On August 4, a new group calling themselves Doom Side of the Moon will release a tribute LP covering Pink Floyd's immensely popular album, The Dark Side of the Moon. Listen to their heavy version of "Money" above.
Doom Side of the Moon is a new project consisting of The Sword guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie, and drummer Santiago Vela III. The band also features fellow Austin, Texas natives Alex Marrero (Brownout vocalist), Jason Frey (Black Joe Lewis saxophonist), and Joe Cornetti (Croy & The Boys keyboardist).
The band transform the classic 1973 Pink Floyd track with brutal guitar riffs and pounding drums, while staying true to the original tune. The rhythm picks up halfway into the song with swirling riffs, hypnotic organ, and a psychedelic guitar solo. In a statement, Kyle Shutt shared his inspiration for making this album:
The idea came to me after getting baked and wanting to hear a heavy version of "Time." I thought, why not just cover the whole album? After sitting down and working out some loose concepts, the arrangement for "Money" materialized and I realized that I could totally do this if I assembled the right band. It felt a little strange messing with someone's legacy, but I'm treating it as a celebration of one of the greatest bands to ever rock, a party that everyone is invited to
Pick up Doom Side of the Moon at the band's webstore.
Doom Side of the Moon will be performing The Dark Side of the Moon on August 5, 2017 at Emo's in Austin TX. For more, check out The Sword Zumic artist page.