Brazilian Thrash Death Metallers Claustrofobia have released an incredible cover of Pantera’s “Strength Beyond Strength” – recorded entirely in their native Portuguese. No less brutal than the original, “Força Além da Força”, is a great tribute the Pantera classic from the album Far Beyond Driven (East West/ Elektra) the first metal album to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts. The cover also comes with a killer lyric video, produced, directed and edited by Caio D`Angelo. Watch it now, here at Ghost Cult!
The band commented:
“”Strength beyond Strength” has always been one of our favorite Pantera songs, and a song that doesn’t have a music video or was commercially worked on by them, but it opens in an extremely aggressive way the album “Far beyond Driven” that we consider the pinnacle of identity. from Pantera, changing the course of Heavy Metal. We always had the desire to make a version for this sound because we identify a lot with this type of composition. And the clip was contagious, ironic and extremely aggressive”, said Marcus D’Angelo
Claustrofobia signed with Metal Assault Records for a two-album deal. Formed in 1994 by brothers Marcus and Caio D’Angelo, the band boasts of a career spanning nearly three decades, a discography comprising six full-length albums and a DVD release, a multitude of international tours, high-profile live performances sharing stages with the likes of Iron Maiden, Slayer and Anthrax … and countless fans all over the world.
Now headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Claustrofobia has completed their seventh full-length studio album. Produced by Adair Daufembach and Claustrofobia, and recorded, mixed and mastered by Adair Daufembach in August 2020 at Northwood Sound Studio in Los Angeles, Unleeched, released by Metal Assault Records on March 11 2022 on digital and physical formats. Order the album here. https://www.claustrofobia.bandcamp.com.
Publishing: Pantera Pub Designee, Warner – Tamerlane publishing corp. Represented: Warner Chappell Music Brasil Edicoes Musicais LTDA
Produced, directed and edited by Caio D`Angelo
Color grading and post by Tiago Hospede
Produced by Claustrofobia and Adair Daufembach
Mixed and Mastered by Adair Daufembach
‘Unleeched’ track listing:
- Stronger than Faith (4:10)
- The Encrypted (3:56)
- Neuro Massacre (2:56)
- Psychosapiens (3:12)
- Corrupted Self – feat. Marc Rizzo (ex-Soulfly / Cavalera Conspiracy) (3:36)
- Unleeched (3:36)
- Snake Head (4:20)
- Crawling back to yourself (3:30)
- 2020 (March to Glory) (4:20)
Marcus D’Angelo – Vocalist and Guitarist
Caio D’Angelo – Drums and Effects
Rafael Yamada – Bass and backing vocals
Photo: Courtney Ware
Artwork: Alcides Burn
Produced by Adair Daufembach and Claustrofobia
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Adair Daufembach in August 2020 at Northwood Sound Studio in Los Angeles / CA.
Lyric Video: Alcides Burn