Upon hearing there was a forthcoming third Abbath album about to drop, to say I was excited would be a serious understatement. The first two really kicked some ass but, with that being said I always try to approach every new album I get whether doing a review or not with a completely open mind. I do my best to try and not compare it to anything and just let it stand alone. Dread Reaver (Season of Mist) will definitely stand on its own.
Metallica has shared a video of the band performing the Thin Lizzy classic “Whiskey In The Jar” in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The performance was originally part of their Worldwired World Tour at Slane Castle in Meath, Ireland, on June 8, 2019. The video was originally seen as part of Metallica’s pandemic-era live concert streaming series Metallica Mondays. For Metallica, it is their most-popular cover ever, with a charting single in 1999 and a music video that was played on MTV. Thin Lizzy is Ireland’s greatest band and their interpretation of “Whiskey In The Jar” – a classic Irish folk song is one of theory best known songs.
Los Angeles Industrial Metal band Contracult Collective have shared a cover version of hardcore punk pioneers Bad Brains’ 1986 single “Sacred Love” along with a music video! The clip features the bands’ performance and behind-the-scenes footage from their recent performance at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, headlined by Metallica and Misfits among many others. You can catch the band next week at Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, FL on Thursday, November 11 alongside headliners Slipknot, Gojira and Cypress Hill. Check out “Sacred Love” now!
Brooklyn Rockers The Amatory Murder has shared a perfectly creepy cover of the classic Smashing Pumpkins’ mid-1990s anthem “Zero”- right in time for Halloween! The awesome track has a little more sinister groove to it than the sped up original and is documented in a new video you can watch it here at Ghost Cult right now! The video was also directed by TAM’s Xian Murder! Check it out!
The Unlikely Candidates took the stage at Mercury Lounge at around 10:30pm. Despite being a Wednesday night, the lower East side venue, was packed with old and new fans eager to see the Fort Worth, TX Indie Rock band!
Foo Fighters closed out the awesome BottleRockNapa Music, Food, Wine and Brew Festival in Northern California on Sunday, September 5th, 2021 and our review is coming soon! In a set heavy with early classic mateiral, hits, new album favorites, and covers, the Foos pulled out the big guns, as in drummer Taylor Hawkins on lead vocals, as they often do. Swapping with Dave Grohl, who jumped on the drums, Hawkins led the band in a fiery cover of Queen’s classic song “Somebody To Love!” Check it out!
Australian Power Metal loving band LORD have shared a new cover of Iron Maiden’s current single – “Stratego!” The cover comes just ahead of the release of the new Iron Maiden album – Senjutsu out this week (read our review here). It’s unusual for a band to cover a brand new song with such a tight recording and performance, but LORD are no strangers to the covers game. The band released 23 cover songs on their recent Undercovers Vol.1 album. Check out the cover here.
Rocker Daughtry has shared a new cover of Temple of the Dog’s 1990s classic song “Hunger Strike” as a tribute to Chris Cornell, who died four years ago. The track features LaJon Witherspoon of Sevendust on co-lead vocals, in the role Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam had on the original track. Check out the track with a cool visualizer below.
Heart’s Nancy Wilson has shared a music video for her cover version of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter”. Directed by Jeremy Danger Pictures, Wilson originally recorded the track for Netflix’s “I Am All Girls”, a South African film that shines a light on human trafficking. The track comes from Willson’s new solo album or originals and covers, “You And Me”, which released on May 7 via Carry On Music.
Slovenian extreme Metal band Noctiferia is releasing a Laibach tribute album, Reforma, coming out in May on Blood Blast Distribution. For the first single and video – “Now You Will Pay” they enlisted a guest appearance by Metal legend David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel, I Am Morbid) which is killer. Laibach is one of the most underrated bands of all time and Noctiferia has put their own, brutal stamp on the track, making it a must-hear!