Annihilator Share New Version Of “Downright Dominate” Featuring Dave Lombardo (Ex-Slayer) & Stu Block (Ex-Iced Earth)

Annihilator have shared a new version of their song “Downright Dominate.” The updated take on the track features new contributions from Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer) and Stu Block (ex-Iced Earth), as well as its original guest, the late Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom). The new version of “Downright Dominate” will appear on the band’s reworked version of “Metal.” As previously reported, that effort is called “Metal II” and it will be available on February 18. Jeff Waters commented:

“One of greatest engineers/mixers on the planet, Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Van Halen), was my first choice to mix this one. It was a challenge as Mike was not brought in to make a record; he was simply there to mix a big mess of tracks that were recorded in 2006 and 2021 and with over 14 players on it. After this difficult mix, I promised Mike that I would do another record with him, from the ground up! Although Alexi Laiho‘s shredding in ‘Downright Dominate‘ and the Van Halen song ‘Romeo Delight‘ were recorded a while back, adding Stu and Dave to these songs gave us all the feeling that Metal II is also a fitting tribute to our two fallen guitar heroes. Ed and Alexi, R.I.P.”

Brand Of Sacrifice Release New Version Of “Lifeblood” Featuring Lorna Shore’s Will Ramos

Brand Of Sacrifice have teamed up with Lorna Shore’s Will Ramos for a new version of their song “Lifeblood.“ The band commented:

“We’re super excited to put out the title track of our record with one of our favorite vocalists and good friends in the scene. We knew from the get-go that having Will do his thing on ‘Lifeblood‘ would turn out to be a total banger – his style definitely elevates his parts and adds a totally new and unique energy to the song. Given how close we are to Lorna Shore, and seeing their recent success off the back of their new EP, we knew this one was going to be special.”

ERRA Premiere Video For New Version Of “Vanish Canvas” Featuring Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante

Spiritbox frontwoman Courtney LaPlante is featured on a new version of ERRA’s song “Vanish Canvas.” You can find a video for the updated take on the track below:

ERRA frontman J.T. Cavey commented:

“We’ve never had a guest feature before, even before my time in the band. ‘Vanish Canvas‘ is a very special song to Jesse and the rest of the band; it felt right if it were to be any song, it was this one. Courtney has been a longtime friend and extremely supportive of me, as well as ERRA; we are honored to have her be our first feature.”

Guitarist/vocalist Jesse Cash continued:

“‘Vanish Canvas‘ is my favorite song that ERRA has written, and Courtney’s presence on it makes it that much more impactful.”

LaPlante added:

“JT asked me to sing on this song, and I would have been honoured and excited no matter what song they had chosen for me. He sent me an unassuming mp3 to listen to titled ‘Karlsruhe’ and I was so excited when I pushed play that it turned out to be my favorite ERRA song, ‘Vanish Canvas‘, and the part they asked me to sing happened to be my favorite moment on the record.”

Hawthorne Heights Team Up With Siiickbrain For Reworked Version Of “Ohio Is For Lovers”

Hawthorne Heights have joined forces with Siiickbrain to record a reworked version of their song “Ohio Is For Lovers.” You can find a video for the updated take on the track below:

Siiickbrain commented:

“This collaboration means so much to me for so many reasons. A few years ago I was listening and singing ‘Ohio Is For Lovers’ in the car and discovered for the first time that I could scream. Ever since then, Hawthorne Heights has been a huge part of the music that I create and a tremendous influence to me. The concept of the music video was heavily influenced by my love for horror films. I wanted to portray a dark, distorted take on the original song, and how sometimes you feel like you can’t live without someone.”

Hawthorne Heights frontman JT Woodruff added:

“It’s a truly treasured experience when you get to step into someone else’s world, as they step into yours. When approached by Siiickbrain, I was flattered that a younger generation of artists had even heard of us, and to work together was divine madness. I’ve never thought of my music as having a dark side, so it’s super wild to see and hear it like this”

Måneskin Release New Version Of “I Wanna Be Your Slave” Featuring Iggy Pop

Måneskin have joined forces with Iggy Pop for a new version of their song “I Wanna Be Your Slave.” You can check that out below. The original version of the track appears on the band’s latest album “Teatro D’ira: Vol I.” The group commented on the new version of the song:

“It was such an honor that Iggy loved our music and wanted to work with us. It was touching seeing him sing ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ live in front of us. It was very powerful to see such a big artist being so open and friendly. We all grew up listening to his music and he inspired us to start up a band. It’s still unbelievable for us that we had the chance to get to know him and make music together.”

Listen To New Version Of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” From Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” Movie

A new version of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” is featured in the new Disney movie “Jungle Cruise.” The track appears twice in the film and both parts can be found below. “Jungle Cruise” will officially be released in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access tomorrow (July 30). Metallica said the following:

“It was an honor to work with renowned, legendary composter James Newton Howard as we reimagined the song by performing his arrangement and creating a rendition we like to think is fit for an excursion through the Amazon. The film stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt who take the fan favorite ride and transform it to a theatrical adventure. Not only are we big fans of Disney, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with Howard, an eight-time Oscar nominee who has been recognized for films such as ‘The Fugitive’, ‘Michael Clayton’, and ‘The Village’. Our collaboration with Howard will be featured on the film’s soundtrack, available to stream or download on your favorite music platforms tomorrow.”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Guests On New Version Of Powerwolf’s “Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike)”

Powerwolf have teamed up with Trivium’s Matt Heafy for a new version of their song “Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike).” The updated take on the track will be featured on a bonus album, titled “Missa Cantorem,” which will be included with select editions of the band’s new album “Call Of The Wild“ (out July 16). Heafy commented:

“It is a tremendous honor to be able to do my rendition of the fantastic ‘Fist By Fist‘ by the mighty Powerwolf. Powerwolf has been one of my favorite bands for ages, so this is a privilege of the highest caliber.”

Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz Guests On New Version Of Powerwolf’s “Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend”

Powerwolf have teamed up with Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz for a new version of their song “Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend.” The updated take on the track will be featured on a bonus album, titled “Missa Cantorem,” which will be included with select editions of the band’s new album “Call Of The Wild“ (out July 16).

White-Gluz commented:

“I enjoyed putting a woman’s spin on ‘Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend‘; altering the lyrics to fit a strong message of female empowerment and delivering them with a mighty roar! Thanks to Powerwolf for being open to having their song reconstructed like this!”

Powerwolf’s Christian “Falk Maria Schlegel” Jost added:

“It was a pleasure to work and perform together with Alissa for the very first time on our joint video shoot for ‘Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend‘. Immediately, there was a great energetic atmosphere on set! Alissa is such a wonderful artist and interacting with her during this shoot as well as re-interpreting this video together was an amazing experience.”

Motionless In White Release “Synthwave Edition” Of “Voices”

Motionless In White have released a new “Synthwave Edition” of their song “Voices.” The original version of the track appears on the band’s 2017 album “Graveyard Shift.”

The group commented:

“During the many months of quarantine and downtime of 2020, we decided to not only use the time to work on new material for our next record, but also venture into musical territory that we had always wanted to explore and experiment with that we haven’t had a chance to touch on very much in our career. “Voices: Synthwave Edition” is the conclusion of what we call our “2020 Quarantine Experiments,” which also included orchestral versions of “Another Life” and “Eternally Yours”, a cover of The Killers “Somebody Told Me”, A remix of “Another Life” created by Caleb Shomo, and most recently, a deep dive into the roots of our heavier material with “Creatures X: To The Grave“. We are huge fans of artists like The Midnight, Carpenter Brut, Dance With The Dead, and many more spread across the synthwave and outrun spectrum, and wanted to try our hand at our own version of a song in this style. It was a really fun project to work on and such a fun genre to listen to. We hope you like it as much as we do, and thank you for all the support and positive feedback on all of the quarantine experiments we released.”

August Burns Red Share New Version Of “Pangaea” Featuring Periphery’s Misha Mansoor

August Burns Red have shared a new version of their song “Pangaea.” This track features Periphery’s Misha Mansoor and it will appear on the new re-recorded version of “Leveler,” which is set to be released on May 21. More details on the updated take on the album can be found HERE. Guitarist JB Brubaker commented:

“‘Pangaea‘ has always been one of my favorite tracks on ‘Leveler‘. It may be the most progressive song on the album so it felt like a natural fit to have Misha from Periphery perform on the track. He delivered quite possibly the most head-spinning guitar solo that we’ve ever had on an ABR song. We’re very excited to share this new version of ‘Pangaea‘ with everyone, and think fans are going to appreciate the song on a whole new level.”