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HOWLING GIANT feat. Udo Dirkschneider & Peter Baltes premiere 'Shoot to Thrill'

HOWLING GIANT feat. UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER & PETER BALTES premiere AC/DC cover track 'Shoot to Thrill' from "Back in Black [Redux]" via ROCK HARD

HOWLING GIANT feat. UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER & PETER BALTES 'Shoot to Thrill' (AC/DC cover) taken from "Back in Black [Redux]"

Rock Hard magazine premieres the second single taken from the forthcoming MER Redux Series installment "Back in Black [Redux]". Nashville trio HOWLING GIANT have teamed up with German metal legends UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER (ACCEPT, U.D.O.) and PETER BALTES (ACCEPT) for their particularly heavy take on the AC/DC cover 'Shoot to Thrill'. More information about this album can be found below. Release date: December 3.

The cover track 'Shoot to Thrill' is now premiering via Rock Hard at this link:

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Sebastian Baltes comments: "I've loved 'Shoot to Thrill' and AC/DC since the first time I have heard this track at the age of 8", tells the HOWLING GIANT bass player and vocalist. "This great classic very much embodies the sound of the Australian giants. Being able to arrange our own version while working with my father and Udo has been a wonderful opportunity that brought things full-circle.”

Peter Baltes adds: "AC/DC has been the Soundtrack to my life", states Sebastian's father and former ACCEPT bass player. "A few years back, we were opening for two giant AC/DC shows in Germany, which to me was one of the greatest experiences ever.”

HOWLING GIANT are an up and coming US psych-metal band from Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 2014, the trio has released four EPs and their debut full-length "The Space Between Worlds" (2019), and are hard at work on their next album for Magnetic Eye Records.


1. Hells Bells - RED FANG

3. What Do You Do for Money Honey - SUPERSUCKERS

4. Givin the Dog a Bone - SMOKING LIGHTNING

5. Let Me Put My Love into You - HEAVY TEMPLE feat. Valient Himself

6. Back in Black - BESVÄRJELSEN

7. You Shook Me All Night Long - JAKETHEHAWK feat. Patrick Waters

9. Shake a Leg - EARLY MAN

10. Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution - EARTHRIDE

"Back in Black [Redux]" presents new takes on all ten cuts from AC/DC's seminal seventh album. This was the first record to feature "new" singer Brian Johnson following the death of original larger-than-life frontman Bon Scott, and music historians agree that there was massive pressure on both the new singer and the band to deliver. Even so, nobody could have anticipated that they'd create one of the most important rock albums ever, and Magnetic Eye cannot wait to present what many favorites from the stoner, doom, and riff-rock scene have done with some of the most iconic rock songs of all time.

Alongside "Back in Black [Redux]", Magnetic Eye Records publishes a by now traditional companion album containing even more amazing cover versions under the title "Best of AC/DC". This 2-LP extravaganza features 13 bands offering their exciting renditions of all-time classics and deep cuts from across the AC/DC catalog. Fielding an array of heavyweights and hungry up-and-comers from the heavy rock underground, there should be no doubt that fans of the riff-heavy will be stoked to experience these massive AC/DC interpretations unlike any that they've heard before.

The Magnetic Eye [Redux] Series features hand-picked classic albums from across the history of rock and metal, re-imagined in their entirety from start to finish by bands we love. Choice artists from throughout the rock and metal world are tasked to select a track to make their own, translating a milestone record into the new millennium with crushing heaviness and searing energy. To date, Magnetic Eye Records have published [Redux] versions of PINK FLYOD's "The Wall", HELMET's "Meantime", BLACK SABBATH's "Vol. 4", HENDRIX's "Electric Ladyland", and ALICE IN CHAINS' "Dirt", which have included artists like MATT PIKE, PALLBEARER, THE MELVINS, ALL THEM WITCHES, KHEMMIS, ASG, ZAKK WYLDE, MARK LANEGAN, SCOTT REEDER, and many more mind-blowing artists.

Join a host of heavy rocking bands on the sixth foray into Redux territory as they pay due respect to the giant musical legend from Down Under!

Relase date: December 3

Graphic materials are available at this link: (click here for Dropbox)

Available formats

► Digisleeve CD

► Limited edition black vinyl

► Marbled green vinyl

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