Watch Members Of Jesus Piece, Creeping Death, & Fucked & Bound Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name”
Jordan Olds’ video series Two Minutes To Late Night strikes again. Every week since the pandemic first hit, Olds has been getting all-star teams of punk and metal musicians together to cover classic songs in a bunch of different genres. In recent weeks, the series has saluted the Misfits, the Replacements, and Type O Negative. Today, we get a righteous, stretched-out take on the undying Rage Against The Machine classic “Killing In The Name.”
For what I believe is the first time since these covers started, Jordan Olds does not take part in this week’s cover under his Gwarsenio Hall persona. Instead, all the musicians on this version of “Killing In The Name” are people of color, mostly from the world of aggressive music. There’s an intriguing pair of vocalists. One of them is Aaron Heard, member of Nothing and leader of Jesus Piece, the Philly beatdown band whose debut album Only Self was my favorite hardcore album of 2018. Heard is a great hardcore screamer, but he’s not a rapper like Zack De La Rocha, and he doesn’t try to become one. Instead, the series pairs him up with the Brooklyn electro-rap artist Miss Eaves.
The other musicians on the song are Creeping Death guitarist Trey Pemberton, Fever333 guitarist Stephen Harrison, Fucked And Bound bassist Rah Davis, and Spotlights drummer Chris Enriquez, as well as Izzy Bolivar, a guitarist who’s played with Glassjaw and Seal. They’ve cranked up the metal aspects of “Killing In The Name’ and added a new verse from Miss Eaves, and it kicks a lot of ass. Watch it below.
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