Last we left the groovy ghoulies from Two Minutes to Late Night, they were doing a strung-out cover of Alice In Chains’ timeless ’90s classic “Rain When I Die.” But now, it appears as though the crew has gotten into the swing of The Pit’s favorite season, having brought together a team of the metal underground’s rat-kings to play a crushing cover of “Halloween II” as originally performed by The Misfits and Samhain.
For those of you who don’t know, “Halloween II” is sort of a revision of the madcap Misfits classic “Halloween,” created after Danzig got super cereal and decided every metalhead’s favorite holiday was actually an occult werewolf ritual and not a day where anything goes. Along for the ride this time around are Dwid Hellion and Jacky (Integrity) on vocals, Abby Rhine (Life’s Question) and Gwarsenio Hall on guitars, Liam Wilson (Dillinger Escape Plan) on bass, and Danny Lorneili (Incendiary) on drums. The assembled musical monsters do an admirable job of upping the chug on the track, to make its ethereal vibe even more menacing and right-hand-path evil.
Take a bong hit from a jack o’lantern and watch “Halloween II” below:
Make sure to check out one of Two Minutes to Late Night‘s other awesome bedroom covers:
- Alice In Chains – “Rain When I Die” – Members of Mastodon, Mutoid Man, Russian Circles
- Fleetwood Mac – “You Make Loving Fun” – Marty Friedman, members of Lucifer, Mastodon, Baroness
- Robyn – “Ever Again” – Members of Mastodon, Converge, Royal Thunder, and more
- Rage Against The Machine – “Killing In The Name” – Members of Fever 333, Jesus Piece, Creeping Death
- Type O Negative – “Be My Druidess” – Members of Windhand, Fucked and Bound, and Cave In
- The Misfits – “Earth A.D.” – Members of My Chemical Romance, Hatebreed, Dillinger Escape Plan, and the E Street Band
- Rush, “Anthem” – Members of Mastodon, Coheed and Cambria, Tool, Primus
- Faith No More, “Everything Ruined”
- Bonnie Raitt, “Something to Talk About” in the style of G’N’R
- Bruce Springteen, “Candy’s Room” – Members of Slipknot, Royal Thunder
- Kate Bush, “Running Up” – Emma Ruth Rundle, members of YOB, Mastodon, OMG
- Guns N’ Roses, “Rocket Queen” – Members of Sleigh Bells, High On Fire, Poison the Well
- White Zombie, “Super Charger Heaven” – Members of Converge, Fit For An Autopsy
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Words by Chris Krovatin