Posts Tagged ‘Angela Gossow’

Sometimes one of the greatest ways to show your respect for someone or a band is to cover their song and do it justice. When I found out earlier today that Nick Menza had passed away, I was saddened as he was apart of my favorite lineup of Megadeth dubbed the classic lineup (Menza, Friedman, Ellefson, and Mustaine). So after hearing that I decided that I was going to dedicate the Cover Of The Week to Nick Menza and I chose the perfect Megadeth cover. In 2004, melodic Death Metal act Arch Enemy released an EP titled Dead Eyes See No Future and on that EP was a cover of the Megadeth classic Symphony Of Destruction. The twin guitar attack of Chris and Michael Amott do the song justice while Angela Gossow takes the vocals and makes them heavier with her incredible vocal abilities. It almost sounds to me  like the band had to slow it down a bit to match with her vocal flow which is OK with me because it’s a balls to the wall amazing cover all around. Check it out below and don’t forget to check out the album itself. R.I.P. Nick Menza

agonistIf you don’t know who The Agonist are, you should start getting to know them because they are the band that supplied Arch Enemy with their lead singer after Angela Gossow in Alissa White-Gluz. Well, just like Arch Enemy had moved on with a new singer, The Agonist did as well with their brand new frontwoman Vicky Psarakis who is set to make her debut with the band on their brand new disc Eye Of Providence which is due out on February 24TH via Century Media Records. Well, to kick off the countdown to the release of the record, the band has unleashed their first music video for the track Gates of Horns and Ivory and I have chosen it for the music video of the week. The music video explores all those agonizing moments a band has to go through when promoting something like making a video or a photo shoot whether it’s having to deal with make up touch ups or a director who thinks he knows how to rock better than you do. Guitarist Danny Marino talked about the video saying, “We had a great time shooting the ‘Gates of Horn and Ivory’ video with our good friend and long time collaborator David Brodsky. It was great to finally have a video where we get to laugh at ourselves as well! If you’ve ever met the band you would know were not always as serious as our music may let on.” He also go on to describe the title and lyrics to the song, “The title and lyrics of ‘Gates of Horn and Ivory’ were inspired by the ancient Greek text ‘The Odyssey.’ It is said that within dreams should you see something enter through gates made of horn you can know it to be true in life. If the gates are ivory that it is a deception, and in life you should not trust whatever you saw come through those gates. It’s a very interesting concept and I adapted it to things I have witnessed in my life. For the video we decided to use the music industry as the setting for the duality of horn (truth) and ivory (deception).” Check out the video below and check out more from The Agonist.