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Ruby the Hatchet Unveil Cover of Uriah Heep’s “Easy Livin'”


MetalSucks’s history with psych rock outfit Ruby the Hatchet goes back quite a ways, 2013, to be exact, when we chose them as an unsigned band to participate in our Converse Rubber Tracks x MetalSucks free recording sessions. My, how far they’ve come! It always amps me up to see deserving bands become successful with hard work, perseverance and, of course, talent.

Ruby the Hatchet just unveiled a cover of Uriah Heep’s 1972 song “Easy Livin’” to pay tribute to their roots with a new music video. It’s been a staple of their recent live sets that the band finally decided to put it to tape. The group commented on the cover:

“Uriah Heep is a band favorite and still an unsung hero of sorts in our opinion. Many of their songs make our karaoke cuts, but Easy Livin’ was especially fun to figure out now that we have been toying with live three part harmonies. All of the high notes in our cover are vocally supported by Johnny, and of course Owen…still trying to put a mic in front of Lake. Plus, when you have someone like Sean playing organ, a Heep cover is a must.”

Ruby the Hatchey will release their three full-length albums and EP on limited edition, colored cassette via Brutal Panda Records on December 6; order here. The band kicks off a North American tour with Kadavar tomorrow, December 5! Dates:

12.05 Atlanta, GA • The Earl
12.06 Nashville, TN • Exit/In
12.07 Asheville, NC • The Mothlight
12.08 Richmond, VA • Richmond Music Hall
12.09 Baltimore, MD • Metro Gallery
12.11 Pittsburgh, PA • Spirit Hall
12.12 Brooklyn, NY • Saint Vitus
12.13 Philadelphia, PA • Johnny Brenda’s
12.14 Boston, MA • Once Ballroom
12.15 Montreal, QC • Foufounes Electrique
12.16 Ottawa, ON • Cafe Dekcuf
12.17 Toronto, ON • Lee’s Place
12.18 Detroit, MI • El Club
12.19 Cleveland, OH • Grog Shop
12.20 Chicago, IL • Avondale Music Hall
12.21 Minneapolis, MN • Fine Line Music Hall

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