Video: Between the Buried and Me Cover Cannibal Corpse’s “Hammer Smashed Face” Live
Summer Slaughter attendees at the August 9th show in Sacramento, CA got a special treat from headliners Between the Buried and Me: a cover of Cannibal Corpse’s “Hammer Smashed Face.”
BTBAM have a long-standing history of occasionally sprinkling covers into their set like their heroes in Dream Theater, but this one was especially notable for two reasons: 1) Unlike their usual go-tos (Rush, Pink Floyd, etc) they tackled one of the heaviest songs in existence, 2) the performance saw vocalist Tommy Rogers switch instruments with drummer Blake Richardson!
Here’s some footage via Reddit user BleedxForever (MINUS POINTS FOR FILMING IN VERTICAL MODE, YOU IDIOT!). It seems the band only played a quick segment of the song, but it’s a doozy.