WITHIN THE RUINS have announced that they will be debuting an EP titled Omen just months after the release of their full length Invade. Omen will feature 2 new and 2 cover songs – including Metallica’s ‘Fight Fire With Fire’ and Kansas ‘Carry On My Wayward Son’. The EP will be released digitally and on 7″ vinyl in April, 2011 and is being recorded at Dreadcore Studios in Michigan with Joshua Wickman, the producer of Invade.
The cover song choices as explained by guitarist Joe Cocchi, “Of course, Metallica was up there on the list, and after spending some time going through their discography we thought ‘Fight Fire With Fire’ would suit us best. It’s a fun song, fast as fuck, and a bit challenging. It’s also not as popular as a lot of their other songs. We wanted to choose a Metallica song that no one’s really done before. The Kansas song was a whole different story as you can imagine. I don’t think it’s something that anyone would expect us to do, which is why we chose it. We spent a good amount of time arranging the song and attempting to add some new elements to it without completely “butchering” it. It’s definitely going to be a challenge for us, but that’s the point after all. We’re really excited about this project.”
This new music comes swiftly behind the announcement that the band will be heading out on the highly anticipated Names Mean Nothing Tour alongside CARNIFEX, Oceano, and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. 2011 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years for WITHIN THE RUINS, and they are sure to take it on with all the furious energy they have come to be known for.
‘Omen’ Behind the Scenes Video
Dates for the Names Mean Nothing Tour
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