The soundtrack is slated for release on Friday March 27 via Resist Records, and will comprise eleven tracks recorded from the band’s set at Wacken Open Air in Germany. There’s also three new versions of ‘Vice Grip’, ‘The Void’ and ‘Shadow Boxing’, which have been re-recorded in German, with ‘Shadow Boxing’ even featuring a verse from German rapper Casper.
In a statement accompanying todays news, frontman Winston McCall said that the record was “hands down one of the most unique projects we’ve undertaken,” noting that transposing the tracks into German was a challenging venture for him.
“The idea of taking our songs and interpreting them through another language was a massive challenge, but considering the amount of time, love and support that has been shown to us over the years we wanted to commit to doing the project with full integrity. The result is every effort being made to translate the meaning, spirit, and conviction of these songs in a language that is not our own.
“We hope the result helps to strengthen the connection this music creates. We offer you these songs out of respect and our heartfelt thanks for all the times you have sung them with us in their original forms. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed the process of creating them.”
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