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The L.I.F.E. Project (Stone Sour, Paralandra) Pay Tribute To Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax On New EP, Share Cover Of “Caught In A Mosh”


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The L.I.F.E. Project, who are spearheaded by Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand and Paralandra vocalist/guitarist Casandra Carson, will be paying tribute to the big four of thrash metal on their new EP “Big F.O.U.R.“. That EP will be out March 18th on Blood Blast and will find the duo putting their own spin on tracks from Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax.

Furthering the tribute, the band enlisted Charlie Benante, drummer of East Coast thrash metal legends Anthrax, to create the cover artwork for the outing. Speaking of the EP, Rand offered:

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“Recording a Big F.O.U.R. cover EP is something that I have wanted to do for a very very long time, and last Fall I decided to finally do it with The L.I.F.E. Project. Without these four bands (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer) my musical career wouldn’t be where it is today. In some ways you could say this project is paying homage to them or, how I see it, a return to where it all started in my parents house as a teenager trying to learn just a piece of the music.

Each of the four songs that I picked were pivotal in my development as a musician. Whether it was learning the intro to ‘One‘ on guitar, drums on ‘Symphony [Of Destruction‘] or bass lines in ‘Caught in A Mosh‘. This EP was a true love and passion project for myself. I feel I captured the vibe and the spirit of the original but with The L.I.F.E. Project sound. Hopefully you hear it too!”

The included cover of Anthrax‘s “Caught In A Mosh” is the first single to emerge from this opus and is streaming below. Rand commented: “‘Among The Living‘ is a top three album of all-time for me, so covering ‘Caught In A Mosh‘ was a no brainer for us to do.” Carson added, “‘Caught In A Mosh‘ has an infectious energy to it, and I’m absolutely stoked with how it turned out.”

Big F.O.U.R.” track listing:

01 – “South Of Heaven” (Slayer cover)
02 – “Caught In A Mosh” (Anthrax cover)
03 – “Symphony Of Destruction” (Megadeth cover)
04 – “One” (Metallica cover)

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