Today Italian groove thrash metallers EXTREMA release the new single “The Ripper”, with all proceeds going to Italian Covid-19 relief. The track was recorded during their last album “Headbanging Forever” recording sessions.
The track is available on all digital outlets, with all profits from downloads and streams donated to Italian Civil Protection, who is at the frontlines of the war on Covid-19, coordinating the nation’s pandemic response with Italy’s Ministry of Health.
Mastermind and guitar player Tommy Massara comments: “Our cover of ‘The Ripper’ was originally conceived as a bonus track of ‘Headbanging Forever’ for the Japanese market. As we did not find the sought license in Japan, the song was closed in a drawer. To me Coronavirus is like Jack the Knife hitting you from behind, so I felt the need to release the song as digital single. All the royalty’s proceeds will be donated to the Italian Civil Protection. I discussed about it with Gabri, Frullo and Tiziano, and they accepted enthusiastically. I hope you enjoy our version of this timeless Judas Priest’s classic hit”.
EXTREMA’s singer Tiziano “Titian” Spigno adds: “This emergency, which arrived in the midst of our Italian tour, caught everyone unprepared. During these times music, books, movies, and art in general, although so badly affected, in many cases are a refuge for those people isolated at home, managing to get a few moments of serenity. Extrema want to contribute with this cover, recorded during the recording session of ‘Headbanging Forever’”.
EXTREMA tour dates have been rescheduled as follows:
12 Bolzano IT – Pippostage
26 Roma IT – Defrag
27 Milano IT – Milano Headbanging Fest @ Magazzini Generali
07 Mantova IT – ArciTom
The album “Headbanging Forever” is available as CD Digipack Deluxe and Vinyl Gatefold Limited Coloured Edition with signed poster. Order it now here: http://bit.ly/EXTREMA_Store
More about “Headbanging Forever”:
‘Headbanging Forever’ OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/CIx6t9YXE6o
‘For The Loved And The Lost’ OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/GlKb41YW5I8
‘Pitch Black Eyes’ OFFICIAL LYRICS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/zN-r_YPshs4
‘For The Loved And The Lost’ drum-playthrough video: https://youtu.be/7XTdXOaihgY
Trailer#1 ‘The Writing Process’: https://youtu.be/Lu_LWGoTZ6w
Trailer #2 ‘Band’s History’: https://youtu.be/ivH8WAITlmc
Trailer #3 ‘The new songs’: https://youtu.be/IWdMFYlEusU
Tiziano “Titian” Spigno – Vocals
Tommy Massara – Guitars
Gabri Giovanna – Bass
Francesco “Frullo” Larosa – Drums