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Employed To Serve's Justine Jones

Employed To Serve, Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Deftones’ “Elite”


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Last month Metal Injection hosted their first-ever ‘Slay At Home‘ festival, rounding up tons of artists for special performances, including some collaborative ventures. Proceeds made from fundraising through the event were summarily donated to MusiCares and Global Giving.

Among the collaborative performances premiered was the below cover of the Deftones‘  Grammy award winning “Elite” done by current and former members of Employed To Serve, The Dillinger Escape Plan, End and The Number Twelve Looks Like You. Footage of that can be seen below. Since then, Employed To Serve vocalist Justine Jones has spoken to Revolver of her love of the Deftones and their 2000 landmark platinum-selling album, “White Pony“.

She had the following to say of that record in particular:

“This album is one of my favorites for all-night tour drives and was a big part of me transitioning from teenager to adult. The Deftones catalog in general grows with the fan — there’s an album for every mood. White Pony‘s lyrics are amazing as Chino [Moreno]’s lyrics come across more like dialogue between fictional characters rather than things he’s going through in his life, which was the first I’d noticed a vocalist doing that at the time.”

As for fronting this particular cover, she stated:

“It’s one of my favorite Deftones songs that I’ve always wanted to cover. The lyrics are perfect for social media culture right now — despite it being released in 2000! We kept it more or less the same because the song is perfect in my eyes.”

Vocals: Justine Jones (Employed To Serve)
Guitars: Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve)
Drums: Billy Rymer (END, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Guitars: Kevin Antreassian (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Bass: DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)

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