SAMAEL releases official music video for BEATLES cover “Helter Skelter”


Swiss industrial black metal force Samael is back with a brand new music video for his cover of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter”. On the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of the release of “Helter Skelter”, Samael celebrates the band’s legacy and the birth of heavy metal. The song originally appeared on their latest album, Hegemony.

On “Helter Skelter,” industrial formation dates back to the late 1960s, examining the dark sides of technology and spirituality, including many references to the song’s original period. With whispering cries, metallic drums, jagged guitar playing, and focused string inserts, Samael creates a majestic yet intimidating and razor-sharp soundscape that presents the legendary composition of The Beatles in a whole new light while still remaining true to its roots.

Samael on “Helter Skelter”: “To the question ‘what is the first metal song ever recorded’, we decided to answer ‘Helter Skelter’ by The Beatles! To commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the first release of ‘Helter Skelter’ and consequently the birth of heavy metal, we present to you a video of our own version of the song. The video exposes the dark side of technology and spirituality with many references to the time period in which the song was originally released. On the music side, we tried to stay true to the original version of the song, but we approached it as if it was our own composition. The song appears on our latest album, Hegemony.

Samael are:

Vorph – Guitars, Vocals
Xy – Keyboards and programming
Drop – Guitars
Zorrac – Bass

(Photo – Johi Orchards)


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