Melbourne metalcore four-piece Void Of Vision have shared a cover of Slipknot’s “Psychosocial,” with special guest appearances from Marcus Bridge (Northlane), Sean Harmanis (Make Them Suffer) and Ryan Siew (Polaris). Listen to the song now below.
The collaboration comes as part of a Metal Hammer compilation CD paired with the magazine’s special Slipknot edition last month. The likes of Cursed Earth (“People=Shit”), Hacktivist (“Duality”) and Employed To Serve (“Purity”) also lend their skills to the CD, resulting in an absolutely pummeling compilation of covers.
Though an appreciation for Slipknot spawned later in his musical journey, Void Of Vision lead vocalist Jack Bergin explains that he immediately became hooked on the unique quality and sheer aggression of the collective. With “Psychosocial” cemented as a personal favourite, it only seemed natural that the band would choose this to sink their teeth into.
On recording the cover, Bergin adds: “When we got the offer from Metal Hammer we were at the final stages of finishing our album ‘Hyperdaze’ and the lethargy was kicking in – a small refresher in the form of recording this cover definitely helped bring back the passion and energy to the final process of the record.
“The whole idea for the collaboration stemmed from us wanting to build on what was shaping up to be a normal run of the mill cover, and to catch some attention and have as much fun with it as we could. We also wanted to show the UK/Europe how a group of Australian musicians could tackle such an undoubtedly influential song to each and every one of us.
“I think we organised it all in literally a day, everyone was that keen to jump in on it that the rest of the story just wrote itself. We get to tour with friend’s bands through music all the time, but getting to work with them on the recording aspect of it is a whole new level of satisfying.”
Last month, the band announced details of their forthcoming sophomore album Hyperdaze, out September 13th, 2019 via UNFD. Fans can watch the music video for the first single, “Hole In Me“, here: http://bit.ly/2Z3N7Zf. Hyperdaze is available to pre-save here: https://unfd.lnk.to/PresaveHyperdaze.
Following the release of Hyperdaze, the band will tour throughout Australia in support of Northlane, as well as take to Heaven And Hell Festival alongside the likes of The Amity Affliction, Crossfaith, Underoath, Make Them Suffer and Trophy Eyes. For a full list of tour dates, please see below.
Void of Vision Upcoming Tour Dates:
September 14 – Riverstage, Brisbane AUS @ Heaven and Hell Festival
October 11 – UNSW Roadhouse, Sydney AUS
October 12 – The Triffid, Brisbane AUS (SOLD OUT)
October 17 – 170 Russell, Melbourne AUS
October 18 – 170 Russell, Melbourne AUs (SOLD OUT)
October 19 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide AUS (SOLD OUT)
November 22 – Germany Karlsruhe @ Weiße Rose
November 23 – France Paris @ Le Gibus
November 24 – Belgium Antwerp @ Zappa
November 26 – UK Leeds @ Stylus
November 27 – UK Manchester @ Academy 2
November 28 – UK Southampton @ Engine Rooms
November 29 – UK Glasgow @ Garage
November 30 – UK Birmingham @ o2 Academy 2
December 1 – UK London @ Electric Brixton
December 3 – Netherlands Haarlem @ Patronaat
December 4 – Denmark Copenhagen @ Hotel Cecil
December 5 – Sweden Eskilstuna @ Lokomotivet
December 7 – Finland Helsinki @ On the Rocks
December 9 – Sweden Gothenburg @ Trädgårn
December 10 – Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle
December 11 – Germany Berlin @ SO36
December 12 – Poland Warsaw @ Proxima
December 13 – Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
December 14 – Czech Rep Prague @ Palac Akropolis
December 15 – Austria Wien @ Flex
December 17 – Germany München @ Backstage
December 18 – Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
December 19 – Luxemburg Luxemburg @ den Atelier
December 20 – Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
December 21 – Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof