LORDS OF THE TRIDENT Release Re:Quests Covers EP; Available For Free Download On Christmas Day
December 25, 2015, 3 years ago
To celebrate this holiday season, Lords Of The Trident have announced the release of their new 5 song covers EP titled Re:Quests, which is available as a free download on Christmas Day. Check it out via the band's official Bandcamp page here or by using the player below.
Lords of the Trident vocalist Fang Von Wrathenstein has checked in with the following comment:
"As part of our Kickstarter campaign for the Frostburn CD in February of this year, we offered a pledge level of 'Make Lords of the Trident play anything you want.' Four people pledged this level, and got to pick a song that we had to cover. This EP is the result of their crazy suggestions!"
1) "Shine On Me" by Chris Dane Owens
Fang: "Ah, the internet classic by Chris Dane Owens! A more epic music video has likely never been created by anyone - even by us! We ended up contacting Chris Dane Owens to show him our final version, and he said:
'You guys did a spectacular job on the track! Vocals = strong , committed and powerful! Guitars = driving, melodic, with killer solos! Bass and Drums = solid, competent with great aggression! The chorus really pays off. Well done. Really like your arrangements as well. I had a smile on my face the whole time. I really dig the way you guys ended the track. Great touch. You did me proud...'
Sean Delorey of Appleton, Wisconsin cosmic power metal band Forcefield added a tasteful guest solo to add a bit more epicness to the mix!"
2) "La Conquista" by Mago De Oz
Fang: "This track was probably the most 'metal' request out of all of them. Only one issue - I don't speak Spanish! According to the person who requested the track, I was able to fumble my way through the lyrics pretty well. Baron Taurean Helleshaar added a touch of oboe to the track, which was exactly what it needed to shine. Our shredder friend Maxxxwell Carlisle added a blistering guest solo on the track - one of my favorites of his so far!"
3) "Djiva" - Beyonce's "Diva" cover
Fang: "Absolutely our hardest track to cover. What do you do when a song has no music - only drums and singing? Why, turn it into a djent cover, of course! That's why we called it Djiva!"
4) "Today's The Day" - Inverse T. Clown cover
Fang: "This song threw us for a bit of a loop. The original song is almost certainly the furthest away from metal that you can get. Nevertheless, we're always up to the challenge! Bill House of Milwaukee, Wisconsin hard rock band Conniption added some extra meedles & weedles to flesh out an amazing guest solo section!"
"Last, the original Shine on Me video is one of our favorite things on the internet, so we knew we had to do it justice by not only covering the song, but the video as well!"
Earlier this year, Lords Of The Trident released a new video for the song "Knights Of Dragon's Deep”. The track is featured on their recently released album, Frostburn.
Lead vocalist Fang Von Wrathenstein has checked in with the following update: "You want a music video with fire? Explosions? Battles? Swordplay? Bloodshed? Then you've come to the right place. The video follows the story of our first song from 2015's Frostburn. An evil frostwyrm's magic has covered the lands with ice and death, and the blizzard is starting to encroach on the nearby kingdom. The king sends for the Knights Of Dragon's Deep - a group of legendary dragonslayers. However, the minions of the frostwyrm - including his head sorceress - are already on the hunt for the knights.
We pitched the idea for this video to the mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, and he thought the idea was so epic, the city itself actually funded the entire production! He just kept throwing stacks of bills at us and screaming "A TRIBUTE TO THE LORDS! A TRIBUTE TO THE LORDS!" True Story.
This is your first chance to see our latest lead shredder, Baron Taurean Helleshaar, in action! Prepare your face for melting, and bear in mind that by reading this sentence, we cannot be responsible for any plastic surgery costs to put your face back together afterwards."
"Knights Of Dragon's Deep" video: