Epica have premiered a new video for a new acoustic version of “Abyss Of Time,” which they are calling “Abyss O’Time.” The original version of the song, which can be found HERE, will appear on the band’s new album “Omega,” which is set to be released on February 26. Coen Janssen commented:
“For the Omega release we rewrote 4 songs into acoustic versions. This is our way of relaxing after a period of working hard and intense on heavy music. Being able to wind down and see if the songs still ‘work’ without all the bombast feels like coming home. It also enables us to explore other musical styles than metal and challenges us to be creative in a different way than we are used to. Enjoy our first single ‘Abyss of Time’ as if it was played in an Irish Pub while enjoying a nice pint with all your friends!!”
On December 12, Metallica’s James Hetfield performed a solo acoustic cover of Bob Seger’s “Turn The Page” as part of Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh’s virtual “VetsAid” charity concert. You can see footage of that below:
Chevelle have shared an acoustic performance of their song “Revenge.” The band commented:
“We have been going through our back catalog of music and remembered how much we liked this song. Here is a live acoustic version of the song “Revenge” from the album “Hats off to the Bull.” Just keeping busy during covid 2020!”
Oceans Of Slumber have shared an acoustic version of their song “The Colors Of Grace.“ Cammie Gilbert said the following about that:
“Where there is time, there is space to reimagine. In the idleness of a music industry halted, we were fortunate to make new connections and new friends capable of capturing not only our sound, but the essence of Oceans of Slumber unplugged. We bring you the “The Colors of Grace” an acoustic session with Hendyamps Studio.”
Steve Perry (ex-Journey) has shared an acoustic version of his song “I Need You.” This track is from his “Traces (Alternative Versions & Sketches)” release, which will be available on December 4.
Aaron Lewis was joined by his Staind bandmate Mike Mushok during a livestreamed acoustic performance on November 20. Footage of “Mudshovel” from the set has since surfaced online and can be seen below. As previously reported, Lewis will be playing another livestreamed acoustic show on November 27.
Demon Hunter have shared a new live video for an acoustic version of “I Am A Stone.” The footage is taken from the band’s November 20 livestream concert in which they performed their new acoustic album “Songs Of Death And Resurrection” (out March 5) in full at Dark Horse Studios in Franklin, TN.
Steve Perry (ex-Journey) has shared an acoustic version of his song “No Erasin’.” This track is from his “Traces (Alternative Versions & Sketches)” release, which will be available on December 4.
Gabriel And The Apocalypse have shared a visualizer for a new acoustic version of “Bleed Me An Ocean.” Jake LaCore said the following about the track:
“We wanted to make a stripped-down version of this song and show a little bit more of our flexibility as a band. Bleed Me An Ocean serves perfectly to translate into an acoustic version of the song.”
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Silverstein have released an acoustic version of their song “California.” This track will appear on the band’s “Redux II“ release, which will be available on November 20. That effort will feature various re-recorded/reworked tracks.