Asking Alexandria Cover Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Closer’ for ‘Punk Goes ’90s Vol. 2′
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The second volume of ‘Punk Goes ’90s’ will be released April 1, and it features modern artists covering classic ’90s tracks. Prior to the disc’s release, fans can check out the lyric video for Asking Alexandria‘s version of the Nine Inch Nails classic ‘Closer’ (watch above).
Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce talks about why they chose to cover that song: “Growing up in the ’90s means that all of us have a soft spot for ’90s jams from the weird and wonderful, to the cheesy boy bands to the dirty and grungy!”
Bruce continues, “So when we were approached about being on the second ‘Punk Goes 90s’ compilation we just had to do it. Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Closer’ is one of those gritty, dirty tunes from the ’90s that made the era so great! It’s seedy, grimy, strip club music at its finest!”
Some of the other artists and songs on ‘Punk Goes ’90s Vol. 2′ include Memphis May Fire doing Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Interstate Love Song,’ The Color Morale covering Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong,’ Motionless in White tackling Rammstein’s ‘Du Hast’ and Falling In Reverse getting their rap on with Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise.’ Pre-order packages are available here.
Asking Alexandria will return to North America in March for the ‘Break Down the Walls‘ tour. Supporting them on the trek that begins March 12 in McAllen, Texas will be August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire and Born of Osiris.