Chris Barnes: Vocals
Josh Hall: Drums
Ray Suhy: Guitars / Bass
Graveyard Classics returns for an unhallowed fourth installment! This time, Chris Barnes and co. pay tribute to two of metal’s most heralded legends: Iron Maiden and Judas Priest! Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest is comprised of five Judas Priest covers, and six Iron Maiden covers, handpicked by Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel. The selections include absolutely essential cuts: “Night Crawler“, “Invader“, “The Evil that Men Do“, “Stranger in a Strange Land“, and more.
Here’s what Six Feet Under founder Chris Barnes had to say about this new serving of death metal tributes: “Get ready to have your ears violated and your mind blown! ‘Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest’ just crawled out of the Heavy Metal Cemetery! Having a good time playing music is what it’s always been about since day one, and that’s what the ‘Graveyard Classics’ albums are to me… a good fucking time! On this trip down memory lane, we cover songs from Judas Priest and Iron Maiden; the two greatest metal bands of all time. I hope you all enjoy our twist on these legendary songs!“
Graveyard Classics IV: The Number of the Priest was produced by Chris Barnes and Phil Hall. Drums were tracked by Josh Hall at A.O.P. studios, and all other instruments were tracked by Ray Suhy at Cessation Engine Studios. Vocals were recorded by Carson Lehman at The Loft in Seattle, WA. The album was mixed by Jesse Kirkbride at Kirkbride Recordings in Cape Coral, FL and mastered by Alan Douches at West Westside Music. Cover art by Mike Hrubovcak.
About Six Feet Under:
Having begun as a side project while Barnes was fronting Cannibal Corpse, the band became a full-fledged and unstoppable entity in 1995, and over the course of their career they have consistently helped shape the face of death metal through their uncompromising approach to their craft. Six Feet Under is one of the longest standing and successful acts in death metal history, with all but their debut album appearing on a Billboard chart.