Kazakh thrashers ZARRAZA have released a video for their stunning cover of SLAYER‘S classic song “Raining Blood“. The track is from their upcoming covers EP Kreated In Blood which comes out on July 8th.
The band says:
“Kreated In Blood is a dream come true. Now we got our own versions of our fave songs but infused with Kazakh ethnic. We not only destroyed these classics with our performance but asked friends to help us and bring some special flavor to the final result. I assure you there is no version of “Raining Blood” like ours! Even if you don’t like it – I bet you never heard anything like that!”
Listen to “Raining Blood”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO9lSWruRbA
Hailing from Kazakhstan, ZARRAZA are no strangers to breaking down boundaries. Despite facing skepticism in their early days, they have forged a crowd of loyal fans – both in their home country and overseas – clawing their way from obscurity to opening for the likes of ROTTING CHRIST, SEPULTURA, and TYR. Their debut LP, Necroshiva, left reviewers speechless (Metal Sucks), and earned them an 8/10 from Metal Hammer. The band has been praised for being “one of hardest working metal bands in Central Asia” (The Headbanging Moose). As proud trailblazers in the Kazakh metal scene, it is only then natural for ZARRAZA to approach these covers in Kreated in Blood by combining their unique blend of thrash, death, and groove metal with the distinctive sound of the kyl-kobyz; a centuries-old Turkic instrument.
For their take on SLAYER’s classic hit, “Raining Blood”, KREATOR’s “People of the Lie”, and GOJIRA’s “L’Enfant Sauvage”, ZARRAZA holds nothing back. The drones of throat singing, the twangs of a jaw harp, and – of course – the piercing tone of the kyl-kobyz are woven together with guitars, blast beats, and screaming to create a truly transcendental experience. By pairing time-honoured riffs from metal with the traditional sounds of their home country, Kazakhstan, ZARRAZA have created something contemporary, classic, and utterly unforgettable.
Nick Khalabuzar – Guitar/Vocal
Dan Eternal – Guitar
Ilya Morozov – Bass
Stas Nassalskiy – Drums
VK (Rus): https://vk.com/zarraza_official