Richmond, Virginia post-metallers Inter Arma have released a cover of the Prince classic “Purple Rain.”
The song appears on the band’s impending covers album, ‘Garbers Days Revisited,’ which officially drops on July 10th through Relapse Records (pre-order).
The upcoming record also sees Inter Arma covering songs by Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Venom, Cro-Mags, and others.
Regarding the Prince cover, here’s more info from Inter Arma:
This was never meant to be heard publicly. It was meant to be outrageous- to be played late at night while laughing and drinking beer with our friends. Because that’s what this is: Inter Arma covering the greatest pop song of the 1980s, and arguably of all time, by Prince, who HATED when people covered his music.
The vocals were done in one take by the drummer and not pitch corrected, because who else can sing like that? Prince. So we opted to stay honest and simple because we never thought that the general public would hear it. Once Relapse heard it there was a little bit of back and forth between the two camps and it was decided, reluctantly, to be included on the record.
We hope everyone enjoys this and gets a little bit of a chuckle because I think we could all use that right about now. Stay safe, stay outrageous, BLM.