On this hump day we blast the Slipknot tune Eyeless from Bring Me The Horizon. This cover can be found on the BmtH album Count Your Blessings. If you’re only familiar with Bring Me The Horizon from their latest album Sempiternal than you’ll notice that this tune is much harder than you’re used too, but I think it fits in just right with the aggressive nature of Slipknot. No word on when the new BmtH album is going to drop this year, so let’s enjoy this one together to tides ourselves over.
You may have seen Maynard’s charming April Fool’s joke, a “leak” of a new Tool song. If not here it is:
In honor of Tool on this April Fool’s day I give you old Tool that’s not Tool, it is their cover of Led Zepplin’s No Quarter. You might be most familiar with this cover from the album Salival but I found a version from 1994 which surprisingly features Maynard at the front and center, opposed to the shadows that he has been favoring in recent years. Fish and Chips, bitches!
This Wednesday’s Hump The Covers Off takes us back to 2012, The Pretty Reckless playing in L.A. and joined by John Dolmayan of System of a Down for a cover of SOAD’s tune Aerials. Although this song was everywhere and is one of System of a Down’s most popular songs Taylor Momsen is able to bring her own take to it, and I enjoy it. I hope you do as well.
What’s the worst part of owning a cat? Besides being a lonely cat person? Having to deal with the litter box. Well here is a thing about cat scat set to the tune Man In A Box from Alice in Chains. Enjoy?
This week we feature of cover of the Ramone’s Pet Semetery from my favorite crazy fire-loving German rockers Rammstein. Rammstein played this cover quite often during their 2001 U.S. tour, this version includes some of the members of the Ramones as well as the Misfits from the bands NYC stop. I saw Rammstein on this tour at the Fillmore, as well as both of the Colorado stops of the Pledge of Alliegence tour with Slipknot, System of a Down and Mudvayne so this tune brings back a lot of kickass memories.
Week two of Hump The Covers Off finds the band Ill Niño covering my favorite band, The Smashing Pumpkins, and their hit Bullet with Butterfly Wings. This cover is awesome because of the drums they use and the grittier vocals. This version comes off Ill Niño’s album Dead New World. Check it out:
John 5, on tour now and playing Sunshine Studio’s Live on Thursday the 19th, is someone whose name you might not recognize, but whose guitar licks you have heard. John 5 has played guitar along with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie and he is bringing his shredding here to Colorado Springs in support of his newest solo album Careful with that Axe. Listen to KILO’s Mandatory Metallica at 9pm all this week for your shot to win tickets to see him live.
It’s Wednesday, hump day, and today is the day I am going to start my new covers series here on my blog. Each Wednesday I will be featuring a kick ass band throwing down on cool, crazy, or unique covers. Let’s break then champagne on this bitch with Slayer’s cover of Iron Butterfly’s In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.