Testament and Arch Enemy Members Team Up for Cover of Queen’s “We are the Champions”
Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick and Arch Enemy singer Alissa White-Gluz have released a cover of Queen’s “We are the Champions” with an accompanying video. The collaboration came out of a call by Queen guitarist Brian May at the beginning of the pandemic last spring to piece together a video to honor first responders and was previously available only to Skolnick’s and White-Gluz’s Patreon followers.
Alex explained of how the video came about:
“Last spring, when lockdown ‘challenges’ were all the rage, we’d been among more than a dozen musicians and singers answering Brian May’s call in a wonderful, elaborate all-star video in tribute to first responders ([go] back to last spring to see the full version, with a different vocalist singing each line). For this we created a straight through ‘jamming’ version, with her voice straight through and remixed by yours truly (not easy, but a fun challenge!).
“This is a special video posted on both of our Patreon accounts (thank you, patrons!) as a gift during the holidays. Now we are announcing it as it is available to view for all. Enjoy!”
You can watch the video below.