SIX FEET UNDER Premieres IRON MAIDEN Cover Song, ‘Murders In The Rue Morgue’


On May 27th, SIX FEET UNDER will release the fourth installment of their ‘Graveyard Classics‘ series, this time paying tribute to two of metal’s most heralded legends: IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST! Entitled ‘Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest‘ and mixed by Jesse Kirkbride at Kirkbride Recordings in Cape Coral, FL, the album is comprised of five JUDAS PRIEST covers (side A), and six IRON MAIDEN covers (side B), handpicked by Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel. For a preview of the record, you can listen a the cover version of IRON MAIDEN song ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue’ below.

Chris Barnes comments: “Achtung Motherf*ckers!!! Today we release ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue’, a ‘Killer’ track (pun intended) from our upcoming album, ‘Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest’, for your listening pleasure!! Hope you enjoy it!! Hope the haters choke on it, choke on it, choke on it…Also in other Six Feet Under news – ‘Graveyard Classics The Tour’ will be invading your European community this summer, be sure to check these dates off on your calendar…This will be the first and only time we will be playing an entire set list of cover songs – something we haven’t done before – so come experience something groovy and brutal motherf*ckers! See you soon, Europe! Love, Dad.

In regards to this new serving of death metal tributes, Chris Barnes asserts: “Get ready to have your ears violated and your mind blown! ‘Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest’ just crawled out of the Heavy Metal Cemetery! Having a good time playing music is what it’s always been about since day one, and that’s what the ‘Graveyard Classics’ albums are to me… a good f*cking time! On this trip down memory lane, we cover songs from Judas Priest and Iron Maiden; the two greatest metal bands of all time. Ray Alder from Fates Warning did a guest background vocal appearance on ‘Invader’, our first single. Ray is a great friend, and an awesome vocalist, and I felt our differences in styles blended well together for the middle section and added some harmony to the rawness. I hope you all enjoy the band’s twist on these legendary songs!

Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest track-listing

Side A: Judas Priest
1. Night Crawler
2. Starbreaker
3. Genocide
4. Invader
5. Never Satisfied

Side B: Iron Maiden
6. Murders in the Rue Morgue
7. Prowler
8. Flash of the Blade
9. The Evil That Men Do
10. Stranger in a Strange Land
11. Total Eclipse

SIX FEET UNDER tour dates
June 30 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Baroeg
July 1 – Roitzschjora, Germany – With Full Force Festival
July 2 – Flensburg, Germany – Roxy
July 3 – Rostock, Germany – Alte Zuckerfabrik
July 4 – Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore
July 5 – München, Germany – Backstage
July 6 – Innsbruck, Austria – PMK
July 7 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik
July 8 – Pratteln , Switzerland – Z7
July 9 – Essen, Germany – Turock

Chris Barnes – vocals
Ray Suhy – guitars and bass
Josh Hall – drums