It's been 18 years since Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed on stage, and Volumes is here to remember his sick riffs with a cover of Pantera's "Rise." Though according to Raad Soudani, the thought process and ultimate decision behind covering the track was a lot simpler than that.
"Members of the band, past and present, have been huge fans of Pantera," states Soudani. "However, the inspiration to cover this song came lightly. I was at the gym, and Pantera came on shuffle. My thought process was, 'Pantera rules. It would be cool if Volumes covered a song.'
"Everyone else was down, and we went to work. We chose this particular album and song because the album is on its 30th anniversary, and 'Rise' speaks volumes to the culture of the world not only when it was originally written, but even today. It also rips. During the mixing process, we wanted to stay true to their sound, while implementing ours."