KOBRA AND THE LOTUS - Fan-Filmed Video Of Vocalist KOBRA PAIGE Performing With KAMELOT Posted
October 22, 2015, 3 years ago
Canada's Kobra And The Lotus recently wrapped up their European tour supporting Kamelot. They have checked in with the following update:
"Alright. We are all finally home and settled in. What a trip!! Thank you so much to Kamelot for having us out on such an incredible trip! Thanks to the gang in Gus G, the killer Kamelot crew, and the amazing people of the world that support and believe in the spirit of rock'n metal! It will never die!"
Vocalist Kobra Paige was invited to perform with Kamelot during part of their show towards the end of the tour. Footage of "Center Of The Universe" from the last show in Tilburg, Netherlands can be viewed below.
Kobra commented on the performance to BraveWords: "This is the most gentle anyone probably ever seen me on stage. Haha..."
Kobra And The Lotus vocalist Kobra Paige recently spoke with BraveWords scribe Carl Begai about the bands new covers EP, Words Of The Prophets. Following is an excerpt from the story:
Cover songs, never mind EPs or full albums, are a crapshoot at best. There’s nothing more boring than a band doing up a remake of the classic Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Metallica and Judas Priest staples (we DO NOT need another version of ‘You’ve Got Another Thing Comin”… seriously), but hearing a band cover a less über-popular tune as a straight one-to-one is just as aggravating. That said, Kobra And The Lotus have somehow managed to deliver an EP of faithful covers that, surprisingly, don’t grate the nerves. How they pulled it off is a mystery.
“Doing covers is such a sensitive thing,” Paige agrees. “You don’t want to mess with the integrity of the original songs, and you don’t want to do a straight up version of the original. It’s tough trying to figure out how to deliver them. ‘The Spirit Of Radio’ was a really fun one to challenge ourselves with, especially for the guys because there are nine tempo changes in that song. There was one thing, though; the ska bit was gonna go (laughs). We had to rock n’ roll that section.”
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Due out August 28th, the Words Of The Prophets EP (Titan Music) was produced by the Grammy-nominated Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, Three Doors Down) and will feature cover songs by great Canadian artists. The band’s cover of the Rush classic, “The Sprit Of Radio”, is streaming below:
Of the new release, frontwoman Kobra Paige commented, ""Kobra and the Lotus is a riff-loving, vocal whaling, storm bringing band. We couldn't do what we do without paying homage to the true roots that were layed down before us. Words Of The Prophets is a tribute to those great Canadian classic rock influences that have set the foundation for music magic since we first heard these songs playing on the radio as little kids. They carry a ton of nostalgia, inspire ambitious journeys, and we hope to rub some of that off on you!"
Words Of The Prophets tracklisting:
“Lay It On The Line” (Triumph)
“Sign Of The Gypsy Queen” (April Wine)
“Black Velvet” (Alannah Myles)
“Let It Ride” (BTO)
“The Spirit Of Radio” (Rush)
(Photo - Tim Tronckoe Photography)