Friday, August 24, 2012

Oceano Covered Jimi Hendrix!

Sometime last year the people behind the game Homefront, which didn't fare too fantastically in the video game world, despite being a pretty good game, got a bunch of bands including As I Lay Dying, The Acacia Strain, Periphery, and of course Oceano together to record covers of popular war songs, mostly by older metal bands. Apparently though, Oceano had recorded two covers, one of which never made it to the album, and on top of that the studio and the band never got paid for it by Earache. So in response to this, the studio released the song for free.

Here is Oceano's cover of 'Machine Gun' by Jimi Hendrix:

If you were expecting a straight cover, you'll be disappointed, the band have definitely transformed the song into a deathcore track. It's not half bad, and hey it's free.

Here's the official statement from the studio Bota Werks:
“Enjoy a unreleased track by Oceano that covered Jimi Hendrix “Machine Gun” for the Homefront Soundtrack. Because Earache Records got up front money to be given to the band and studio but as all great record companies do they never paid out the band nor BOTA for recording and mixing this song we figure lets let the world hear it for FREE. Thanks Earache Records for spending our money!!”

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