THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT, the musical meeting of minds between Grammy-nominated Stone Sour guitarist, Josh Rand and Paralandra vocalist/guitarist Casandra Carson, are set to release a new 4-track EP, titled Big F.O.U.R., on March 18th via Bloodblast.
The collection features a clutch of cover versions, one each from heavy music’s pioneering icons; Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The duo’s take on Anthrax’s “Caught In A Mosh” has been shared, to coincide with the EP’s pre-order/pre-save here. In addition, the single’s sleeve artwork was designed by none other than Anthrax drummer, Charlie Benante.
Check out their version of the thrash classic here:
Discussing the release, Josh Rand tells us:
“Recording a Big F.O.U.R. cover EP is something that I have wanted to do for a very very long time, and last Fall I decided to finally do it with THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT. Without these four bands (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer) my musical career wouldn’t be where it is today. In some ways, you could say this project is paying homage to them or, how I see it, a return to where it all started in my parent’s house as a teenager trying to learn just a piece of the music. Each of the four songs that I picked were pivotal in my development as a musician. Whether it was learning the intro to ‘One’ on guitar, drums on ‘Symphony [Of Destruction]’ or bass lines in ‘Caught in A Mosh’. This EP was a true love and passion project for myself. I feel I captured the vibe and the spirit of the original but with The L.I.F.E. Project sound. Hopefully you hear it too!”
Rand continues; “‘Among the Living’ is a top three album of all-time for me, so covering ‘Caught in A Mosh’ was a no brainer for us to do.”
Casandra Carson also elaborates; “‘Caught In A Mosh’ has an infectious energy to it, and I’m absolutely stoked with how it turned out.”
Meanwhile, Anthrax’s own Frank Bello comments; “Casandra sounds great and Josh did an amazing job nailing all the parts on ‘Caught In A Mosh’ – great job guys!”
The Big Four E.P. Track Listing:
1. South of Heaven
2. Caught In A Mosh
3. Symphony of Destruction