(hed)p.e. To Release New Covers Album “70’s Hits From The Pit”

(hed)p.e. have announced a new covers album titled “70’s Hits From The Pit.” The effort will be available of February 24 and it will find the band taking on tracks from Neil Young, The Clash, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, and more.

“70’s Hits From The Pit” Track Listing:

01. “Pretty Vacant” (Sex Pistols cover)
02. “I Wanna Be Sedated” (The Ramones cover)
03. “I Fought The Law” (The Clash cover)
04. “Heart Of Gold” (Neil Young cover)
05. “Uncontrollable Urge” (Devo cover)
06. “Margaritaville” (Jimmy Buffett cover)
07. “A Horse with No Name” (America cover)
08. “Fire And Rain” (James Taylor cover)
09. “American Pie” (Don McLean cover)
10. “Breakdown” (Tom Petty cover)
11. “The Joker” (Steve Miller Band cover)
12. “Mama Told Me” (Three Dog Night cover)
13. “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” (Paul Simon cover)

Jared Gomes commenteed:

“I’m a kid from the 70s that was raised on rock radio. The songs on this record have a special place in my heart. The 70s, amazing songwriting and produced some timeless music. These are the Gods of Rock and Roll! It was an honor to be able to attack these tracks with a new perspective. We stripped down these classics and put our own G-Punk spin on them.”

Nickelback’s Ryan Peake Open To Recording A Metal Covers Album

During a recent interview with Rock Sverige, Nickelback’s Ryan Peake was asked about the possibility of the band recording a metal covers album. The guitarist says if the group did explore the idea, they could take on tracks from artists like Testament, Slayer, and Meshuggah.

Peake said the folllowing:

“I don´t know if it would be something we all could agree on because we all have our different likes and dislikes when it comes to music. Mike´s is really heavy and I like Slayer so I get that. I think we could probably agree on doing a heavy covers album or something like that.

I got kicked out of Ryan Vikedal´s (original drummer) garage for playing “South of heaven” I went down to see him before he was actually in the band and I was just kind of jamming with him. We grew up with that.

I don´t know. This is what I like about this band. I don´t think anything´s going to be so crazy to hear from us. I think if a metal band went and made a full on country album, it might be like “What are you doing? You´ve got nine metal albums and now this!” We´ve kind of dipped our toes in a lot of different music I feel and especially with “No fixed address” where we kind of tried to stretch our legs a bit, that it´s maybe believable.

I love metal stuff, I love pop stuff, I love some country for sure. Chris Stapleton is unreal. He is single handedly saving country music. I grew up with country music, but I haven´t been listening to it in years until I heard him do something with an acoustic and another guy with an up right bass and his wife singing harmony. That was it! I had goosebumps like crazy and I love when music does that and it doesn´t matter where it comes from.

Maybe do a Testament, Slayer, Meshuggah album? I don´t know. (laughs)”

Listen To Pure Noise Records’ New Covers Compilation “Dead Formats Volume 1“

Pure Noise Records have teamed up with Pabst Blue Ribbon for a new covers compilation titled “Dead Formats Volume 1.” The effort, which features Chamber, Rotting Out, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Hawthorne Heights, etc., can be streamed below:

“Dead Formats Volume 1” Track Listing:

01. State Champs – “What’s My Age Again?” (Blink-182 cover)
02. Four Year Strong – “Brain Stew / Jaded” (Green Day cover)
03. Drug Church – “Someday I Suppose” (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones cover)
04. Microwave – “Santeria” (Sublime cover)
05. Lurk – “Fell In Love With a Girl” (The White Stripes cover)
06. SeeYouSpaceCowboy – “Seven Years” (Saosin cover)
07. Hawthorne Heights – “Inside Out” (Eve 6 cover)
08. Spanish Love Songs – “We’ve Had Enough” (Alkaline Trio cover)
09. Elder Brother – “The Black Parade” (My Chemical Romance cover)
10. Rotting Out – “Society” (Pennywise cover)
11. Chamber – “Davidian” (Machine Head cover)
12. Seaway – “I’m The One” (Descendents cover)
13. Can’t Swim – “Radio” (NOFX cover)
14. The Dirty Nil – “Filler” (Minor Threat cover)
15. Red City Radio – “Move Along” (The All-American Rejects)

SOiL To Release New Covers Album “Play It Forward” In August, Share Video For Their Cover Of Halsey’s “Nightmare”

SOiL have announced that they will be releasing a new covers album, titled “Play It Forward,” on August 26. A video for the effort’s latest single, a cover of Halsey‘s “Nightmare,” can be found below:

“Play It Forward” Track Listing:

01. “Runnin’ Down A Dream” (Tom Petty cover)
02. “Thunder Kiss ’65” (White Zombie cover)
03. “Nightmare” (Halsey cover)
04. “No Voices In The Sky” (Motörhead cover)
05. “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” (Prong cover)
06. “Monkey Wrench” (Foo Fighters cover)
07. “What It’s Like” (Everlast cover)
08. “I Wanna Be Sedated” (Ramones cover)
09. “Rockin’ In The Free World” (Neil Young cover)
10. “Unsung” (Helmet cover)
11. “Black Betty” (Lead Belly cover)

Bassist Tim King commented:

“When we were approached by Cleopatra Records with the idea to record a covers album, it seemed both exciting and challenging. Outside of the song ‘Black Betty‘, we have never really covered any songs before. This gave us a chance to explore some songs we enjoyed growing up on and also taking songs that were never intended to be hard rock or metal and put our own spin on them.

It proved to be quite the challenge with our downtuning and figuring out all the different parts and effects in the original versions that you never quite notice during casual listens. The songs we thought were going to be super easy turned out to be the most challenging.

In the end, we were very happy with the way it all came out and we feel it will give the SOiL fans something to enjoy and have fun with. That was our main goal. To do something fun in the wake of all the horrible things that have been going on in the world.”

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’”)