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ENDSEEKER Drops Very Metal Cover Of John Carpenter's "Escape From New York" Theme

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ENDSEEKER Drops Very Metal Cover Of John Carpenter's "Escape From New York" Theme

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The legendary John Carpenter co-wrote, co-scored, and directed the 1981 sci-fi action flick Escape From New York. Now a full 40 years later, Endseeker is here to death metal up the main theme from the movie.

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"We have a long tradition of cover songs, but this is the first time we chose an instrumental track, and even a main theme from a movie, but 2021 is the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter's masterpiece, which just never gets old," said the band.

"The main theme has this iconic beat and mesmerizing melodies that sound so creepy and haunting in their original synth sound that we thought this would be the perfect template for a massive metal version. When we started to play around with it and try out different things for the arrangement, it was clear very fast that this works out absolutely great. We tried to stick quite close to the original and keep that eerie feeling over the song as a deeply respectful homage to this awesome movie and composition."

The cover is the closing track to Endseeker's most recent album Mount Carcass, which you can grab here. You can also snag some Escape From New York-styled merch here in the US and here abroad.

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