Just when you thought August Burns Red were finished with the cover songs as the holidays have come to a close (see: 2018′s Winter Wilderness), it looks like the metalcore veterans had one more up their sleeve.
Proving just how big of a Legend Of Zelda fan they are, August Burns Red, lead by bassist Dustin Davidson, decided to take a stab at covering not just the beloved theme song for their new Phantom Sessions EP but also snippets from the game too.
“For the cover,” says Davidson, “I wanted to do a mash-up of not only the original theme but other pieces from the game as well. And since the dungeon theme flirts with the diminished scale, it just made sense to put it into a metal cover. It was a lot of fun to write and record and I look forward to playing it on future tours!”
Explaining just how big of a Zelda fan he and his family are, Davidson said, "Out of all of the games that I played growing up, I easily logged the most time into Zelda. My brother and I would come home from school, race to finish our homework and fight over who got to play. But the thing was — we didn’t just have to fight each other — our mom was also in on the battle. My mom introduced us to Zelda on the original Nintendo, but the first game that I remember playing and really enjoying was A Link to the Past on SNES. Our love for the game only grew over the years and I’ll never forget the three of us watching and playing Ocarina of Time together on N64. Fast forward 20 years from Ocarina of Time’s release date to today, and you’ll find permanent ink not only on my skin but on my brother’s as well. The series played a big role in our upbringing and we both got tattoos showcasing our love for a game that the three of us bonded over.“
To check out August Burns Red’s epic cover and accompanying music video, be sure to look below. To download/stream the track, head here.
Phantom Sessions EP Tracklist:
“The Legend of Zelda”
“The Frost” (Midi Version)