Fusing the percussive force of drummer Max Portnoy with the pure, war-torn fury of vocalist and YouTube sensation Justin Bonitz, Pennsylvania nu-core metallers TALLAH have recently released a twisted adaptation of ‘Gooba’, the record-breaking new single from rapper 6IX9INE.
With 6ix9ine’s latest single reaching 43.5m views on YouTube in just 24 hours, the work of the self-proclaimed “King of New York” has been brutally reimagined by the Philadelphia four-piece, trading modern hip-hop synths and beats for an intense, distorted explosion of nu-metal influenced by the likes of Code Orange, Korn and Slipknot.
“We’ve always thought 6ix9ine songs would be fitting in a metal style, and now that he’s dropped a new song, we figured it would be the right time to give it a try”, comments band frontman Justin on Tallah’s latest cover.
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Inspired by themes poured into 6ix9ine’s original music video, Tallah’s own accompanying video for their version of ‘Gooba’ incorporates the band’s uniquely raw and somewhat “unhinged” characteristics, adopting a grittier colour palette as the band members twerk, peel potatoes and stroke cats in a suitably bizarre and unsettling fashion.
Signed to Earache Records, Tallah are expected to announce further details of a forthcoming studio album in the near future, which will serve as the follow-up to their self-titled 2018 EP ‘No One Should Read This’, which was recorded at Spin Studios (GOJIRA, LAMB OF GOD).
Tallah will release a new single ‘The Silo’ on June 5th. You can see more from Tallah via this link, and view more Earache artists and news via their website.