Toontrack has announced the release of the Progressive Metal 2 MIDI pack, the follow-up to Jay Postones’ (TesseracT) hugely successful first volume delivers a fresh batch of drum grooves and fills inspired by modern progressive metal.

Picking up where his last venture ended, Jay sets off on another intrepid expedition into the black hole of out-of-this-world drumming overarching the entire progressive spectrum – from the subtlety of jazz to the sheer, demolishing force of metal.

“This time, I wanted to take it a step further and really focus on groove, because that is the most important aspect of any song,” Jay says.

Just like in the first volume, Jay used his own catalogue as a catalyst for finding new and untraveled rhythmic dimensions that balance on the absolute brink of technicality and power – all without straying from Jay’s principle guiding mechanism: groove.

With this pack, you’ll ride weightlessly alongside Jay, free-floating in the celestial antimatter where ones and zeros converge in perfect harmony and become supernovas of progressively pulsating drum beats. Welcome in to the MIDI matrix – again. This time only deeper.

Progressive Metal 2 MIDI includes more than 500 individually played files, in halftime and midtempo feel in straight 3/4 and 4/4. The pack is available at Toontrack and from distributor PluginFox, priced 29 USD/EUR.