Posts Tagged ‘Faith No More’

john-carpenter-halloween-making-ofWe have an interesting War Of The Covers for all of you this week considering we are 13 days in October as we get ready for the best holiday of the year in Halloween. Today, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and Atticus Ross made a splash today on Friday The 13TH when they decided to release their cover of the John Carpenter classic theme song Halloween Theme. So, I figured we would have a contest to see who covered John Carpenter’s classic theme better. One of the contenders that we for you has been working with Marilyn Manson as of late and has done work with Rob Zombie. In 2009, Rob once again chose Tyler Bates to record a version of the theme for their 2009 film Rob Zombie’s Halloween II. In the other corner as previous stated, we have the master of industrial teaming up with long time collaborator Atticus Ross as they record a creepier version of the classic theme song for all to hear. Now as always, it is completely up to you the fans to decide who did the better job with the theme and who made it their own. You have until the very next War Of The Covers to decide and just a reminder about the last one. Zakk Sabbath edged out Faith No More’s version of War Pigs. As always have fun and let the best theme win.

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War Of The Covers War PigsI have always felt that Black Sabbath is one of those bands that you can do a million of these War Of The Covers because they are the most influential metal bands of all time. Hence the reason we are doing Black Sabbath once again this week for War Of The Covers. The last war of the covers saw Gotthard take on Stryper to decide who covered Led Zeppelin’s The immigrant Song better (Gotthard won), but this week we have a couple of interesting and unique bands taking on each other. In one corner, we have a former protege of the great Ozzy Osbourne paying tribute to the man who discovered him in New Jersey to a band that carved their own path in a world full of hair and thrash metal whose drummer was also in Ozzy’s solo band at one time. In 1989, funk metal titans Faith No More with their brand new lead singer at the time Mike Patton released their seminal hit The Real Thing which featured the band covering the track. In 2016 I believe, Zakk Wylde, the heavy metal guitar virtuoso started a tribute band to Black Sabbath called Zakk Sabbath. In 2017, they released a live EP called Live In Detroit which features the cover of War Pigs. It’s Zakk Wylde vs Mike Bordin in the battle of the former band mates, but most importantly who covered it better? It’s up to you to ultimately decide and you have until the very next War Of The Covers to decide. Oh by the way, we’ve decided to give you Faith No More’s live version of the track as reference.

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This past week (September 12TH) Metal Hammer Magazine released a special CD to commemorate 30 years that the magazine has been around called Decades Of Destruction. The magazine acquired the likes of bands like The Devin Townsend Project, New Years Day, Asking Alexandria, Sabaton, Hacktivist, and today’s band that we are featuring Korn.  The band covers a Faith No More track, but not what you think they would (or maybe you would). The band covers the classic We Care A Lot track that featured original singer Chuck Mosley. Korn does an amazing job handling the music part while Jonathan Davis shines on vocals. The band pretty much makes the track their own by updating the sound of the track with that heavy bass slapping from Fieldy. You should definitely check this one out as well as the rest of the record which also features a killer cover of an Accept song by The Devin Townsend Project.

We’ve gotten a little lazy around here and to be perfectly honest that has been all my fault as we have been focusing on the other blog. Nevertheless, the show must go on and we have a very cool Cover of the week for all of you. Revocation is one of the hottest metal bands from Boston right now and the band is gearing up to release their sixth studio album Great Is Our Sin on July 22nd via Metal Blade Records. So to help pass the time until then, I have decided to select a cover the band did that was featured as a bonus track on the band’s third studio album Chaos Of Forms. The band covered Faith No More’s Surprise! You’re Dead and it kicks major ass. The band takes the track and they turn into an all out metal assault which is just awesome. It’s just one of those covers that just seems natural that it would work and you can check it out below:

One of my favorite bands to ever come out of the late 80’s/early 90’s was Funk Metal outfit Faith No More. They are a band that I have respected for a very long time and I think the same amount of respect comes from a lot of Nu-Metal bands. I say that because a lot of them have proclaimed the band as influence and so hasn’t Papa Roach. In fact the band covered Faith No More’s Naked in Front of the Computer as a bonus track for their Lovehatetragedy album.  The band keeps up the same amount of intensity and madness that Faith No More had with the track especially Jacoby Shaddix who has the unlucky task of singing Mike Patton’s lines, but don’t fear because he pulls it off. The band does an amazing job interpreting the song in their own way as it kicks ass. As I said before, Papa Roach is one of many that have covered Faith No More, but this is definitely one of the better ones out there. Check it out below:

faithA Potential contender for Rock Album Of The Year and a definite comback of the year winner in Faith No More’s Sol Invictus which was the band’s first album since 1997’s Album Of The Year. The band recently released a brand new music video for the track Separation Anxiety which is the third video and fourth single off the album. The video primarily features footage from 1950’s expressionist horror film Dementia which is considered to be one of the all time weirdest films ever released into theaters at the time. Faith No More Bassist Billy Gould recently talked about what it’s like to create music videos on an independent label (Mike Patton’s Ipecac) versus a major label saying, “When you do it with a major, there’s nobody that you can talk to about accountability as far as… I don’t know… something simple, like, ‘You want us to do a video? Who wants us to do a video?’ ‘Well, the guy down in that office down there.’ I never met him before.”

He goes on to say, “In this kind of situation we have here, we know everybody, we can talk to everybody. And it’s, like, ‘We need this video. We need it for this.’ ‘Okay. Let’s make it happen.’ And we know that the content that comes out of is our content, how we want it, and not some guy in an office who thinks they know who we are who’s giving this in front of all these people and embarrassing us, for example. Which happened a lot, actually. Even though we had a great label back in the day, but it’s an office of people who are not in our band, who [don’t] know us as well as we know ourselves.” The video is very cool and you should definitely check it out below and pick up Sol Invictus if you haven’t already.

 

pedalToday at 2PM ET, I went on the air for the very first time since 2012 to rock out with all the alumni of Bridgewater State University for the alumni takeover at WBIM 91.5FM. It was so much fun running into some familiar faces, meeting some new faces, and past graduates from all different years. Not to mention that playing the music I loved was also a big part of the excitement for the day. We dedicated the show to a past alumnus of the school and station who passed away recently named Dan Boutchie (class of 1997). It was a lot of fun and I really hope to do this again next year and I also want to thank the WBIM Alumni Association, WBIM and it’s current staff for allowing me to do so and for being so courteous as well. Here is today’s playlist:

  1. Revolution Is My Name by Pantera
  2. Bottled Up by Korn
  3. Speed Of Light by Iron Maiden (Mandatory Maiden)
  4. Electricity by Motorhead
  5. From The Pinnacle To The Pit by Ghost
  6. Back To Hell by Twiztid
  7. Superhero by Faith No More
  8. Cast The First Stone by Slayer
  9. The Devil Beneath My Feet by Marilyn Manson
  10. Abigail by King Diamond
  11. Fantasy by Steel Panther
  12. Rock N Roll Rebel by Ozzy Osbourne

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