Northern Irish Symphonic Power Metallers Ravenlight have just released a haunting new cover of ‘Zenith’ by Ghost.
Following on the release of their debut album ‘Project Genesis’ in June of this year, Ravenlight, unfortunately, had their live plans to promote the release cancelled due to the ongoing situation in the world, however, instead of remaining idle, they returned to the studio to record an ambitious cover of the Ghost track.
Singer Rebecca Feeney had the following to say about the track:
“Zenith may seem a not so obvious song for a cover, however, we went with Zenith for many reasons. I really enjoyed singing along to it, it really suited my range. Furthermore, we felt that Zenith is a very underrated Ghost song, due to the fact that it is a bonus track on the Vinyl version of Meliora, so it is not as well known as other tracks, giving us a chance to really put our own spin on it.”
The video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtYrszs5uxk
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German medieval rock masters Feuerschwanz have released the official music video for the cover of "I See Fire", the seminal song from Peter Jackson's cinematic adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien's middle-earth epic, The Hobbit. The song comes off the bonus covers album Die Sieben Todsünden which will be released as part of the deluxe version of the band's upcoming new album, Das Elfte Gebot, on June 26.
Watch "I See Fire" HERE!
Commented the band:-
"When we were brainstorming which songs we'd choose for our covers album Die Sieben Todsünden, this song was so close to our hearts, the dragon fans and middle-earth nerds that we are. The original version still makes us shiver and can't really be topped, so we used powerful guitars, folky bagpipes and epic fiddles. It's a song about unity while facing destruction war and death and also marks our first song in English.
The video was shot in the mystic Southwest of England on the coast of Cornwall where Hauptmann, Hodi and Mieze Musch-Musch went last fall."
Das Elfte Gebot is the successor of 2018's extremely successful album, Methämmer, (#6 in the official German album charts) and is scheduled for a June 26 release via Napalm Records.
The band recently released the live music video for the brand new single, "Metfest“ (Stream/Watch) as well as the music video for the title track (Stream/Watch).
Hauptmann Feuerschwanz - vocals, guitars
Johanna von der Vögelweide - fiddle, hurdy gurdy
Sir Lanzeflott - drums
Jarne Hodinsson - bass
Prinz Hodenherz - pipes, guitars, vocals
Hans der Aufrechte - guitars
French Modern Metallers Dizorder share La Casa De Papel cover with "My Life Is Going On"; new album coming out in 2021!
After already released a digital single "Love In Blood" (2018) and then a debut EP 'Moon Phases' (2019) and while they are currently working on their first full-length album planned for a worldwide release later this year, French modern metal/rock newcomers Dizorder recorded a cover of the song "My Life Is Going On" (by Cecilia Krull) known as the main-theme of the Netflix hit La Casa De Papel, available right now exclusively on YouTube.
Watch the official music video of "My Life Is Going On"
...For the record...
Born from Val-d'Oise, Dizorder recently won 2 days of training at Le Forum de Vauréal to get prepared for any gig and has been elected by the audience of the open mic of La Ruche 2018.
Driven by the brutal screams of their female singer, the band offers an alternative metal at the crossroads between Flyleaf, Deftones, Northlane and frees themselves from more lyrical spheres.
For fans of Northlane, Deftones, Flyleaf...
Italian Heavy Metallers Shockin' Head release cover video for Muse's 'Hysteria', in re-interpreted metal version
Italian heavy metallers Shockin’ Head – ft. members of historical bands Chupacabras, R.A.V.E.D, Estremo Ponente – have released a re-interpreted cover video for Muse's 'Hysteria', in metal version. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/bCpK9jSYovM
Stated the band:
“Ladies and Gentlemen, as a wish for the end of the year and a good omen for a splendid 2020, we Shockin'Head offer you 'Hysteria' of MUSE, re-interpreted in our own way !!! We thank Giovanni Nebbia from Ithil Studio for their availability and craftsmanship ... stay metal..and stay Shockin'!”
Shockin’ Head rise from the ashes of the Chupacabras, R.A.V.E.D, Estremo Ponente, three historical bands of the extreme western Liguria. The alchemy and the natural feeling were born from the collaboration of this group of friends, creating a granite sound, alternating with pure power moments and melodic tunes. Shockin’ Head released their latest effort “XXXmiles” on January 25th 2019, via Volcano Records.
SHOCKIN’HEAD Line Up
Daniele Sedda – Voices
Black Ale – Bass
Zac Vanders – Guitar
Salvatore di Giovanni – Drums
Eleine follow up last years ’Until The End‘ album with a brand new EP “All Shall Burn” on November 22, 2019
Check out the new video of Rammstein‘s classic “Mein Herz” Brennt” here:
After the instant success with "Enemies", Eleine is now keeping up the steam when releasing the band's second single from the EP All Shall Burn. This time they're covering the mighty Rammstein with the track "Mein Herz Brennt".
Rikard Ekberg commented:-
"We chose to make a cover of ”Mein Herz Brennt” as a tribute, and a thank you to Rammstein.
Mein Herz Brennt” has been with us during years of hardship, betrayal and angst. During times that now feel like a total blur, like in a state of awake sleep. Releasing this cover is something that really means a lot to us.”
Check out “Enemies” video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLPxV6LLENM
American Modern Industrialists Fate Destroyed reveal new video for haunting cover of folk classic "In The Pines"
Fate Destroyed, the Los Angeles-based band fronted by Franccesca De Struct, unveils a haunting new video for their cover of the classic "In the Pines" today via Metal Injection.
Watch the video here: https://metalinjection.net/video/fate-destroyed-rocks-this-awesome-lead-belly-blues-cover-for-in-the-pines-and-makes-it-heavy
"In the Pines," also known as "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" and "My Girl," is a traditional folk song made famous by legendary blues artist Lead Belly and later achieved commercial success through Nirvana's take on the track.
"I saw 'In the Pines' as the ultimate musical challenge," De Struct says. "Was it possible to take a widely known folk song, something completely the antithesis of my genre, and make it industrial? The answer was a resounding yes. This passion project came from a place of musical discovery. It gave me the chance to take a base concept and see just how much I could mould it into something entirely new."
Fate Destroyed was formed by De Struct in 2016 with an aim to provide a fierce new take on the metal status quo. Led by the raw emotion of De Struct's vocals, Fate Destroyed combines visceral guitars and driving synths to leverage the gap between hard hitting '90s industrial and modern heavy metal.
Fate Destroyed is rounded out by Roger Bohlen on guitar, Nathan YoungBlood (Green Jelly/Dirty Machine) on bass and Ben Levi (Matriarchs) on drums.
Today Italian groove metallers Nemesis Inferi unleash their personal tribute to Billy Idol’s classic anthem “Shock To The System”. The song will be included on the upcoming compilation “FantaRock (Watchers Of The Sky) - One Hour Of Fantarock” conceived and developed by the renowned Italian journalist Mario Gazzola.
“Usually we don’t cover other bands’ songs, but the opportunity offered us by Nee Cee Agency to be part of this cool compilation was very challenging and exciting. We thought it was cool to propose something different and distant from our genre. We needed a song connected with rock and sci-fi. So, after a night spent drinking beers and eating pulled pork, we said: ‘Let’s play Billy Idol! Shock To The System!”.
Nemesis Inferi are currently working on the follow-up to the 2018’s acclaimed latest full-length album “A Bad Mess”.
Crafted in the Bergamo area around January 1997 by the singer, guitarist, main composer and only original member G.M. Gain, Nemesis Inferi fulfil the precise need to explore the groove metal influences and the gothic imaginary of four musicians with several years of experience behind them.
Nemesis Inferi’s style does not simply rework influences that are anything but obvious, such as the most tempered grunge, the recent evolution of American hard rock and the roots of extreme metal, but also aims its inspiration to the goal of an immediately recognizable and really personal sound. Pumped by an expressive power and rhythmic dynamics difficult to find in other contemporary bands, the music of Nemesis Inferi is open-wide even in terms of concept, offering a deep lyrical approach inspired by true stories of everyday life, of course preserving a visceral fascination for the occult.
Melting the tragic romances of Type O Negative with the cold isolationism of Bathory, the lysergic journeys of Led Zeppelin with the visual impact of Rob Zombie, the angry disquiet of Slayer with the resigned pain of Alice In Chains, Nemesis Inferi prove themselves capable of inducing a huge cinematic effect on the listener.
The music of Nemesis Inferi overcomes the limits of definitions, conveying a message of dedication to art and expressive freedom in the clearest and frankest sense. The true essence of music transcends the real perception and creates a virtuous circle between a violent impact and transcendent suggestions.
G.M. Gain – vocals and rhythm guitar
Fazz – lead guitar
Daniel – bass guitar
Carru – drums
After releasing their debut album "Erosion" in 2017 and writing the video game soundtrack of NavyBlue and the Spectrum Killers in 2018, Cydemind is back with a new single and music video called "Winter". The song is an arrangement of one of Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Season violin concertos.
Watch "Winter" via MetalInjection.net at the following link: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/cydeminds-violin-metal-shred-was-made-for-winter-in-this-beautiful-video
As the Montreal-based quintet is led by classical violinist Olivier Allard, it was natural for the band to showcase its classical sound in this music video as Oliver explains:-
"It’s always been in Cydemind’s side-projects to make metal covers of classical music pieces. What better way to start than with one of my favourite violin concertos by Vivaldi!"
Co-directors Vincent Allard and Juliette Guerin hopped in the project without hesitation:
"Vivaldi’s Winter violin concerto is already such a cinematic piece with lots of contrast. It was a great challenge to find landscapes that could match both our view of Quebec’s winter while maintaining Cydemind’s highly energetic approach to the piece."
The video was shot in various locations in Quebec, Canada. Scheduled to be filmed in March 2018, the project was postponed to February 2019 due to bad weather. Guitarist Kevin Paquet adds:-
"As much as we had no luck last year, karma was on our side this year. The weather was fabulous, I think it definitely highlights the splendour of our Canadian winters."
“Winter” was recorded at The Grid studio in collaboration with producer Christian Donaldson (The Agonist, Cryptopsy, Beyond Creation). The artwork was created by Cydemind’s own drummer Alexandre Dagenais.
"Winter" is available for stream and download on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, and all other major platforms, where you can also find Cydemind’s debut album Erosion (2017).
In a world where so much music is bland and generic, Cydemind is a breath of fresh air! Mixing progressive rock, jazz, classical, and progressive metal, Montreal-based Cydemind is a special and unique band, one we’ll be hearing a lot more from in the future. Influenced by such bands as Dream Theater. Symphony X. Haken, Neal Morse Band, and jazzmen like Avishai Cohen and Tigran Hamasyan, violinist Olivier Allard describes their sound as “violin meets instrumental prog metal!”.
Prolific artists, Cydemind released its first EP ‘Through Mists and Ages’ back in 2014 and soon after its single ‘What Remains’. After a few years of writing and refining their sound, the quintet (violin, bass, piano, guitar, drums) came back with their first full-length album. Entitled ‘Erosion’, its six tracks are centred around the theme of nature and its persistence through time. Epic is the word here, with one track clocking in at an impressive 27 minutes. ‘Erosion’ was released independently on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all major online retailers.
Cydemind then branched off a bit from the usual metal band musical path to produce the music for the indie video game ‘Navyblue and the Spectrum Killers’. The game released in September 2018 and is available on Steam. In addition to writing the whole soundtrack for the game, Cydemind also released two singles ‘Navyblue’ and ‘Lights of Iberia’ as bonus content for the game.
To further expand their musical soundscape and reach new audiences, the versatile band released its first music video ‘Winter’ in March 2019. The single is an arrangement of Vivaldi’s ‘Winter violin concerto’ from the Four Seasons. Shot in various locations in Quebec, Canada, the video highlights both the majestic Canadian winter and the highly energetic performance of the band.
In addition to their recording experiences, the band has performed many times in the Montreal area since 2011 in venues like Foufounes Électriques, Katacombes, Theatre Plaza and more. They recently created the first edition of Proggy Nights in Canada, a small tour that reunited 3 Canadian prog bands in Québec City, Montreal and Toronto.
Aside from their performance expertise, Olivier (violin) and Camille (piano) have also been teaching their instrument for many years. Olivier is a doctorate student in violin performance at University of Montreal, while Camille graduated from the classical piano program at CEGEP St-Laurent in Montreal.
Floridian Alt Metallers Auditory Armory premiere cover video for Type O Negative's "Love You To Death"
Florida's Auditory Armoy have just released a video of their cover of Type O Negative's "Love You To Death". The song was originally released on their 2017 critically acclaimed album Dark Matter.
The video is available for North American viewers via Alternative Control here: http://www.alternativecontrolct.com/music/altctrltoob-video-premiere-auditory-armory-covers-type-o-negatives-love-you-to-death
And in Europe via Kronos Mortus here: https://www.kronosmortus.com/premier/auditory-armory-love-you-to-death-type-o-negative
Listen to more Auditory Armory here: http://www.auditoryarmory.com/
Auditory Armory is an alternative-metal band from Orlando, Florida. Formed in 2011, the band consists of members April Rose (Vocals/Guitar), Oscar Garcia (Drums), Justice Maynard (Bass), and Dennis Burns (Lead Guitar). The band combines the sounds of progressive rock, gothic rock, and melodic metal. It is part of the band’s credo to not confine themselves to any rules of making music, but instead just “to write what they deeply feel.” Auditory Armory’s music is available on all online music platforms. Their releases are entitled The Awakening (2014), Dark Matter (2017). They are currently working on a new EP due to be released late 2019.
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