New Jersey metal titans GOD FORBID recently recorded a cover version of the MERAUDER track "Master Killer" for the Century Media Records 2CD compilation "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes", which was released in North America last Tuesday (October 14). The track is now available for streaming at this location.
Commented GOD FORBID's Doc Coyle: "MERAUDER was one of the first Century Media bands we collectively got into. Although we're a metal band, we came up in the hardcore scene, so covering MERAUDER really honored our roots! They were an underexposed band, so we hope to shed light to those who don't know and pay respects to the diehards who've appreciated MERAUDER all these years. I think people will enjoy this tribute."
The all-covers release "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes" celebrates Century Media's 20th anniversary and includes 32 mostly exclusive recordings and will be available in stores for the price of one CD. Sticking to the "keep it in the family" slogan, CM approached its artists about covering songs from other acts within the label's repertoire and the response from the musicians was overwhelming. Some choices were obvious and homages to the bands that influenced them, others were inspired picks. This combination ended up leading to a heavily entertaining and truly special final result across all sub-genres of heavy music.
"Covering 20 Years Of Extremes" 2CD track listing:
CD 1 (67:36)
01. ARCH ENEMY covering DREAM EVIL's "The Book Of Heavy Metal"
02. DARK TRANQUILLITY covering SENTENCED's "Broken"
03. HEAVEN SHALL BURN covering TIAMAT's "Whatever That Hurts"
04. SHADOWS FALL covering ONLY LIVING WITNESS's "December"
05. BRAND NEW SIN covering ICED EARTH's "Watching Over Me"
06. WOLF covering MOONSPELL's "Alma Mater"
07. MERCENARY covering ARCH ENEMY's "Burning Angel"
08. GOD FORBID covering MERAUDER's "Master Killer"
09. WARBRINGER covering UNLEASHED's "Execute Them All"
10. GRAVE covering ASPHYX's "Vermin"
11. ARCHITECTS covering STAMPIN' GROUND's "Officer Down"
12. NAPALM DEATH covering DESPAIR's "Outconditioned"
13. KRISIUN covering DEMOLITION HAMMER's "Human Dissection"
14. CRYPTOPSY covering STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's "Oh My Fucking God"
15. MAROON covering SAMAEL's "Baphomet's Throne"
16. WATCH THEM DIE covering BLOODBATH's "Breeding Death"
CD 2 (66:47 min)
01. FIREWIND covering NEVERMORE's "Believe In Nothing"
02. DREAM EVIL covering ARCH ENEMY's "Let The Killing Begin"
03. FEAR MY THOUGHTS covering HEAVEN SHALL BURN's "The Weapon They Fear"
04. THE AGONIST covering DARK TRANQUILLITY's "Monochromatic Stains"
05. THE FORSAKEN covering GRAVE's "You'll Never See"
06. DEVIAN covering MORGOTH's "Isolated"
07. HEAVEN SHALL BURN covering MERAUDER's "Downfall Of Christ"
08. ABORTED covering TURMOIL's "Playing Dead"
09. TERROR covering SUBZERO's "Boxed In"
10. NAPALM DEATH covering HELLHAMMER's "Messiah"
11. ASPHYX covering CELTIC FROST's "Os Abysmi Vel Daath"
12. ZIMMERS HOLE covering OLD MAN'S CHILD's "Doommaker"
13. FU MANCHU covering PENANCE's "Words To Live By"
14. MANNTIS (feat. IN THIS MOMENT) covering LACUNA COIL's "Heaven's A Lie"
15. KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI covering THE GATHERING's "Leaves"
16. INTRONAUT covering EYEHATEGOD's "Dixie Whiskey"