KOBRA AND THE LOTUS - New Single "Zombie" Available Via iTunes
November 1, 2015, 3 years ago
Canadian bashers Kobra And The Lotus have released a new single entitled "Zombie", co-written with guest guitarist Charlie Parra del Riego, via iTunes. It features the B-side "Remember Me". Go to this location to check it out and to purchase.
Kobra And The Lotus performed "Zombie" on tour in 2014. Check out the live footage below:
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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Released on August 28th, the Words Of The Prophets EP (Titan Music) was produced by the Grammy-nominated Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, Three Doors Down) features 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)