ERRA aren’t quite ready to finish their run on their self-titled album just yet. That’s why there’s a deluxe edition of the disc on the way next month, with additional material including the band’s new cover of Muse’s “Stockholm Syndrome”.
It’s a crushing cover, showcasing the heaviness of the original track while adding some of ERRA’s style and emphasis to the song.
“The first time I heard Muse’s ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ I thought, ‘This song is just begging to be covered by a metal band,'” guitarist and clean vocalist Jesse Cash shares about the impetus that led to choosing to perform this song. “It’s got aggressive riffs, soaring vocals, keyboard arpeggios, and a big ending breakdown. It’s got all the material needed to be contextualized in an ERRA song.”
He continues, “The chromatic guitar octaves in the verses also gave me plenty of room to play with chromatic groove riffs in the style of Meshuggah. I realized that as long as I kept the root notes of those original octaves , I could kind of be as creative as I wanted during those verses. I also adjusted the original tuning from Drop D to Drop E and tuned the guitar a whole octave to make the song sound serious, heavy and closer to the ERRA range generally agrees.
Below is the new visualizer for the song, but just a warning that people with photosensitive epilepsy might want to listen rather than watch in order to avoid possibly triggering a seizure.
As for this new deluxe edition of the eponymous album ERRA, it is on its way to a release on March 18. There are seven new tracks in total, including one, “Vanish Canvas,” which features Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante. The band also covered Audioslave’s “Light My Way” and Nine Inch Nails’ “Heresy” as part of the newly added content. Pre-orders are available here.
And in other ERRA news, look for the band’s return to touring with Beartooth, Silverstein and The Devil Wears Prada starting March 26 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
WARNING: This video has the potential to trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion recommended.
ERRA, “Stockholm Syndrome” (Muse cover)
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