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Wolves At The Gate Announce Covers Album ‘Lost In Translation’

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Wolves At The Gate have been spending their 2023 doing something a little bit different. Following the release of their 2022 full-length Eulogies, the band have been paying tribute to some of the acts that have made them who they are. First, they covered their Columbus neighbors Twenty One Pilots in the form of a crushing version of “Heathens“. Then they stepped into the Thirty Seconds To Mars void with a caustic take on “Attack“. And then there was their intimate version of Jon Bellion’s forward-thinking pop epic “Stupid Deep“. Well, all this experimenting was heading to where we are now. The announcement of a full covers album.

It’s going to be called Lost In Translation and will be released on September 22 via Solid State Records. The artwork looks like this:

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And the all-important tracklisting looks like this. It spans from emo to nu-metal to bedroom pop and back again. It is stacked, basically:

01. “Heathens” (Twenty One Pilots)
02. “Breaking The Habit”(Linkin Park)
03. “Sweetness”(Jimmy Eat World)
04. “Pardon Me”(Incubus)
05. “WHEN I WAS OLDER”(Billie Eilish)
06. “Stupid Deep” (Jon Bellion)
07. “The Pretender”(Foo Fighters)
08. “Apocalypse Please”(Muse)
09. “Diamond Eyes”(Deftones)
10. “Attack” (Thirty Seconds To Mars)

To celebrate the announcement, Wolves At The Gate have shared another one of the covers. And it is “Pardon Me” by the iconic Incubus. Taking all of the shimmering atmospheres of the original and injecting a streak of metalcore intensity, it is a wonderful tribute to one of the most influential songs of a generation.

Vocalist/Guitarist Steve Cobucci had this explanation for why they chose the cover:

“An obvious theme through these covers is the unique nature of each one of these artists, and Incubus is no exception. We all have memories of when we first heard the band and how inspiring their creativity is. Personally, I remember buying their Live at Red Rocks DVD that I watched more times than I can count.

I just remember thinking about how incredible Brandon’s singing was for an hour-and-a-half-long set. I also couldn’t believe how Mike was creating such incredible and huge sounds as the only guitar player.”

“It’s difficult to explain what Incubus sounds like because they are so unique. It’s always a bold move as an artist to create something so distinct and original, but an incredible payoff when you have talented musicians like the guys in Incubus. Mike Einziger’s guitar playing is just as incredible as Brandon Boyd’s singing.

Their artistry on the song made it both challenging and exciting to run with. Tracking this song was fun because we all got to do things musically that we haven’t explored much with our own music. The intricate vocals on the verse, the chop and stop drum beat, and powerful chorus were elements that we enjoyed recreating and interpreting.”

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