Gruesome have premiered their cover of Slayer‘s “Black Magic” over at Metal Injection. The band’s storming cover of the tune appears on the deluxe digital edition of their debut album, Savage Land. Guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey comments on the cover:
“We chose our cover tunes the same way we tried to write the album,… “We just did what Chuck [Schuldiner] would have done. Death was never a band particularly known for their cover song repertoire, but they did occasionally close their set with a rendition of ‘Black Magic’ and it’s a cover that dates as far back as an old 1984 Death/Mantas rehearsal, so we felt it would be appropriate. We were considering ‘The Exorcist’ by Possessed, since Death started recording a cover of it during Individual Thought Patterns, but since [Gruesome guitarist] Dan [Gonzalez] is in Possessed, it was a bit weird. Again, we tried to approach the song as Death doing a Slayer cover, so… hopefully we came close to the mark.”
One-man industrial sound manipulator and honorary cyborg Tristan Shone, better known as Author & Punisher, is currently streaming his cover of Godflesh‘s “Body Dome Light” via his Soundcloud page. The catclysmic, robotic cover comes from the Godflesh tribute album, Fathers Of Our Flesh – Tribute To Godflesh, and can be streamed after the break.
Author & Punisher‘s European trek commences today in Hamburg, Germany. The eight-date trek will see Shone alongside digital hardcore legends Atari Teenage Riot on select dates. The touring schedule can be found below.
Shone is currently working on the next Author & Punisher full-length for Housecore Records
Arizona’s sludge quintet Godhunter have premiered the B-Side to their upcoming collaborative 7″ with folk artist Amigo The Devil, The Outer Dark, over at Noisey. The tune is an ominous cover of Nirvana’s “Something in the Way”, in which Godhunter‘s doomed stylings are translated into a brooding folk ballad accompanied by Amigo The Devil‘s commanding vocals. You can stream the track over at Noisey now.
The Outer Dark 7″ will be released on February 15 and can be pre-ordered here or here.
Corrections House (Neurosis, Yakuza, etc) have premiered their cover of Neil Young‘s “Cortez The Killer” over at Noisey. The cover, while more acoustic centered, is very faithful to the original (which can be streamed after the break). Stream the cover for yourself at this location.
Corrections House‘s U.S. tour begins this Sunday, November 30th. Those tour dates can be seen below.
Footage has surfaced on the web of The Body and Thou covering Nine Inch Nails during their set at Gilead Fest in Oshkosh, Wisconsin last month. The band closed their set with a doom-laden, noisy rendition of the classic NIN track “Terrible Lie”. You can check out the performance after the break.
Black Anvil have premiered their cover of KISS’s “Under the Rose”, which comes from the deluxe edition of their new album Hail Death, over at Loudwire. Black Anvil’s rendition of the track is extremely faithful to the original, but just a tad bit gruffer. Bassist/vocalist Paul Delaney comments:
“When I was a kid, The Elder was a hard record to get, at least at the local record stores in Queens at the time. It was the record I knew everyone talked shit about or whatever, and I was just a Kiss maniac so I didn’t give a fuck, I wanted it. When I was eight years old I got a Japanese import on cassette. I loved it instantly. When it comes to choosing songs to cover for BLACK ANVIL, there has to be a connection of sorts. Obviously, there are not many songs by Kiss we can cover. We’re not a band that sings about partying etc, so it was never a, ‘well we should do a Kiss cover!’ We were all listening to that record one day, ‘Under The Rose’ came on and it was unanimous. That song can be interpreted many ways lyrically, and for us, this time in life and the record Hail Death itself, it fits into this picture. So, we were able to pay homage to an important band in a very natural way.”
You can stream the track over at Loudwire now and check out the band’s forthcoming show dates below.
Detroit noise rockers Beige Eagle Boys have premiered their cover of the Don Henley track “Dirty Laundry” over at A.V. Club. The band take the 80’s hit and pump it full of dirt, grit, grime and soak it in massive amounts of distortion. Is it better than the original? Do you even have to ask? Head over to the A.V. Club to stream it now.
The cover will be featured on the group’s forthcoming self-titled debut, which is due out on June 24th via Reptilian Records.
Aborted have released their covers of Converge’s “Concubine” and Suffocation’s “Funeral Inception” for your ears’ enjoyment. The covers come off of the deluxe edition of their recently released album, The Necrotic Manifesto, which can be streamed here. You can check out the covers and the originals after the break.
NYC’s White Widows Pact have announced the completion of their debut full length record. The album was crafted at Wild Artic with Dean Baltulonis over the past few weeks and is being finalized as we speak. Official release date and label are still pending as of now.
But to tide you over until then, the band have released their filthy cover of Nirvana’s “Negative Creep”, which was recorded for Converse’s Rubber Tracks Sessions. You can stream the cover after the break and check out their forthcoming May tour dates as well.
Baton Rouge sludge outfit, Thou, are currently streaming their cover of Nirvana’s “Milk It” over at Pitchfork. The track will appear on Robotic Empire’s In Utero tribute album, In Utero: In Tribute, which will be released on April 19th. Thou will be joined by Daughters, These Arms Are Snakes, Circa Survive, and others on the album. Head over to Pitchfork to stream the cover.