Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Gets a Doom Metal Tribute
Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon album has been down the Yellow Brick Road, inspired countless laser light shows and earned a place of honor in Billboard chart history ... and now, at long last, it's gotten the doom metal treatment.
The idea for the project, dubbed Doom Side of the Moon, comes courtesy of Kyle Shutt, guitarist for the Sword, who rounded up some of his bandmates and an array of additional personnel to put together a roster of musicians for the album. It was released in August 2017 to commemorate Pink Floyd's 50th anniversary.
“The idea came to me after getting baked and wanting to hear a heavy version of 'Time,'" Shutt explained. "I thought, why not just cover the whole album? After sitting down and working out some loose concepts, the arrangement for 'Money' materialized, and I realized that I could totally do this if I assembled the right band. It felt a little strange messing with someone’s legacy, but I’m treating it as a celebration of one of the greatest bands to ever rock, a party that everyone is invited to."
That party is available for your listening pleasure above. And there's more on the way. Shutt is releasing an Encore EP on March 16 that gives a similar treatment to "Have a Cigar," "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" and "Wish You Were Here." You can pre-order it here.
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