Under the video, Heafy says “If you're familiar with my musical path, you know that before Trivium, I tried out for a pop punk band with the song 'Dammit' by Blink-182, and never made it in the band. Defeated, I was about to give up on music, until I stumbled upon The Black Album by Metallica. You know the rest.”
The cover is of Blink-182's “Dammit” ala In Flames and Johnny Cash, and if you can't even begin to imagine what that Frankenstein combo would sound like, check out the video below! Spoiler alert: it's amazing.
Heafy writes, “I've always loved Blink, and I wanted to cover “Dammit”, but I knew it had to be different. I thought in my head, 'How would In Flames Jester Race/ Whoracle/ Colony -era do “Dammit”?' Musically, this is that result. Vocally, I wanted to stick with that Johnny Cash covers album sorta range, but add in the fun harmonies that I love to do. The result is something I'm definitely proud of.”
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