Yes, this is our fifth post for the day, which is way higher than our normal output at NCS. But unexpected things continue to happen to us, and it’s not even 1 p.m., Pacific Time.
This post is explained by the fact that Dying Fetus has just posted their cover of Bolt Thrower‘s “Unleashed Upon Mankind” from their forthcoming limited edition, mini-LP History Repeats… . You can listen to it at this location., or go past the jump and listen here. To us, that’s newsworthy, because it’s motherfucking Dying Fetus covering a classic motherfucking Bolt Thrower song.
The song is a sweet piece of nasty, technical, death metal. Military metaphors leap to mind — lumbering tanks slowly pulverising rocks and remains beneath the treads. High-caliber machine guns spitting death, mowing down ranks of mere humanity. Flamethrowers jetting superheated fuel. There’s definitely a “kill ’em all, let god sort ’em out” attitude about this music. Go past the jump and see for yourself.
History Repeats… full track listing is as follows:
1. Fade Into Obscurity (Dehumanized cover)
2. Unchallenged Hate (Napalm Death cover)
3. Gorehog (Broken Hope cover)
4. Rohypnol (Dying Fetus original exclusive to this release)
5. Unleashed Upon Mankind (Bolt Thrower cover)
6. Twisted Truth (Pestilence cover)
7. Born In A Casket (Cannibal Corpse cover)
History Repeats… is being released to commemorate this band’s 20th anniversary. As you can see, it includes Dying Fetus covers of bands such as Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse, and Pestilence, as well as Bolt Thrower — plus an original song named after . . . uh . . . a date rape drug.
The mini-LP will be limited to 5,000 copies worldwide and it’s set for a July 19th North American release date through FYE stores and Relapse Mailorder exclusively. It will be released internationally on July 25. Additional information and pre-orders are available here.