February 25, 2022 marked the 30th anniversary of Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power, one of heavy music’s most influential albums. To pay homage to this historic release, Spirit Adrift, from Austin, Texas, covered “Hollow”.
“Vulgar Display of Power had a huge influence on my understanding of powerful songwriting, memorable arrangements, riffs, drums, vocals, and heavy metal in general,” says Nate Garrett (guitar and vocals of Spirit Adrift).
“I studied the whole album from an early age, and the track that stood out to me the most was always ‘Hollow.’ Covering such a great song by such a legendary band is not something I took lightly. I channeled every ounce of obsession and attention to detail into our release, making sure we honored the original song while introducing some of our trademark elements to make it our own. Pantera is one of those bands that taught me how to play music, and I hope Spirit Adrift’s version of “Hollow” does justice to their legacy. “
Spirit Adrift’s cover of “Hollow” aired on Jose Mangin’s SiriusXM Liquid Metal yesterday and now, early tracks on the web courtesy of Revolver Magazine – watch the “Hollow” viewer and read a Q&A with Nate Garrett via Revolver (or share the track directly from YouTube).
Look out for more music from Spirit Adrift soon, as they prepare to embark on some heavy touring in April. After a warm-up show in Austin, TX, they will travel to Europe to support YOB heavyweights and play Desertfest in London and Berlin. For more information on Spirit Adrift and to see their full list of tour dates, visit their website here.