Published Sep 27, 2017Hollow Earth didn't warn Houston when they went into orbit with a pair of 2016 releases — the Parting Remains EP and Dead Planet album — and 2017 is continuing that trend with a cover of Failure's "Heliotropic" debuting as the first episode of Silver Bullet Studios' "Silver Bullet Influences" series.
The band show little of their metalcore past, instead providing an answer as to where their "sci-fi-based space rock-influenced doom/sludge" sound came from. Instead, the cover is fairly faithful to the original, with guitarist/vocalist Mike Moynihan leading the vocal charge with some effect-laden crooning, though the bottom-end is a bit more booming here, with crunching dirges backed by vocalist/bassist Steve Muczynski's growling.
The accompanying video enhances impact; though a fairly standard performance clip, the contrast-heavy, blue-lit footage is visually interesting enough to keep you watching for its seven-minute runtime.
Hollow Earth will spend the next month on their namesake planet, primarily in Canada, supporting Every Time I Die and Knocked Loose. Who knows if they'll play this song live, but the possibility of seeing the look of confusion on the faces of mosh-ready fans is worth the price of admission.
Find the tour dates and video below.
09/27 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
09/29 Halifax, NS - The Marquee Ballroom
09/30 Moncton, NB - The Caveau
10/01 Fredericton, NB - Capital Complex
10/03 Jonquiere, QC - 4 Barils
10/04 Quebec City, QC - L'Anti
10/05 Sherbrooke, QC - Le Magog
10/06 Ottawa, ON - Bronson Centre
10/07 Timmins, ON - The Working Class
10/09 Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
10/10 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
10/12 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
10/13 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
10/14 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
10/15 Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
10/16 Billings, MT - Pub Station
10/18 Fargo, ND - Sanctuary Events Center
10/19 Sioux Falls, SD - Icon Lounge
10/20 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon