Swedish epic doom crew Sorcerer release cover single & music video for Rainbow's classic "Gates Of B"
Swedish epic doom metallers Sorcerer have released a new single - their tribute version of Rainbow's 1978 classic "Gates Of Babylon" - through Metal Blade Records! Watch the video for this cover song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njPeQpBRmUk
Since Sorcerer's latest release, Lamenting Of The Innocent (2020), the pandemic restrictions have impacted the whole music scene and interfered with promotional aspirations and touring. While Sorcerer's main focus lies on creating new material for a fourth record with Metal Blade and moving forward, the vacuum of the pandemic offered the band some spare time for a fun side project.
Sorcerer had been playing with the idea to do a tribute cover for quite some time. But finding time to make an arrangement, record and even choosing a song always seemed challenging; many epic tracks appealing to the members had also already been covered. To bridge the period to their new album and also to shine some light in these dark days, Sorcerer felt the time was now to put that idea into action. Once they committed to it, the song choice was actually a no-brainer. Rainbow had always been a huge inspiration for all and influenced Sorcerer since the beginning, so it felt like an obvious choice to go for their anthem "Gates Of Babylon" - a track that hasn't lost its magic decades after its release.
Regarding this cover project, Sorcerer guitarist Kristian Niemann says:
"When trying to come up with a way to arrange 'Gates Of Babylon' and give it a different spin, I tried to imagine what it would've sounded like if Tony Iommi wrote it instead of Ritchie Blackmore. It probably would've been slower and heavier, possibly down-tuned a bit. We skipped the keyboard intro because it would be impossible to capture the magic of the original. We had a great time recording this single at SolnaSound Studios, and overall we are very happy with how it turned out. We hope our fans will dig it too."
Sorcerer's "Gates Of Babylon" is now streaming on all digital platforms: www.metalblade.com/sorcerer
Russian goth metallers The End Of Melancholy unveil video for stirring cover of “The Immigrant Song”
Russian alternative / goth metal band The End Of Melancholy has revealed a new video for their take on the Led Zeppelin classic “The Immigrant Song” from their latest album, Nature Unleashed.
The band share their thoughts:-
“We always loved this great band and in honour of their huge contribution to music, we decided to do a cover. There’s a line in lyrics, ‘We come from the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.’ Our band is from cold Russia, so we know what we’re singing about!”
Watch The End Of Melancholy’s video for “The Immigrant Song” now at
Nature Unleashed is available now digitally on Spotify and Bandcamp, and as a limited-edition CD including a jewel box, slipcase and 16-page booklet at https://theendofmelancholy.bandcamp.com/album/nature-unleashed.
The End Of Melancholy was founded in 2014 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and was quickly recruited to perform with such bands as Motionless in White, Theatres Des Vampires and Hanzel und Gretyl. Their 2019 album Paradox Intention was supported with two European tours, making stops in Poland, Lithuania, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, Switzerland and Estonia. Later that year, The End Of Melancholy was chosen by Motionless in White to support the American band at their first Russian show. The following year, the band signed on with Massive Music, one of the largest European booking agencies.
In addition to Paradox Intention, The End Of Melancholy has released numerous videos, including a cover of Lord of the Lost’s “Black Halo” and the originals “Monster’s Feeling,” “Genesis,” “Peaceful Warrior,” “The Demon” and “Dolphins.”
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
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