“Dirt [Redux]” HOWLING GIANT premiere ‘Rooster’

“Dirt [Redux]”

HOWLING GIANT ‘Rooster’ (Alice in Chains cover) taken from “Dirt [Redux]”
HOWLING GIANT have released a cover of the classic ALICE IN CHAINS track ‘Rooster’, which is featured on the forthcoming MER Redux series installment “Dirt [Redux]”. More information about this record can be found below.

This premiere has been first published by the official partner media THE OBELISK (US) and German ROCK HARD magazine, which can still be accessed through the following link: https://smarturl.it/HowlingGiant-Rooster

The track now is also out on YouTube:
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HOWLING GIANT comment on the track: “To be honest, getting ‘Rooster’ was a bit intimidating as it’s one of their most popular songs”, says drummer and vocalist Zach Wheeler. “We wanted to pay tribute to ALICE IN CHAINS as much as possible while giving the song that special HOWLING GIANT sauce. We changed a few things around, but tried to reinforce the melodies that make the song so memorable in the first place.

Regarding ALICE IN CHAINS, Tom Polzine adds: “When I was growing up in Buffalo Minnesota, there was a local band called BLOOD ROOT MOTHER made up of some dudes that were probably 4 or 5 years older than me”, tells the HOWLING GIANT guitarist and vocalist. “I remember sneaking out of my house to see them perform at this run down venue called the Vault. The Vault was run by some 20 year olds that skipped college in order to renovate that old antique shop into a dirty DIY venue. If dirty and uncomfortable was the vibe they were going for they nailed it. Anyway, BLOOD ROOT MOTHER were tight as hell and I’ll always remember their cover of ‘Rooster’ as one of the most moving performances I witnessed from a bunch of local, loveable, scumbags. The energy was so raw, and the volume was overwhelming. I think that witnessing those guys performing that song in particular is the reason I started playing in rock bands in high school, and why I still play today.”

HOWLING GIANT are an up and coming US stoner doom band from Nashville, Tennessee. The trio founded in 2014 has already released three EPs and their debut full-length “The Space Between Worlds” (2019) immediately created a huge buzz around the globe.

1. THOU – Them Bones
2. LOW FLYING HAWKS – Dam That River
3. HIGH PRIEST – Rain When I Die
4. KHEMMIS – Down in a Hole
5. THESE BEASTS – Sickman
6. HOWLING GIANT – Rooster
7. FORMING THE VOID – Junkhead
8. SOMNURI – Dirt
10. BLACK ELECTRIC – Iron Gland
11. – (16) – – Hate to Feel
12. VOKONIS – Angry Chair
13. THE OTOLITH – Would?
Magnetic Eye bows at the Birmingham altar to celebrate BLACK SABBATH’s 50th anniversary with an offering of an end-to-end re-imagining of “Vol. 4”, which still remains as one of the most acclaimed albums in the canon of these godfathers of heavy metal.

This volume of Magnetic Eye’s “Redux” Series revisits a legendary milestone of the grunge era, in which an array of artists from across the doom and stoner metal underground re-imagine ALICE IN CHAINS’ nightmare creation of drug-seeking impulses and inner darkness, “Dirt”. Comparisons between grunge and the development of sludgy stoner metal can clearly be traced to this album, which remains a cornerstone at the base of a cultural shift from vapid early 90s hair metal into something more raw, grimey, and real as a preeminent style of popular heavy music.

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Available formats
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► Limited edition yellow/red marble vinyl
► Limited edition blue vinyl
► Limited edition transparent yellow vinyl

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