Following on their blazing self titled EP, Guitarist Josh Rand and vocalist/guitarist Casandra Carson, are set to release a new 4-track EP, titled ‘Big F.O.U.R.’ on March 18th via Bloodblast.
The EP is set to feature cover versions, one each from heavy music’s pioneering icons; Metallica, Slayer, Megadeath and Anthrax. The duo have shared the first track from the EP which is their take on Anthrax’s ‘Caught In A Mosh’. The single’s sleeve artwork was designed by Anthrax’s drummer, Charlie Benante.
Discussing the release, Josh Rand tells us:
“Recording a Big F.O.U.R. cover EP is something that I have wanted to do for a very very long time, and last Fall I decided to finally do it with THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT. Without these four bands (METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, and SLAYER) my musical career wouldn’t be where it is today. In some ways you could say this project is paying homage to them or, how I see it, a return to where it all started in my parents house as a teenager trying to learn just a piece of the music. Each of the four songs that I picked were pivotal in my development as a musician. Whether it was learning the intro to ‘One’ on guitar, drums on ‘Symphony [Of Destruction]’ or bass lines in ‘Caught in A Mosh’. This EP was a true love and passion project for myself. I feel I captured the vibe and the spirit of the original but with THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT sound. Hopefully you hear it too!”
“‘Among the Living’ is a top three album of all-time for me, so covering ‘Caught in A Mosh’ was a no brainer for us to do.”
Casandra Carson also elaborates;
“‘Caught In A Mosh’ has an infectious energy to it, and I’m absolutely stoked with how it turned out.”
Meanwhile, Anthrax’s own Frank Bello comments;
“Casandra sounds great and Josh did an amazing job nailing all the parts on ‘Caught In A Mosh’ – great job guys!”
A full on faithful rendition of this classic track. The drums are loud the guitars are frantic and Carson sounds amazing belting out the chorus. The track is setting up this EP to be another banger from this duo.
Check it out, here
Pre-order/pre-save the EP here here.
The bands first self titled EP is still available here