asked Gun Drummer if he was up for knocking out the intro. He said, “I’ll give it a shot” … get it?
When we got the final video, we couldn’t believe it. He nailed the opener of the song with relative ease. Watch the video above and let us know what you think. If you have any requests for future videos, tell us in the comment section below. Also, be sure to follow Gun Drummer on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.
And for those interested, Nate uses a pair of CMMG Resolutes in 5.56mm for his shooting needs. We’re big fans of the CMMG Banshee pistol line, though the ATF likely took some steam out of that one. However, the Resolute is CMMG’s rifle series and a solid one at that. Definitely check it out.