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Six Feet Under Cover Judas Priest & Iron Maiden On New ‘Graveyard Classics’ Album, Hear “Invader”


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Six Feet Under will release the fourth installment in their ‘Graveyard Classic‘ covers series on May 27th through Metal Blade. This new release has been titled “Graveyard Classics IV: The Number Of The Priest“—and if you didn’t guess from the title, will focus on Judas Priest and Iron Maiden covers, handpicked by Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel. Below you can hear the band’s take on “Invader“, complete with a guest turn from Ray Alder of Fates WarningSix Feet Under frontman Chris Barnes commented:

“Get ready to have your ears violated and your mind blown! ‘Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest‘ just crawled out of the Heavy Metal Cemetery! Having a good time playing music is what it’s always been about since day one, and that’s what the ‘Graveyard Classics‘ albums are to me… a good fucking time! On this trip down memory lane, we cover songs from Judas Priest and Iron Maiden; the two greatest metal bands of all time. Ray Alder from Fates Warning did a guest background vocal appearance on ‘Invader’, our first single. Ray is a great friend, and an awesome vocalist, and I felt our differences in styles blended well together for the middle section and added some harmony to the rawness.
I hope you all enjoy the band’s twist on these legendary songs!”

The track listing and cover art for the effort can be found below, while pre-orders are up at Metalblade.com

Six Feet Under - 666: The Number Of The Priest

Side A: Judas Priest:

01 – “Night Crawler
02 – “Starbreaker
03 – “Genocide
04 – “Invader
05 – “Never Satisfied

Side B: Iron Maiden:

06 – “Murders In The Rue Morgue
07 – “Prowler
08 – “Flash Of The Blade
09 – “The Evil That Men Do
10 – “Stranger In A Strange Land
11 – “Total Eclipse

In addition, the band will be performing a special series of shows this summer centered around the covers featured on their ‘Graveyard Classics‘ series of releases. Barnes commented:

Graveyard Classics The Tour begins June 30th and ends July 9th, with our return to the all powerful With Full Force festival!! Looking forward to that as well as playing an entire set list of cover songs on this tour- something we’ve never done before! It will prove to be a very special group of shows. If you’re anywhere near these places this summer, make sure not to miss this!”

Dates for that run include:

06/30 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
07/01 Roitzschjora, GER – With Full Force Festival
07/02 Flensburg, GER – Roxy
07/03 Rostock, GER – Alte Zuckerfabrik
07/04 Hamburg, GER – Bambi Galore
07/05 Munchen, GER – Backstage
07/06 Innsbruck, AUT – PMK
07/07 Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik
07/08 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
07/09 Essen, GER – Turok

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