Devin Townsend Releases Cover Of “Silent Night”

Devin Townsend has released a cover of the Christmas classic “Silent Night.” You can check that out below:

Townsend commented:

“I know it’s early, but I guess the plan is to record songs over the next month so I just kind of started. I dunno…been a year 🙂

Such a tired old song… tried to make it nice. There have been people in my immediate family asking me to do Christmas songs for years, and I just haven’t had the energy… but its a rough year, so here you go. =)

If Youtube isn’t sufficient, I’ve put it up on Bandcamp for a dollar if you’d like.

Hope you guys are doing ok, hang on through the season, it can be rough on some of us I know. take care of yourself.

Love,
Dev”

On another note, the frontman has also further commented on his “A Very Devy Christmas” acoustic performance. That set will stream live on December 23 and tickets can be found HERE. Townsend said the following:

“Hey all, as this year grinds to a chaotic close, I think it would be nice to do a more chilled out show for the holidays. If any of you caught the acoustic tours I had been doing over the past few years, I would like to do something like that for this stream… it has been five Quarantine concerts so far this year, and I’m wanting to bring this one back to the vibe of the first few.

I know it’s a trying time lately and it’s easy to let the thoughts get away from us, but let’s try to have a lovely afternoon and Ill play you some songs 😊

Half of the proceeds will go to the food bank, as they need it now more than ever in many ways. I hope to see you there 😊”

Diamond Head Premiere Animated Video For Cover Of Metallica’s “No Remorse”

Diamond Head have premiered an animated video for their cover of Metallica’s “No Remorse.” This track is included on the band’s new re-recorded version of “Lightning To The Nations,” which was released today (November 20).

Brian Tatler commented:

“I wanted to cover a song from Metallica’s debut album, ‘Kill ‘Em All’. Partly because Metallica covered songs from Diamond Head’s debut album ‘Lightning To The Nations’ and it felt like things have come full-circle to me. None of the band members knew how to play any of the songs from ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and I eventually decided we should all learn ‘No Remorse’. Then when we got into the rehearsal room, we played ‘No Remorse’ and immediately it just sounded great, it was very ‘Diamond Head’ and it really suited us as a band. Of the four covers we ended up doing, ‘No Remorse’ sounded the best straight away. I’ve seen Metallica live over twenty times and they don’t play ‘No Remorse’ very often, but it’s always great when they do!”

Rasmus Bom Andersen added:

“Of all the four covers, we almost didn’t have to work on ‘No Remorse’. We all had to learn the parts, and it’s very difficult to play, but in rehearsal it did sound fantastic and we thought: ‘yeah, yeah, it’s gonna be mega’. It was almost surreal when we did it because it just felt incredibly familiar.”

Frank Iero And The Future Violents Announce New EP “Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place”, Stream Cover Of R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion”

Frank Iero And The Future Violents will be releasing a new EP titled “Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place.” The effort’s first single, a cover of R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion,” can be streamed below. Here’s the full track listing:

01. “Violence”
02. “Sewer Wolf”
03. “Losing My Religion”
04. “Record Ender”

Breaking In A Sequence Release Cover Of Faith No More‘s “Midlife Crisis“

Breaking In A Sequence, aka Bias (ex-Korn/Core 10), have released a cover of Faith No More‘s “Midlife Crisis.“ The band commented:

“In September 2019, driving in the middle of nowhere on tour, we heard a live version of this song. We were immediately inspired to cover it and completed it in October 2019. Mike Bordin is one of David‘s main influences on drums, and Mike Patton is one of Rich‘s biggest vocal inspirations. This song is our tribute to Faith No More. Hope you all enjoy this as much as we do…”

Watch Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser & His Son Yohan Cover “The Mandalorian” Theme With Família Lima

Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser and his son Yohan recently teamed up with Família Lima for a cover of Ludwig Göransson‘s theme for “The Mandalorian.” You can check that out below:

[via The PRP]

Watch High On Fire, Pallbearer, Old Man Gloom, Etc. Members Cover Thin Lizzy’s “Emerald”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Thin Lizzy‘s “Emerald“ with Jeff Martin (Lo-Pan), Brett Campbell (Pallbearer), Nate Garrett (Spirit Adrift), Jeff Matz (High On Fire), and Santos Montano (Old Man Gloom). “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Body Positivity Lizzy! We covered ‘Emerald‘ with some old friends, new friends, and a couch you’ve all become very concerned for over the past 9 months. This is our 30th (!!!) 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 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

August Burns Red Release Cover Of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

August Burns Red have released a cover of Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.“ This news comes after the band recently announced that they will be playing a “Christmas Burns Red” livestream concert on December 12. Guitarist JB Brubaker commented:

“This year, we decided to take a crack at the legendary Mariah Carey song ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You“. This turned out to be one of the most fun holidays songs we’ve ever done, and a real head spinner for me on the guitar leads. I’m proud of how it came out and think it will be a staple for people looking for a little more metal in their holiday playlists.”

Watch Anthrax, Dream Theater, Testament, & Suicidal Tendencies Members Cover U.K.’s “Presto Vivace”

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, and Suicidal Tendencies bassist Roberto “Ra” Diaz recently joined forces for a quarantine cover of U.K.‘s “Presto Vivace.” You can check that out below:

Skolnick commented:

“Here is one of the most insane pieces of music I’ve learned recently! This keyboard line is as challenging as learning Charlie Parker, Zappa, VH, you name it. I come in on the 2nd half, (thankfully I had Jordan to play along to- the guitar doesn’t play that on the original) This will stay in my repertoire for a long time as a warm up, practice piece.

This SG (’09ish) felt best for this with the thinnest neck, easiest to maneuver. It’s just a quick minute or so but enough notes for a much longer tune! Charlie Benante‘s idea (thanks Charlie, haha). Seriously, this was a super fun challenge and a pleasure to play with this bunch…

From CB: “U.K. were a British progressive rock supergroup originally active from 1977 until 1980. The band was composed of singer/bassist John Wetton, keyboardist Eddie Jobson, guitarist Allan Holdsworth and drummer Bill Bruford who was later replaced by drummer Terry Bozzio. I can’t tell you what their first 2 records and their Live album #nightafternight meant to me.

The version of Presto Vivace from the Live album has always been a favorite of mine, it probably has to do with the Drumming of Terry Bozzio. I asked Alex and Ra to Rock this one out and they NAILED it.

We needed someone to play this Crazy Keyboard Part, hmmmmmm… WHO? Alex Suggested Jordan Rudess, How AWESOME! Jordan Was into it and he also NAILED it. I hope you dig this Short But fiery Blast of Notes, Hits, and Just an awesome display of Musicians having Fun!”

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) Covers “Let It Go” From “Frozen”

Floor Jansen (Nightwish) has shared a cover of “Let It Go” from the 2013 Disney movie “Frozen.” She said the following about that:

“Freja has been listening to singing Let It Go from the Disney movie, Frozen, for months. For fun and also because I miss performing for you, I decided to cover Let It Go from Frozen for all of you! Let It Go has been stuck in my head for months, so now it’s your turn. 😉 We added a bit of a rock & metal sound to it and gave it a bit of our own twist!”

Arrival Of Autumn Release Cover Of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Bark At The Moon”

Arrival Of Autumn have released a cover of Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Bark At The Moon.“ The band commented:

“Ozzy is an influence to all of us and It’s important to pay your respect and appreciate people while they are still here with us. He’s the prince of darkness, he’s earned it! We are stoked to share our take on this classic banger.”