We first posted about Chrome Division back in May (here), when they released their official video for the song “Bulldogs Unleashed” from their new album, 3rd Round Knockout on Nuclear Blast. This is a Norwegian band that features Dimmu Borgir frontman Shagrath on guitar, vocalist Shady Blue (a/k/a Athera from Susperia), Luna on bass, Ricky Doom on guitar, and Tony White on drums. They play some nasty, thrashy, shots-and-a-brew-back, metallicized rock ‘n’ roll — the kind of music that makes you check to see if a gang of Harley riders just busted down the door to your crib with their engines belching at full throttle.
As their latest music video confirms, these dudes also reliably deliver the T&A when the cameras start rolling. The song is a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ghost Riders in the Sky”, and it’s a cover that succeeds in spades. Chrome Division have ramped up the speed and dialed the nastiness quotient waaaaay up, and turned this song into a full-on romp. It will put a smile on your face and get your head to noddin’, I promise.
But, I don’t think that’s a ghost rider on that trapeze. Check out the just-released video and the song after the jump.
I didn’t realize Ghost Riders in the Sky had been recorded by Johnny Cash… The only version I’m familiar with is the Doors version.
And now this one. Which is damned awesome.
Nevermind, I have heard the Johnny Cash version. Just didn’t realize it was him.
Still. Chrome Division did an excellent job with this song.
The Man in Black:
Hah! I just listened to the second one!
Man…they sure don’t make ’em like they used to, eh?
One of these days I AM going to do a country-metal post as you suggested once, and no country is as metal as Johnny Cash.
You should check out “The Coffinshakers”, it’s vampire country, might be right up your alley
Holy. Shit. This is amazing!!!!!!
Abso-fucking-lutely! Very cool.
Damn good song, band and album. Love how they incorporated the norwegian classic Hall of the mountain king into the solo 😛
This version is even better than that of Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Good catch on The Hall of the Mountain King! I meant to mention that but was in too much of a hurry to put up this post. Classy touch.
I’d never heard the version by Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, but I agree — the Chrome Division cover is better. For everyone else, here’s the DAR version:
Gotta love Johnny Cash, how can you not? He’s the influence for much music we all know and love.
This cover does the song nothing but justice, the album itself is nothing short of brilliant!!
Always amused by that slight ‘Hall of the Mountain King’ moment as well.
I’m kicking myself for not having listened to the whole album yet. Gonna fix that today.
Oh sir you are in for a treat, 7 G-strings and Long Distance Call Girl, it’s a good album that gets better with more spins, friends and beer!!
I saw them in London in 2009 with Shady on vocals, he did all of Ed’s work justice and honestly I think he’s better than Ed on this album, he has a much better vocal range, also I’m a Susperia fan…….
Havent listen through it too many times, but so far my favorites are the title track, and Join the Ride.
From the older albums the only track i really listen to is Doomsday Riders. Love the part right after the solo, at about 2:15