Mumbai, India-based horror metallers ALBATROSS have posted their cover version of JUDAS PRIEST‘s “Night Crawler”. Check it out below. The track was recorded, mixed and mastered by Sahil “Demonstealer” Makhija at Demonic Studios in Mumbai.
Commented ALBATROSS bassist Dr. Hex: “We’ve kept the basic essence of the song as it is, as one does not meddle with the mighty PRIEST. While we’ve downtuned the guitars, and added one solo (or two) here and there, the structure of the song remains the same.
“I had the opportunity to catch JUDAS PRIEST on their farewell tour in Singapore and it remains the best show I’ve ever attended. In a way, this is almost like our farewell present to them.
“Us in the heavy metal community, and in particular ALBATROSS, owe so much to PRIEST — from the high-pitched vocals, to the twin-guitar leads, to thundering drums, to borderline horror themes. We also bought some new guitars recently, so this was the perfect outlet to try them out.”
ALBATROSS recently released its second EP, “The Kissing Flies”, as a split with U.S.-based doomsters VESTAL CLARET on Roadcrew Records. They followed it up with a multi-city tour across India, culminating in an appearance at the Bangalore Open Air festival.