Indie Folk Band Driving Mrs. Satan Butcher Heavy Metal Classics

Indie Folk Band Driving Mrs. Satan Butcher Heavy Metal Classics

November 17, 2013

Driving Mrs. Satan, a London/Naples-based acoustic trio who produce rearrangements of famous metal songs in an indie folk pop style, have release their debut album ‘Popscotch’. The album, released on November 7th through Agualoca Records, is comprised of old metal classics performed with clear female vocals, soft guitars and double bass.

The trio has released a video of their ‘interesting’ rendition of Metallica’s “Battery”.

“We love Heavy Metal, the band Metallica, and this song made our personal history,” states the band. “That’s why we decided to make an acoustic cover, or better, indie folk rearrangement of Battery, the thrash metal classic by Metallica (we don’t need to say that it’s one of the most famous songs ever written in the history of heavy metal, do we?), originally part of Master Of Puppets, a record that in 1986 changed many, many lives (starting from the lives of Jason Newsted, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of course…). As usual, we kept the original angry political lyrics, and gave our emotional interpretation. As usual, we ended up splitting the metal community between who thinks our music is awesome, and who thinks we should be banned from listening to thrash metal for the rest of our lives.”

‘Popscotch’ also includes the following heavy metal covers — I Want Out (Helloween), Battery (Metallica), Killers (Iron Maiden), Caught In A Mosh (Anthrax), Killed By Death (Motorhead), Hells Bells (AC/DC), 2 Minutes To Midnight (Iron Maiden), Can I Play With Madness (Iron Maiden), Never Say Die (Black Sabbath), South Of Heaven (Slayer) and From Out Of Nowhere (Faith No More).

Several of the tracks can be heard at… you’ve been warned!

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