Swedish epic doom metallers Sorcerer have released a new single and video – their tribute version of Black Sabbath‘s “When Death Calls” – through Metal Blade Records! Watch the video for this magnificent rendition below.
Since Sorcerer‘s latest release, “Lamenting Of The Innocent” (2020), the pandemic restrictions have impacted the whole music scene and interfered with promotional aspirations and touring. While Sorcerer‘s main focus lies on creating new material for a fourth record with Metal Blade and moving forward, the vacuum of the pandemic offered the band some spare time for a fun side project.
According to Sorcerer guitarist Peter Hallgren, “Black Sabbath is an endless source of inspiration for writing good music in whatever style of hard rock and metal.” Additionally, singer Anders Engberg says: “You can hear it in the early Sorcerer songs, that we are a lot about Black Sabbath. Maybe we tend to mix in the more melodic parts – more like the Dio and Tony Martin era albums – in the music we make today. For me ‘When Death Calls’ is one of the strongest songs I think they have written. A really doomy song, which in my opinion sounds a lot like the music we create in Sorcerer. After having a blast recording ‘Gates of Babylon’, we decided to give covering another spin. ‘When Death Calls’ was unanimously chosen as the track to go for!“
Sorcerer‘s “When Death Calls” is now streaming on all digital platforms here.
- Anders Engberg / Vocals
- Kristian Niemann / Guitars
- Peter Hallgren / Guitars
- Justin Biggs / Bass
- Richard Evensand / Drums