Listen: Corey Taylor Covers Metallica’s “Holier Than Thou”
Corey Taylor’s version of “Holier Than Thou” is the latest cover to surface from The Metallica Blacklist, an upcoming album that features 50+ artists spanning a vast range of genres covering songs from Metallica’s Black Album, in celebration of its 30th anniversary.
(Ghost’s cover of “Enter Sandman” was released today as well; check that out here.)
Taylor plays it pretty close to the original on this one, unlike some of the other artists involved with this series who took great artistic liberties with their arrangements. It’s basically Metallica sung by Corey Taylor. Which is fine! It’s tougher to put a “spin” on a cover from within your own genre. And everyone knows how much we love Corey Taylor forever and ever ever.
Other artists who submitted covers to The Metallica Blacklist include Miley Cyrus, Volbeat, Weezer, Biffy Clyro, Chris Stapleton, Royal Blood, Ghost, the Hu, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Chad Smith, Phoebe Bridgers, and more. That comes out on October 1, while a super-duper-extra-special-deluxe thirtieth anniversary reissue of the Black Album arrives today, September 10.
Metallica have been deep in “some pretty serious writing” for their next album since last November with the most recent update, indicating ten songs were partially written, coming this past May via frontman James Hetfield.
Upcoming Metallica live dates:
9/24/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center [tickets]
9/26/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center [tickets]
10/8/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park [tickets]
10/10/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park [tickets]
11/4/21 – Hollywood, FL — Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino [tickets]
11/12/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [tickets]
11/14/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [tickets]
12/17/21 — San Francisco, CA — Chase Center [fan club only]
12/19/21 — San Francisco, CA — Chase Center [fan club only]
6/15/22 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark [tickets]
6/17/22 – Firenze Rocks – Florence, Italy [tickets]
6/19/22 – Prague Rocks – Prague, Czech Republic [tickets]
6/22/22 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium [tickets]
7/1/22 – Mad Cool – Madrid, Spain [tickets]
7/6/22 – NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal [tickets]