Zombi Digitally Release “Zombi & Friends, Vol. 1” Covers Album

Zombi have digitally released a new covers album titled “Zombi & Friends, Vol. 1.” The effort features various quarantine covers that the band recorded with Pinkish Black‘s Daron Beck, The Sword‘s Bryan Richie, Zao‘s Jeff Gretz, and Trans Am‘s Philip Manley during the pandemic. Physical copies will be available on June 17.

“Zombi & Friends, Vol. 1” Track Listing:

01. “Guilty” (Barry Gibb cover)
02. “Suspicions” (Eddie Rabbitt cover)
03. “I Can’t Tell You Why” (Eagles cover)
04. “Sirius“/”Eye In The Sky” (The Alan Parsons Project cover)
05. “Take You Back” (Frank Stallone cover)
06. “Takin’ It To the Streets” (Michael McDonald cover)
07. “Captain of Her Heart” (Double cover)
08. “Deja Vu” (Dionne Warwick cover)
09. “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” (Lou Rawls cover)
10. “America” (Neil Diamond cover)

Zombi‘s Steve Moore commented:

“Last year we invited some of our close friends to take part in a series of soft and smooth cover songs we loved from our childhood. Over the course of the year we recorded 25 songs, from roughly the mid 70’s through the mid 80’s, and released a new one almost every Friday. It was a chance to stay busy and connected during the pandemic. Admittedly it started as a bit of a joke with our Barbra Streisand cover, which was originally going to be a one-off, but the reaction was so strong we decided to plan out a whole series.”

Magna Carta To Release “An All-Star Tribute To Rush” Compilation In June

Magna Carta will be releasing a new Rush covers compilation, titled “An All-Star Tribute To Rush,” on June 24. The effort will feature members of Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Sepultura, Testament, and more.

“An All-Star Tribute To Rush” Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01. “Working Man” – Sebastian Bach & Jake E. Lee
02. “By-Tor And The Snow Dog” – James LaBrie & John Petrucci
03. “Analog Kid” – Sebastian Bach & John Petrucci
04. “The Trees” – Mike Baker & Brendt Allman
05. “La Villa Strangiato” – Steve Morse
06. “Mission” – Eric Martin
07. “Anthem” – Mark Slaughter & George Lynch
08. “Jacob’s Ladder” – Sebastian Bach & John Petrucci
09. “Closer To The Heart” – Fates Warning
10. “Natural Science” – Devin Townsend
11. “YYZ” – James Murphy
12. “Red Barchetta” – James LaBrie
13. “Freewill” – Gregoor van der Loo
14. “Tom Sawyer” – Alex Skolnick Trio

Disc 2:

01. “Distant Early Warning” – Randy Jackson
02. “Lakeside Park” – Sebastian Bach
03. “Limelight” – Kip Winger
04. “Subdivisions” – Randy Jackson
05. “Different Strings” – Robert Berry
06. “Tom Sawyer” – Sebastian Bach
07. “Bastille Day” – Jani Lane & Alex Skolnick
08. “A Farewell To Kings” – Randy Jackson
09. “Spirit Of The Radio” – Kip Winger
10. “2112 Overture” / “Temples Of Syrinx” – Jani Lane & Vinnie Moore
11. “New World Man” – Robert Berry
12. “Fly By Night” – Sal Marrano
13. “Force Ten” – Robert Berry

Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed) To Release Frank Sinatra Covers Album “Tremonti Sings Sinatra” In May

Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed) will be releasing a new Frank Sinatra covers album, titled “Tremonti Sings Sinatra,” on May 27. The record, which will also feature members of Sinatra’s backing band, was recorded as part of Tremonti’s “Take A Chance On Charity” initiative to raise money for the National Down Syndrome Society. Pre-orders can be found HERE and a video for the effort’s first single, a cover of Sinatra’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” can be found below:

“Tremonti Sings Sinatra” Track Listing:

01. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
02. “I’ve Got The World On A String”
03. “I Fall In Love Too Easily”
04. “Wave”
05. “Fly Me To The Moon”
06. “Nancy (With The Laughing Face)”
07. “My Way”
08. “You Make Me Feel So Young”
09. “Luck Be A Lady”
10. “That’s Life”
11. “Come Fly With Me”
12. “In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning”
13. “The Song Is You”
14. “All Or Nothing At All”

Tremonti commented:

“For years, I’ve loved singing along to Frank’s songs. One night, I found an old video of him performing ‘The Song Is You’ from 1944. It made me want to dive into his vocal approach. I was all in and I wanted to do something with it. When we found out about our daughter Stella’s Down syndrome diagnosis, the stars aligned. My obsession with Sinatra had its reason. Frank Sinatra raised more than a billion dollars for charity and that is a fact I wish the public the public knew more about. Beneath his cool and calm persona, he had a big heart. Doing this charity in his name was another way the stars had aligned. I decided to do this record to raise funds for families and individuals with Down syndrome. This project is the start of a new purpose that I will have for the rest of my life.”

Flaw To Release New Covers Album “Revival” In March

Flaw will be releasing a new covers album, titled “Revival,” on March 4. A video for the effort’s first single, a cover of lovelyltheband‘s “Broken,” can be found below. This news follows a number of controversial situations involving the band, including frontman Christopher Volz’s inexcusable use of a racial slur onstage and ex-guitarist Tommy Gibbons’ plagiarism scandal.

“Revival” Track Listing:

01. “Broken” (lovelytheband cover)
02. “Alive And Kicking” (Simple Minds cover)
03. “In Your Eyes” (Peter Gabriel cover)
04. “7 Years”
05. “Eyes Without A Face” (Billy Idol cover)
06. “Every Breath You Take” (The Police cover)
07. “I Don’t Care Anymore” (Phil Collins cover)
08. “Broken Wings” (Mr. Mister cover)
09. “Hold On Loosely” (38 Special cover)
10. “Only The Strong”
11. “Get Up Again”
12. “Still Of The Night” (Whitesnake cover)

Udo Dirkschneider (Ex-Accept) To Release New Covers Album “My Way”

Udo Dirkschneider (ex-Accept) will be releasing a new covers album, titled “My Way,” on April 22. You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“My Way” Track Listing:

01. “Faith Healer” (Alex Harvey cover)
02. “Fire” (Crazy World Of Arthur Brown cover)
03. “Sympathy” (Uriah Heep cover)
04. “They Call It Nutbush” (Tina Turner cover)
05. “Man On The Silver Mountain” (Rainbow cover)
06. “Hell Raiser” (The Sweet cover)
07. “No Class” (Motörhead cover)
08. “Rock And Roll” (Led Zeppelin cover)
09. “The Stroke” (Billy Squier cover)
10. “Paint It Black” (The Rolling Stones cover)
11. “He’s A Woman, She’s A Man” (Scorpions cover)
12. “T.N.T.” (AC/DC cover)
13. “Jealousy” (Frankie Miller cover)
14. “Hell Bent For Leather” (Judas Priest cover)
15. “We Will Rock You” (Queen cover)
16. “Kein Zurück” (Wolfsheim cover)
17. “My Way” (Frank Sinatra cover)

Deep Purple Stream Cover Of Love’s “7 And 7 Is”

Deep Purple have shared their cover of Love’s “7 And 7 Is.” This track is from the band’s new covers album “Turning To Crime,” which will be released on November 26.

“Turning To Crime” Track Listing:

01. “7 And 7 Is” (Love cover)
02. “Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu” (Huey “Piano” Smith cover)
03. “Oh Well” (Fleetwood Mac cover)
04. “Jenny Take A Ride!” (Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels cover)
05. “Watching The River Flow” (Bob Dylan cover)
06. “Let The Good Times Roll” (Ray Charles & Quincy Jones cover)
07. “Dixie Chicken” (Little Feat cover)
08. “Shapes Of Things” (The Yardbirds cover)
09. “The Battle Of New Orleans” (Lonnie Donegan/Johnny Horton cover)
10. “Lucifer” (Bob Seger System cover)
11. “White Room” (Cream cover)
12. “Caught In The Act” (Medley: “Going Down” / “Green Onions” / “Hot ‘Lanta” / “Dazed And Confused” / “Gimme Some Lovin’”)

Deep Purple Rumored To Release New Covers Album “Turning To Crime” In November

According to a leaked product listing, Deep Purple will be releasing a new covers album, titled “Turning To Crime,” on November 26. The official announcement is expected to be made on October 6.

“Turning To Crime” Track Listing:

01. “Volume 1”
02. “7 And 7 Is” (Love cover)
03. “Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu” (Huey “Piano” Smith cover)
04. “Oh Well” (Fleetwood Mac cover)
05. “Jenny Take A Ride!” (Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels cover)
06. “Watching The River Flow” (Bob Dylan cover)
07. “Let The Good Times Roll” (Ray Charles & Quincy Jones cover)
08. “Dixie Chicken” (Little Feat cover)
09. “Shapes Of Things” (The Yardbirds cover)
10. “The Battle Of New Orleans” (Lonnie Donegan/Johnny Horton cover)
11. “Lucifer” (Bob Seger System cover)
12. “White Room” (Cream cover)
13. “Caught In The Act” (medley)

[via Blabbermouth]

Eighteen Visions Release New Covers Album “1996”

Eighteen Visions have released a new album titled “1996.” The effort features the new title track and nine cover songs.

“1996” Track Listing:

Side A (Hardcore):

01. “1996”
02. “D.T.O.” (Vision Of Disorder cover)
03. “The Hangedman” (Damnation A.D. cover)
04. “Born From Pain” (Earth Crisis cover)
05. “Blanket” (Unbroken cover)

Side B (Hard Rock):

01. “Them Bones” (Alice In Chains cover)
02. “Scentless Apprentice” (Nirvana cover)
03. “Sad But True” (Metallica cover)
04. “Terrible Lie” (Nine Inch Nails cover)
05. “Down” (Stone Temple Pilots cover)

James Hart commented:

“Today we dropped our covers album titled ‘1996‘ A collection of 90s hardcore and hard rock songs from bands that helped shape Eighteen Visions and our style. I had such an amazing time tracking my vocals and putting our own little spin on these jams. These bands will always be so important to me. Hope you love them as much is I do.”

Metallica Announce 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of “The Black Album”, Recruit Corey Taylor, Ghost, Volbeat, Etc. For Companion Covers Album

Metallica will be releasing an expanded 30th anniversary edition of their 1991 self-titled album (aka “The Black Album”) on September 10. The effort has been remastered and it will be available in multiple formats including a limited edition deluxe box set featuring two 180 gram LPs, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs, 6 DVDs, a 120-page hardcover book, four different tour laminates, three lithos, three guitar picks, a folder with lyric sheets and a download card.

In other news, Metallica have also recruited over 50 artists for a special covers album called “The Metallica Blacklist.” All profits from that release will be donated to charity. Here’s the track listing:

01. Alessia Cara & The Warning – “Enter Sandman“
02. Mac Demarco – “Enter Sandman“
03. Ghost – “Enter Sandman“
04. Juanes – “Enter Sandman“
05. Rina Sawayama – “Enter Sandman“
06. Weezer – “Enter Sandman“
07. Sam Fender – “Sad But True” (live)
08. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – “Sad But True“
09. Mexican Institute Of Sound feat. La Perla & Gera Mx – “Sad But True“
10. Royal Blood – “Sad But True“
11. St. Vincent – “Sad But True“
12. White Reaper – “Sad But True“
13. Yb – “Sad But True“
14. Biffy Clyro – “Holier Than Thou“
15. The Chats – “Holier Than Thou“
16. OFF! – “Holier Than Thou“
17. PUP – “Holier Than Thou“
18. Corey Taylor – “Holier Than Thou“
19. Cage The Elephant – “The Unforgiven“
20. Vishal Dadlani, Divine, Shor Police – “The Unforgiven“
21. Diet Cig – “The Unforgiven“
22. Flatbush Zombies feat. DJ Scratch – “The Unforgiven“
23. Ha*Ash – “The Unforgiven“
24. José Madero – “The Unforgiven“
25. Moses Sumney – “The Unforgiven“
26. J Balvin – “Wherever I May Roam“
27. Chase & Status feat. Backroad Gee – “Wherever I May Roam“
28. The Neptunes – “Wherever I May Roam“
29. Jon Pardi – “Wherever I May Roam“
30. Sebastian – “Don’t Tread On Else Matters“
31. Portugal. The Man feat. Aaron Beam – “Don’t Tread On Me“
32. Volbeat – “Don’t Tread On Me“
33. The Hu – “Through The Never“
34. Tomi Owó – “Through The Never“
35. Phoebe Bridgers – “Nothing Else Matters“
36. Miley Cyrus feat. Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – “Nothing Else Matters“
37. Dave Gahan – “Nothing Else Matters“
38. Mickey Guyton – “Nothing Else Matters“
39. Dermot Kennedy – “Nothing Else Matters“
40. Mon Laferte – “Nothing Else Matters“
41. Igor Levit – “Nothing Else Matters“
42. My Morning Jacket – “Nothing Else Matters“
43. Pg Roxette – “Nothing Else Matters“
44. Darius Rucker – “Nothing Else Matters“
45. Chris Stapleton – “Nothing Else Matters“
46. Tresor – “Nothing Else Matters“
47. Goodnight, Texas – “Of Wolf And Man“
48. Idles – “The God That Failed“
49. Imelda May – “The God That Failed“
50. Cherry Glazerr – “My Friend Of Misery“
51. Izïa – “My Friend Of Misery“
52. Kamasi Washington – “My Friend Of Misery“
53. Rodrigo Y Gabriela – “The Struggle Within“

Miley Cyrus, Andrew Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith’s cover of “Nothing Else Matters“ can be found below, along with Juanes‘ cover of “Enter Sandman.“ A remastered version of “Enter Sandman” is also available below, along with live and demo versions of the track.

Monster Magnet To Release New Covers Album “A Better Dystopia”

Monster Magnet will be releasing a new covers album titled “A Better Dystopia” on May 21. The effort’s first single, a cover of Poo-Bah‘s “Mr. Destroyer,” can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing:

“A Better Dystopia” Track Listing:

01. “The Diamond Mine” (Dave Diamond DJ monologue)
02. “Born To Go” (Hawkwind cover)
03. “Epitaph for A Head” (JD Blackfoot cover)
04. “Solid Gold Hell” (The Scientists cover)
05. “Be Forewarned” (The Macabre cover)
06. “Mr. Destroyer” (Poo-Bah cover)
07. “When the Wolf Sits” (Jerusalem cover)
08. “Death” (The Pretty Things cover)
09. “Situation” (Josephus cover)
10. “It’s Trash” (The Cave Men cover)
11. “Motorcycle (Straight to Hell)” (Table Scraps cover)
12. “Learning To Die” (Dust cover)
13. “Welcome To The Void” (Morgen cover) (bonus track)

Dave Wyndorf commented:

“We all agreed that we would be bored out of our minds within a month of lockdown. Monster Magnet loves the road. It’s a lifestyle. So, I considered our options. Rather than panhandle on the internet, hawking masks and Zoom-rocking practice sessions for dollars, I suggested we record a “bunker record”. A total DIY affair (band only) recorded and mixed in Bob Pantella’s small but potent Freak Shop Studios/rehearsal space right here in New Jersey. But what to record?

I didn’t feel much like writing, but working on anything was better than watching the news as hospitals filled up, people died, and American politics went bat-shit crazy. The world roared ‘Dystopia! Apocalypse! Revolution!’. I’d heard those words before, and they brought to mind my childhood in the late 60’s/early 70’s… and the music… and short playlist of songs (just one of many) that I’d been carrying around with me on my whatever device to listen to before shows.

Of course, these tunes have also been in my head for more or less my whole life. These were not the popular hits of the time. This was like a playlist from the 4th dimension… strange bits of musical obscurity, mostly dredged up from that inglorious and freaky “twilight zone” time that preceded Arena Rock, Heavy Metal, Reggae and Disco. A no-man’s land of hard rock that still had remnants of psychedelia and garage punk but had abandoned any notion of “flower power” or frat house fun. And of course, they rocked. Yeah, these songs were it.”