Indian horror metal band ALBATROSS have recorded the classic JUDAS PRIEST song ‘Night Crawler’. The song is from the legendary British metal band’s Painkiller album, released in 1990. The track has been released for free streaming at http://soundcloud.com/albatrosshorror/albatross-night-crawler.
The track has been recorded, mixed and mastered by Sahil ‘Demonstealer’ Makhija at Demonic Studios, Mumbai. The two release old band is part of the country’s young and budding old school metal scene.
Bassist Dr. Hex says, ‘We’ve kept the basic essence of the song as it is, as one does not meddle with the mighty Priest. While we’ve downtuned the guitars, and added one solo (or two) here and there, the structure of the song remains the same. I had the opportunity to catch Judas Priest on their farewell tour in Singapore and it remains the best show I’ve ever attended. In a way, this is almost like our farewell present to them. Us in the heavy metal community and in particular Albatross, owe so much to Priest- from the high pitched vocals, to the twin guitar leads, to thundering drums, to borderline horror themes. We also bought some new guitars recently, so this was the perfect outlet to try them out.‘
ALBATROSS hail from Mumbai and earlier this year unleashed their EP The Kissing Flies, which features Nik Stalvind from Swedish metal band WOLF on the song ‘Uncle Sunny At The Tavern.’ The EP was released as a split with US based doomsters VESTAL CLARET on Roadcrew Records. They followed it up with a multi city tour across India, culminating in Bangalore Open Air, an event supported by Wacken Open Air.
Check out the new version of ‘Night Crawler’ below:
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