Having announced the March 18th release date for the deluxe version of their self-titled album, metalcore progressives ERRA has shared the visualizer for its unexpected yet unforgettable cover of Muse’s “Stockholm Syndrome.”

“The first time I heard Muse’s ’Stockholm Syndrome,’ I thought, ’This song is begging to be covered by a metal band,’” shares guitarist and clean vocalist Jesse Cash about the impetus for choosing to interpret this song. “It has aggressive riffs, soaring vocals, keyboard arpeggios, and a big ending breakdown. It has all the necessary materials to be contextualized into an ERRA song.”

He continues, “The chromatic guitar octaves in the verses also left me a lot of room to play with some chromatic groove riffs in the style of Meshuggah. I realized as long as I maintained the root notes of those original octaves, I could kind of be as creative as I wanted during those verses. I also adjusted the original tuning from Drop D to Drop E and tuned the guitar down an entire octave to make the song low, heavy, and more akin to the range ERRA generally tunes in.”

Pre-order your copy of the Erra (Deluxe Edition) here. Read our review of the self-titled album here.

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I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.