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New Years Day give Pantera “F*cking Hostile” cover an acoustic twist

The band revisited their Pantera cover during a visit to Z93 studios on Friday.

May 11, 2019
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New Years Day kicked off 2018 with the release of their EP Diary Of A Creep, and boy was it chock-full of awesome rock covers! Fast forward to 2019 and the band are revisiting their iconic Pantera cover, giving it the acoustic makeover we never knew we needed.

Check out the acoustic version of “Fucking Hostile” below!

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New Years Day revisited their cover yesterday, May 10 during a visit to Z93 studios in Michigan.

The band’s original cover of “Fucking Hostile” was released in January 2018, during which vocalist Ash Costello revealed to AP that she had been a Pantera fan since she was a teenager.

“When I was in high school, there were different groups of kids. The goth kids. The ska kids. The punk kids. The metal kids. I had ins with all of them. The metal gang was all about the music. Every lunchtime, it was only about listening to each other’s favorite metal songs together at our table in the school quad. The bands we played ranged from Iron Maiden and Megadeath to Slayer and Cradle of Filth. But one band really did it for me. Fucking Pantera. The guitar riffs. The guitar tone. The songs’ subject matter. The way they looked. Something about it just felt like mine. And above all the other songs, after all this time, ‘Fucking Hostile’ still makes every single one of my ‘before I hit the stage’ playlists. It has shaped a lot of my musical songwriting preferences, and it’s what I base a lot of New Years Day’s music on.”

Check out the band’s acoustic performance below.

The band are currently on tour with Ice Nine Kills and From Ashes To New as support on Falling In Reverse’s headliner. Following that, the band will embark on their first-ever headlining tour. Check out the dates below with tickets available here.


05/11 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues+
05/12 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues+
05/14 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre+
05/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot+
05/17 – Boise, ID @ Revolution+
05/18 – Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theatre+
05/19 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market+
05/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom+
05/22 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades+
05/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern+
05/25 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma*
06/13 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
06/14 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
06/16 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
06/17 – Tucson, AZ @ Club XS
06/20 – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
06/21 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
06/23 – New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
06/25 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
06/26 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
06/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
07/01 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
07/02 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
07/04 – Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus
07/05 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
07/06 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
07/09 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
07/10 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
07/12 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
07/13 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
07/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
07/16 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
07/19 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
08/02 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater

* New Years Day festival date
+ Falling In Reverse dates

What do you think of this cover’s acoustic twist? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.