New York extreme music alchemists Imperial Triumphant have shared the fourth in their series of avant-garde takes on classic tracks - this time taking on the almighty Metallica and their 1983 essential, "Motorbreath".
The track serves as the latest in a series which has trickled out steadily this year. Thus far, Imperial Triumphant have reimagined staple tracks in Radiohead's "Paranoid Android", Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night In Tunisia" and the most recent in the epic "Jacob's Ladder" from Rush.
The band's Steve Blanco discussed the decision to take on such a beloved track, assert some artistic liberties with it and offer their brand of 'Tallica worship.
"As a Metal band, only a fool would believe we aren't influenced by Metallica. Many miles and hours traversing the Northern Hemisphere have we listened to the live and studio Metallica greatness from the 1980's and 1990's, and so have we decided to pay homage with a nostalgic cover from that earliest album recorded in upstate NY.
Play it loud because Metal is the law."
The track precedes the band's upcoming live dates as part of the sprawling Sweet Oblivion Tour topped by Baroness. Imperial Triumphant will join the caravan for a two date engagement next month with plays in Boston, MA and a hometown performance in New York at the end of November.
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