Los Angeles quartet Volumes have shared a cover of Pantera’s iconic track “Rise” from the watershed album “Vulgar Display of Power” (1992). The band released its homage to the metal legends on Dec. 8, 2022, the 18th anniversary of the death of guitarist Dimebag Darrell.
“Members of the band, past and present, have been huge fans of Pantera,” bassist Raad Soudani said. “However, the inspiration to cover this song came lightly. I was at the gym, and Pantera came on shuffle. My thought process was, ‘Pantera rules. It would be cool if Volumes covered a song.’ Everyone else was down, and we went to work. We chose this particular album and song because the album is on its 30th anniversary, and ‘Rise’ speaks volumes to the culture of the world not only when it was originally written, but even today. It also rips. During the mixing process, we wanted to stay true to their sound, while implementing ours.”
Volumes initially entered the scene with 2010’s “The Concept of Dreaming” EP, gaining momentum with “Via” (2011) and “No Sleep” (2014) before serving up “Different Animals” in 2017. The latter boasted the fan favorite “Feels Good,” which racked up over 13 million Spotify streams. Following the “Coming Clean” EP, Volumes released its most recent album, “Happier?,” in 2021.
Pantera—with guitarist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne) and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax) joining classic members Phil Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass)—recently performed its first live shows in over 20 years.
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