New York/New Jersey metal collective TOMBS is now premiering a faithful and brutalizing cover of Motörhead’s iconic song, “Killed by Death.” In true Motörhead fashion, bassist Drew Murphy takes the vocal lead on this one, channeling the gruff rock ‘n’ roll spirit of Lemmy Kilmister with perfect precision. The song features guest guitarist Dan Higgins of HAMMERFIGHT, who performs with Murphy in New Jersey’s premier Motörhead tribute band, ENGINEHEAD. The song and accompanying visualizer can be found at THIS LOCATION.
In addition, Murphy created the single artwork in which he reimagines Snaggletooth for this tribute that is now available as a special merch design which can be found at the official TOMBS Bandcamp HERE.
The single is the latest from TOMBS‘ upcoming ‘Ex-Oblivion’ digital EP, for which the final single will be made available on July 13. All songs will be available via Bandcamp, YouTube, and across all streaming services while a vinyl counterpart will be announced at a later date.
‘Ex-Oblivion’ can be pre-saved across all digital platforms HERE and downloaded via Bandcamp HERE.
TOMBS will be hitting the road in North America next month in support of ORIGIN along with label-mates ABYSMAL DAWN. The full itinerary and ticket links can be found below!
The EP follows up TOMBS‘ 2020 full-length, ‘Under Sullen Skies,’ which was released in November of 2020. The record has been named one of the best metal releases of 2020 by Metal Insider, Decibel Magazine, The Pit, Riff Magazine, Chicago Music Guide’s Global Music Podcast, and others while drummer Justin Spaeth has been dubbed one of the best drummers of 2020 by Sick Drummer Magazine.
The cover artwork for ‘Ex Oblivion’ was created by Mike Goncalves.
01. Ex Oblivion (4:35) [WATCH]
02. Killed By Death (Motorhead Cover) (5:00) [WATCH]
03. Commit Suicide (GG Allin Cover) (2.01)
04: Sombre Ruins Nothing Remains (RKGD Audio Remix) (4:25) [LISTEN]
05. Murder Legendre (5:59)
TOMBS + ABYSMAL DAWN (supporting ORIGIN):
05/23: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad [TICKETS]
05/25: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill [TICKETS]
05/26: Denver, CO @ HQ [TICKETS]
05/27: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep [TICKETS]
05/28: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall [TICKETS]
05/29: Mesa, AZ @ Nile Underground [TICKETS]
05/30: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 [TICKETS]
05/31: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick [TICKETS]
06/01: Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery District [TICKETS]
06/02: San Francisco, CA @ The Great Northern [TICKETS]
06/03: Portland, OR @ Dantes [TICKETS]
06/04: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon [TICKETS]
06/05: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater [TICKETS]
06/07: Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
06/08: Calgary, AB @ Dickens
06/10: Winnipeg, MB @ Good Will [TICKETS]
06/11: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze [TICKETS]
06/12: Madison, WI @ Crucible
06/13: Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood [TICKETS]
06/14: Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar [TICKETS]
06/15: Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck [TICKETS]