Rockshots Records: EXTREMA Release Cover Video of Judas Priest's “The Ripper” via MetalInsider Donating Proceeds To Italian Covid-19 Relief Album "Headbanging Forever" Out Now! via Rockshots Records
During their studio sessions for their latest album “Headbanging Forever”, Italian groove thrash metallers EXTREMA recorded a cover version of Judas Priest's “The Ripper”. Today, the band is sharing its video for that cover with its premiere via MetalInsider.net HERE. Adding to the cover track's release, with their home country of Italy hit hard by the Covid 19 pandemic, EXTREMA will be donating all profits from downloads and streams to the Italian Civil Protection, who are the frontlines in the battle against this virus, coordinating the nation’s pandemic response with Italy’s Ministry of Health.
Digital download available on Apple Music.
Mastermind and guitar player Tommy Massara comments: “Our cover of ‘The Ripper’ was originally conceived as a bonus track of ‘Headbanging Forever’ for the Japanese market. As we did not find the sought license in Japan, the song was closed in a drawer. To me, Coronavirus is like Jack the Knife hitting you from behind, so I felt the need to release the song as a digital single. All the royalty’s proceeds will be donated to the Italian Civil Protection. I discussed it with Gabri, Frullo, and Tiziano, and they accepted enthusiastically. I hope you enjoy our version of this timeless Judas Priest’s classic hit”.
EXTREMA’s singer Tiziano “Titian” Spigno adds: “This emergency, which arrived in the midst of our Italian tour, caught everyone unprepared. During these times music, books, movies, and art in general, although so badly affected, in many cases are a refuge for those people isolated at home, managing to get a few moments of serenity. Extrema want to contribute with this cover, recorded during the recording session of ‘Headbanging Forever’”.
EXTREMA tour dates have been rescheduled as follows:
12 Bolzano IT - Pippostage
26 Roma IT - Defrag
27 Milano IT - Milano Headbanging Fest @ Magazzini Generali November 2020
07 Mantova IT – ArciTom EXTREMA's latest album “Headbanging Forever” is available as CD Digipack Deluxe and Vinyl Gatefold Limited Coloured Edition with a signed poster. Order it here.
More about “Headbanging Forever”: ‘Headbanging Forever’ Music Video here.
‘For The Loved And The Lost’ Music Video here.
EXTREMA are: Tiziano “Titian” Spigno – Vocals Tommy Massara – Guitars Gabri Giovanna – Bass Francesco “Frullo” Larosa – Drums
EXTREMA’s original line-up was established between 1985 and 1986 in Milan, Italy. In a very short time, the band led by guitars player Tommy Massara achieved a huge success. Tommy is the only remaining member of the original line-up, and over the years he also played the role of artistic and executive producer.
Hundreds of concerts made the band more and more close-knit and open towards a constant growth path, capable from the beginning of welcoming influences external to heavy metal, a consistent choice within an evolutionary framework which saw EXTREMA start from the rebellious attitude of MOTÖRHEAD to later incorporate the style of Californian thrash metal, a scene with which the band shared the utmost care for the technical side of music and a devastating presence on stage.
The band’s reputation as musicians and performers kept growing in a perpetual live context, with extensive tours and the participation to prestigious festivals with the likes of METALLICA, SLAYER, MOTÖRHEAD, and KORN, a.o.
Extraneous from the beginning to political and ideological implications of any kind, EXTREMA’s lyrics have always strived to alternate challenging and contemporary themes with lighter subjects, true to rock'n'roll form.
In May 2017 the band welcomed the new frontman Tiziano Spigno. Thanks to his entry, EXTREMA can finally release all the creativity repressed in recent years: a violent, direct and engaging approach which is - at the same time - also varied, courageous and experimental, resulting in the new album “Headbanging Forever”.
Tiziano “Titian” Spigno – Vocals
Tommy Massara – Guitars
Gabri Giovanna – Bass
Francesco “Frullo” Larosa – Drums