Also, the drummer does have three mics. His kick drum is mic'd and so are his snare and the third mic is above the toms. Not sure why it's not really audible in these vids. The camera is a piece of crap so maybe that's part of it.
And I didn't say we don't practice much, I said we don't practice at all!!!! lol
As for me personally, when I was playing in original bands I used to play between 4 and 8 hours a day, 4 or 5 days a week but that was a long time ago. Nowadays between work, life, and gigs, my playing time is down to the playing I do at gigs which is approx 3 hours of actual playing 1 or 2 days a week. Sometimes I'll play for a half hour at home or something like that but that's about it. My playing is definitely sloppier than it used to be and I'm nowhere close to playing as well as I used to. Regarding the speed of Devil, I can actually play it much faster and we used to play it faster. That's one of those strange songs that I seem to be able to play cleaner the faster I play it.
Regarding the female vocalist, she joined us not quite a year ago and we are the first band she has ever been in. We found her in a bar during a gig. We had been looking to add a female singer and during a gig we noticed a chick sitting at the bar singing along with us and she had a great voice. We asked her if she would be interested in auditioning and the rest was history. I think she's doing great for having less than a year experience singing.