Vicky Psarakis (The Agonist) has premiered a video for her cover of In Flames’ “Only For The Weak.“ She said the following about that:
“Aaaand it’s out! 😁 Check out my cover of “Only For The Weak” by In Flames! I first heard this song over half of my life ago… “Clayman” was one of the albums that I blasted on repeat as a teenager and a big reason for me getting into death metal! Really happy to have worked with Quentin Cornet on this one. He did an excellent job on recording and mixing the entire track! This is just the beginning of much more to come!”
Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) has shared footage of himself singing along to RATT’s “Sweet Cheater.” He said the following about that:
“Literally bouncing off the walls of my house let’s put on some ratt n’ roll and rock out man thank you Steven Pearcy Warren Demartini Bobby ‘The Blotz’ Blotzer Juan Croucier Rock in Peace Robbin “The King” Crosby.”
Stabbing Westward have released a cover of The Cure‘s “Burn“ from the 1994 film “The Crow.” The song is the opening track on a new “Cold Waves” benefit compilation. That effort was released today (September 17) via Bandcamp. Proceeds will go towards Darkest Before Dawn and a GoFundMe campaign for Metro Chicago. On another note, the “Cold Waves” virtual festival will be held on September 18-20 via Twitch.
Whores. have released their cover of Black Sabbath‘s “Cornucopia.” This track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ upcoming tribute to Black Sabbath‘s “Vol. 4.“ That effort is titled “Vol. 4 [Redux]“ and it will be released on October 30 alongside a “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” tribute album.
Whores. frontman Christian Lembach commented:
“It was cool that we got to do ‘Cornucopia‘, because it’s not a typical song to cover. When we were learning the basic structure of the song we found out very quickly why the song is called ‘Cornucopia‘. The song starts in 4/4, switches to 12/8 and back to 4/4, and then the middle section is in 3/4! We smoothed it all out to 4/4 though, because we’re cavemen and proud of it, ha.”
He also added:
“I remember hearing Black Sabbath for the first time in Boy Scouts, believe it or not. I was predictably terrified. It seemed sincerely evil to my boyish ears. At this point in my life I hadn’t even entered my hair metal stage, let alone my thrash, punk and hardcore stage, so the sound of a dark and downtuned band from a working-class factory town in England seemed like it came from another planet.
I’ve obviously grown up since then, and I’ve seen and experienced enough legitimately scary stuff of my own. I’m able to tap into that feeling though, and I do it often. Legends for a reason.”
Artillery will be releasing a new single titled “The Last Journey” on October 16. The track features former singers Flemming Rønsdorf and Søren Adamsen and it will be available digitally and on vinyl. A cover of Metallica’s “Trapped Under Ice” will also be released as a b-side. The group commented:
“When Artillery lost Morten [Stützer] in October last year, we decided to do a song to honor him. The song is called ‘The Last Journey’ and features former singers Søren Adamsen and Flemming Rønsdorf together with the rest of the band. A very epic song. The B side is also one of Morten’s and Artillery’s fave songs, a cover of Metallica’s ‘Trapped Under Ice’, which [Metallica] put the final touches on in our and Mercyful Fate’s rehearsal room, which they borrowed just before recording it in Sweet Silence in 1984.”
Thou have released their cover of Alice In Chains‘ “Them Bones.” This track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ new tribute to Alice In Chains‘ “Dirt.” That effort is titled “Dirt (Redux)” and it will be released on September 18. Bryan Funck commented:
“It seemed inevitable that we’d do another AIC song since their music was such a big part of Matthew‘s [Thudium, Thou guitarist] and my formative years. We had covered ‘No Excuses‘ some years ago, but it never quite got the reaction I thought it deserved, and our arrangement was a slowed-down and kind of left-field take on the song. With ‘Them Bones‘, we had a chance to tackle a song that more directly translated to our style. The song had been on my mind anyway — I had recently listened to a podcast that dissected all the tracks on ‘Dirt‘ and it really dawned on me that opening the album with ‘Them Bones‘ was such a bold and cool move. No count off, no intro, just straight into the insanity.”
Fu Manchu have released a cover of Rush’s “Working Man.” Proceeds from the track will be donated to brain tumor research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in honor of the late Neil Peart.
Fu Manchu commented:
“In Tribute to The Professor, Neil Peart, we are releasing our version of Rush’s ‘Working Man” that we recorded January 2020. All Proceeds will benefit Brain Tumor Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in his memory.
Members of our band and our manager were in the audience on August 1, 2015 when this was the final song played by Neil, Geddy and Alex. We are forever grateful for all of the music and memories.
Thanks to Carl Saff for donating his mastering services and to David Medel for donating his art services. Thanks to Jim Monroe for the studio time, engineering & mixing hook up. Thanks to Meg and everyone in the Rush family. Thanks to John Raso for going the extra mile to help us get this out.
Pro-shot footage of Metallica‘s James Hetfield performing an acoustic cover of the late Eddie Money’s “Baby Hold On” has been shared online. The performance took place during the “Star-Studded Tribute To Eddie Money” concert, which was held at the Saban in Beverly Hills, CA on February 20.
“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “You Make Loving Fun” with Johanna Sadonis (Lucifer), Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, etc.), Emily Panic, Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth), Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Nick Jost (Baroness), and Nicke Anderson (Lucifer, etc.). You can see footage of that below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:
“ooh ooh witchy womxn! We covered your mom’s favorite Fleetwood Mac Song and frankly our’s too. Also, Marty Friedman lives in Japan plus Johanna and Nicke live in Sweden so there are all kinds of international spookiness in this video. This is our 22nd bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com“