Credit: Jeff ForneyThe expansion of Avenged Sevenfold‘s album The Stage continues with a cover of “Retrovertigo,” a song originally recorded by Mr. Bungle, one of Faith No More frontman Mike Patton‘s many side projects. You can listen to the track, and watch its accompanying video, now via NME.com.
“We’re massive fans of Mr. Bungle,” says frontman M. Shadows. “‘Retrovertigo’ is one of their softer songs and a particular favorite of ours and we thought it’d be a fun twist to make a heavy version.”
“We hope this song encourages the uninitiated to dig a little deeper into the brilliant world of Mr. Bungle,” Shadows continues. “Mike Patton is one of the greatest vocalists of our generation and it was pretty daunting for me to sing one of his songs, but we had a great time recording this track.”
The “Retrovertigo” cover is Avenged Sevenfold’s second addition to The Stage, which the band is turning into a “living piece of art.” The first was a rendition of the Mexican folk song “Malaguena Salerosa,” which features Shadows singing in Spanish.
Avenged Sevenfold will resume their tour opening for Metallica July 5 in Orlando. They’ll also play a number of headlining and festival dates throughout the summer.
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