May 21, 2024

Cathedral In Flames covers Billy Idol classic ‘Rebel Yell’

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The Prague-based gothic rock band, Cathedral In Flames is back with a cover of Billy Idol’s classic, “Rebel Yell”.

In their version of the song, Cathedral In Flames toyed with tempos, added strings and flirted with blast-beats for the first time in their history. The track was produced by John Fryer and comes hand in hand with a comic book video.

Singer Phil Lee Fall says, “The songs were basically made to order. And we had a lot of arguments over it, we couldn’t figure it out for a long time, but when Gatsby threw in the tempo changes, everything clicked. And John added the blast beats symbolically at the very end.”

And Gatsby adds, “I’ve never liked this song, so I approached it in the end in the style of seeing if something interesting could be made out of a thousand times stale little ditty. How it turned out, judge for yourself. I’m washing my hands!”

Here’s the comic book video.

And here is the track for download on Bandcamp.

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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