After already collaborating with the likes of Every Time I Die and admitting he’d like to do a metal project earlier this year, Brendon Urie has debuted a heavy metalcore version of Panic! At The Disco’s Vices & Virtues track “The Calendar.”
Unleashing the hard-hitting 2010 recording spontaneously through a Twitch stream, Urie can be also seen singing, flipping off the camera and emphatically headbanging to the track.
Recently in an interview with Rock Sound, Urie professed his hopes of starting a metal project and hinted at the heavier version of “The Calendar” saying:
“I always feel as though I need to be more diverse. Yes, all of the Panic! albums do sound different and have their own vibe, their own aesthetic and imagery, but I still feel like I can do more. Even from song to song within one album I feel like things could change even more drastically, and maybe that’ll happen as time goes on. I still have so many different things that I want to do, particularly in terms of genres.”
“I want to do a metal project in particular,” Urie added. “I actually just played something for my bandmates recently – we have an old song called ‘The Calendar’ and I made a metal version of it from years back. It’s like 90 seconds long and is really fun. Who knows, I might even put that out on SoundCloud on a whim sometime soon!”
To check out that exact song Urie was referring to, be sure to look (and headbang along) below.