• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | Khemmis, Rainbow in the Dark (cover)


Op 17 april brengen mijn favoriete 'doomed heavu metallers' uit Denver een mini-album uit. Geen nieuwe songs, wel deze cover plus enkele speciallekes, waaronder live recordings. Dio coveren grenst aan heiligschennis en toch lijkt me dit een erg geslaagde oefening. Vooral het weglaten van dat onnozel keyboard riedeltje (jaja, het brede publiek smaakt net dit element) en het meer duister maken van deze klassieker geven mij het gevoel "yep, zo had deze song moeten klinken!". Doomed Heavy Metal verschijnt op Nuclear Blast. LIVE

vrijdag 1 mei, La Zone, Luik


ter info The band comments: "As lifelong fans of ZZ TOP, ‘Fandango’ has been a consistent source of inspiration for the four of us. The combination of high-octane live cuts and rare studio recordings make the release stand out in the band’s discography. In that tradition, we are thrilled to announce "Doomed Heavy Metal". This mini-album is similarly unique, combining sought-after singles and live cuts together on one record. We’ve topped it all off with a newly recorded version of DIO's immortal 'Rainbow in the Dark.' For those who have clamored for the rerelease of the long out of print 'Empty Throne' and 'Conversation with Death', your calls have been answered. We hope new and old fans alike will pick up the album, pour a tall glass of their favorite beverage, and party with us!" "Doomed Heavy Metal", is a unique collection of songs from the quartet. Side A includes a brand new cover of 'Rainbow in the Dark' as well as a pair of rare singles--'A Conversation with Death' from the band’s 7” split with Spirit Adrift and 'Empty Throne' from the Decibel Magazine Flexi Series. Side B highlights the power and emotional intensity the group wields onstage with a selection of live recordings from 2018’s Two Nights of Doomed Heavy Metal showcasing one song from each of Khemmis'’ albums.

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