“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Soundgarden’s “Fourth Of July” with Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, etc.), Rah Davis (Fucked And Bound, Holy Tyrant), and Jess Gowrie (Chelsea Wolfe, Mrs. Piss, Horseneck). You can check that out below:
“Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:
“We covered the best Soundgarden song about Chris Cornell‘s favorite Oliver Stone movie. But seriously, The Fourth of July is a flawed holiday. To quote public affairs professor Peniel Joseph, America is “a country that continues to dishonor the sacrifices made by African American soldiers and ordinary citizens who bled for democracy in international conflicts and on domestic home fronts that denied them citizenship and dignity.” This is not a day for celebration as long as the police keep murdering black people without facing justice. Luckily, this song is about an acid trip.
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Failure have released a new version of their cover of Depeche Mode‘s “Enjoy The Silence.“ Ken Andrews said the following about that:
“We originally recorded a cover of ‘Enjoy The Silence‘ for the 1998 Depeche Mode tribute, ‘For The Masses‘. That album has all but disappeared, no longer in print and not available via streaming platforms but we as a band are proud of our take on that song and had wanted to re-record it for some time. With the blessing of both Martin Gore and Depeche Mode, we re-addressed our version and came up with this new version for 2020.”
Enterprise Earth have shared a quarantine performance of Necrophagist’s “Fermented Offal Discharge.” This news comes after the band recently released a cover of the song as part of their new EP “Foundation Of Bones.” Guitarist Gabriel Mangold commented:
“When the idea of doing some covers came up, Necrophagist was one of the first bands we considered. Like Lamb Of God, they’re a massive influence on all of us. We had a bit of a difficult time deciding which Necro song to cover as both albums are classic tech-death staples — and all of the songs are hard to play — but we ultimately decided on ‘Fermented….’ It was a lot of fun to record and perform.”
Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath tribute band featuring Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne), and Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age), are streaming their cover of Black Sabbath’s “Black Sabbath.” With this news, the group have also confirmed that their tribute to Black Sabbath‘s 1970 self-titled album will now be released on September 4. Their version of the effort will be called “Vertigo” and it can be pre-ordered HERE.
Matt Heafy (Trivium) has signed a new solo deal with Roadrunner Records. As part of the announcement, the frontman also released a cover of “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher” from Netflix’s “The Witcher.” The track was recorded with his Trivium bandmate Alex Bent and it can be streamed below. This news comes after Heafy previously performed the song during one of his Twitch livestreams.
“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream” with Stephen Brodsky (Cave In), Travis Stever (Coheed And Cambria), Travis Shettel (Piebald), and J.R. Conners (Cave In). You can check that out below:
“Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:
“GARFIELD IS ANIME! We logged into Steve Brodsky’s old pc to watch his favorite AMV and we think he did a pretty good job. Hopefully the nerds at YouTube have the right codecs to play this for you!
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Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Ted Kirkpatrick (Tourniquet), and Bruno Sa (Geoff Tate) have teamed up for a cover of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Gethsemane” from “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Kirkpatrick commented:
“‘Gethsemane’ has been a favorite of mine from the very first time I heard it in the early ’70s. I’ve wanted to cover it for years — and Tim was the first person that came to mind who I knew could truly do it justice. So with the additional talents of Bruno Sa, who layed down the awesome keys and piano, and Aaron Pace (mixing/mastering), here it is — on the 50-year anniversary of its release in 1970. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”
Horseneck (Will Haven, Chelsea Wolfe) have released a cover of Alice Cooper‘s “School’s Out.“ You can check that out below:
Guitarist Anthony Paganelli commented:
“During our ‘Fever Dream‘ recording sessions, we decided to record a few cover songs. Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out’ being one of them. We all love ‘70s rock and it’s a big influence in our songs and songwriting. ‘School’s Out’ is a bad ass song and that main riff is so catchy and super fun to play.
We jammed on it a few times and decided to record it. The other cool thing about recording this song is that we all did vocals on it. All four of us sang. I even had my kids do the yelling part at the end. They thought it was cool to go in the studio and yell into a microphone a few times. But then again, who doesn’t.”
Enterprise Earth have shared a quarantine performance of Lamb Of God‘s “Now You’ve Got Something To Die For.“ This news comes after the band recently released a cover of the song as part of their new EP “Foundation Of Bones.” Guitarist Gabriel Mangold commented:
“Lamb Of God is one of our collective favorites as we all draw a significant portion of our influence from their catalog. We really wanted to do something off of ‘Ashes Of The Wake‘ and this song seemed to check all of the boxes for us. Straightforward and to the point, this was a ton of fun to cover.”