Long-running Texas metal crew Upon a Burning Body are gearing up to drop their new, sixth album, Southern Hostility, June 7th via Seek and Strike; the LP sees the band getting back to their roots, which guitarist Ruben Alvarez describes succinctly as "pure heavy fucking metal!" In addition to its 10 excoriating original cuts, Southern Hostility closes with a crunchy metalized take on the Alice Cooper classic "Feed My Frankenstein." Popularized by its appearance in the 1992 movie Wayne's World, the original song features guest appearances by Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx and Elvira.
"In a world filled with ultra-sensitive, politically correct keyboard worriers, there isn't a better time for the original shock rocker, Alice Cooper, to come and shake things up," guitarist Ruben Alvarez enthuses. "When we saw that he was hitting the road again, it was a no-brainer to pay tribute to the man himself. We were searching for a song that had that nostalgic feel and would be a great sing-along, especially for all the fans who probably remember Alice from Wayne's World.
"We saw many parallels to UABB and Cooper in the way that he has so many different types of songs and messages. He's able to have fun, but lay down the feels with a strong message. Cooper was also the very first concert that [UABB vocalist] Danny Leal ever went to! We are all huge fans and couldn't have picked a better song to cover than this. It's hype and doesn't take itself too seriously. It also has two of the best guitarist of all time!
"I think Alice would dig our take 'cause of the heavy element we added while staying true to the classic Cooper sound you definitely don't want to mess with. Party on!" Check out Upon a Burning Body's cover above, and the Coop original below.