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.
Godflesh recently covered the Slaughter song “F.O.D. (Fuck of Death” from their 1987 album Strappado for a special flexi-disc for the November 2013 issue of Decibel Magazine. The cover version has classic Godflesh written all over it with its sludgy pace, industrial drums, and down-tuned guitars. You can stream the original Slaughter track after the break and Godflesh’s cover here.
Godflesh’s new studio album, A World Lit Only By Fire, will be released sometime in 2014.
Revocation’s cover of Metallica’s …And Justice For All closer “Dyer’s Eve” has surfaced online for your streaming pleasure. The track appears as an exclusive vinyl bonus track on their upcoming self-titled album, due out on August 6th. After the break, listen as Revocation rip the hell out of this track and compare it to the original. Eat your heart out Metallica.
Architects (UK) have uploaded their cover of Thrice’s “Of Dust and Nations” to the glorious internet. The cover is one of two cover tracks, the other being a cover of Bon Iver’s “Blood Bank”, that are featured on the North American re-release of their latest record Daybreaker. This is one of my favorite Thrice tracks so I am pleased to say that Architects do a damn good job at covering it. It’s so faithful to the original track that it’s ridiculous. Stream the cover and the original after the jump.
In a tribute to the late Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, East of the Wall closed their show in Philadelphia, PA this past weekend with a cover of Deftones’ classic track “Bored”. Luckily, fan-filmed footage surfaced on the web of this incredibly cover and can be viewed directly below!
Ex-Revocation bassist, Anthony Buda, was not lying when he said he was leaving the band to pursue pop music interests. Below is a video of the former Revocation member performing an acoustic cover of Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night”. I have nothing else to add. If you dare to watch the video you can below. If not, go download the new Revocation EP here.
He’s covered Mastodon. He’s covered Converge. He’s covered Opeth, Gojira and even Meshuggah on his piano! Now, Sam Abbot has tackled Pig Destroyer’s “Loathsome” for his new cover video and it is freakin’ awesome! He even breaks a glass bottle at the beginning. It surprisingly translates to piano pretty well despite the fact that it sounds so out of place. Sam Abbot, you are the piano god…of youtube. Check out the cover above and the original below.
Black metal act Deafheaven announced that they will be covering the first two tracks (as one continuous track) from Mogwai’s album Come On Die Young, “Punk Rock” and “Cody”, for their upcoming split with Bosse De Nage. I am really stoked to hear Deafheaven’s rendition of these classic Mogwai tunes. The split should be out later this year on Flesner Records. Listen to the originals below and check out “Tunnel of Trees” by Deafheaven.
Misery Signals frontman Karl Schubach has uploaded an instrumental cover of Meshuggah’s “Do Not Look Down” to his Soundcloud. It is a very, very faithful rendition in that it sounds 95% like the original. Listen below and check out the original.
Recently, Unsane’s cover of the Melvins track, “The Bloat”, was released on the web. The track will be featured on their Amphetamine Reptile Records Cage Match tour 7″ with the Melvins. Audio has now surfaced of the Melvins covering Unsane’s “Alleged” for the split. Check out the cover and the original below.
Unsane has released a cover of the Melvins track “The Bloat” online. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming Amphetamine Reptile Records Cage Match tour 7″. In case you missed, I have re-posted the scheduled tour dates. Check out the cover and the original below as well.