GÜRSCHACH Release Cover of Dead Skin Mask on Anniversary of Slayer's Seasons in the Abyss
GÜRSCHACH's New EP Hypnotic Disasters Coming January 14th
GÜRSCHACH DROPS COVER OF SLAYER’S “DEAD SKIN MASK” ON ANNIVERSARY OF SEASONS IN THE ABYSS; NEW EP TO RELEASE JANUARY 14TH
Its been 31 years since the release of Slayer's iconic Seasons in the Abyss record. Now, San Francisco-based GÜRSCHACH have released their version of “Dead Skin Mask”, alongside an accompanying music video for the track in preparation for their upcoming Hypnotic Disasters EP, coming 2022.
Watch video, premiered by BraveWords, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6atyKZiQ6PE
Emerging band GÜRSCHACH has a long history with the song, as it has been a recurring cover played during their shows in the holiday season. Mixed and mastered by Zach Ohren at Sharkbite Studios, the band sought to make the cover as faithful as possible due to the respect they have for the track. At its heart, it keeps Slayer’s thrash metal styling through the familiar hard-hitting riffs, punchy drums, and in your face metal vocals. The single art for the track is even highly inspired by the Seasons in the Abyss album art! However, the band made the decision to include screamed vocals, and re-recorded the iconic voices in the song with the goal to make it sound more haunting, while also playing guitar solos in their own style. But does their cover hold a candle to the original? Only the listener can make that call!
With the release of this track, GÜRSCHACH has also released an accompanying video to commemorate the release of this track off their upcoming EP Hypnotic Disasters, which will release on January 14th. The video brings the artwork of both the single and the upcoming EP to life, alongside of images of swirling hallways, fire, and skeletons, making it a perfect video to enjoy this Halloween season! The Hypnotic Disasters EP will include this cover, as well as their popular re-imagining of St. Anger they released last year, and three original tracks they recorded during COVID-19. The band will be playing a release show on that date and have an accompanying release tour to be announced soon.
You can listen to their version of "Dead Skin Mask" exclusively on Apple Music.