Last we heard from the shoemaker elves at Two Minutes to Late Night, they were ringing in the cold season with a little pagan battle metal courtesy of Thin Lizzy. But now, as though realizing they covered a goddamn Christmas song on Halloween, the Two live crew have decided to go dark and autumnal with an extra-spooky cover of “Mother of Mercy” by Samhain, the band Glenn Danzig performed in between The Misfits and his solo career.
This celebration of November going fire has a pretty solid line-up — performing “Mother of Mercy” are Brooks Harlan (War On Women) and Brain McClelland (Fucked and Bound) on guitar, Nate Newton (Converge) on bass, Andy Granelli (The Distillers) on drums, and of course Gwarsenio Hall doing his best Evil Elvis on vocals. The track is certainly gothy and heavy, but still manages to take part in heavy metal’s most honored tradition: snickering at Danzig.
Relive the brown-leaf vertigo with “Mother of Mercy” below:
And if this one doesn’t make you pine for Halloween 2021 already, watch one of Two Minutes‘ other covers:
- Thin Lizzy – “Emerald” – Members of Spirit Adrift, Pallbearer, Old Man Gloom, Lo-Pan
- Oingo Boingo – “Dead Man’s Party” – Members of Dethklok, Protest the Hero, the Iron Maidens
- The Misfits/Samhain – “Halloween II” – Members of Dillinger Escape Plan, Incendiary, Integrity
- 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