On May 27, Six Feet Under will release the fourth instalment of their Graveyard Classics series, this time paying tribute to two of metal’s most heralded legends: Iron Maiden and Judas Priest! Entitled Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest, the album is comprised of five Judas Priest covers (side A), and six Iron Maiden covers (side B), handpicked by Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel.
For a first preview, the band’s cover version of Invader (from Priest’s classic Stained Class opus) is now streaming below!
In regards to this new serving of death metal tributes, Six Feet Under founder Chris Barnes comments: “Get ready to have your ears violated and your mind blown! Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest just crawled out of the Heavy Metal Cemetery! Having a good time playing music is what it’s always been about since day one, and that’s what the Graveyard Classics albums are to me… a good fucking time! On this trip down memory lane, we cover songs from Judas Priest and Iron Maiden; the two greatest metal bands of all time. Ray Alder from Fates Warning did a guest background vocal appearance on Invader, our first single. Ray is a great friend, and an awesome vocalist, and I felt our differences in styles blended well together for the middle section and added some harmony to the rawness.
I hope you all enjoy the band’s twist on these legendary songs!”
Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest track-listing:
Side A: Judas Priest
Side B: Iron Maiden
Murders in the Rue Morgue
Flash of the Blade
The Evil That Men Do
Stranger in a Strange Land