Omnium Gatherum Covers Michael Sembello's “Maniac”
Finnish melodic death metal band Omnium Gatherum, consisting of Jukka Pelkonen (vocals), Markus Vanhala (guitar), Nick Cordle (guitar), Aapo Koivisto (keyboards), Mikko Kivistö (bass) and Atte Pesonen (drums), will release their upcoming 4-track EP “Slasher” on June 2, 2023 via Century Media Records.
From the EP, the band released a cover of American singer and guitarist Michael Sembello's “Maniac” on April 11, 2023.
The original version of the song was released by Michael Sembello from the 1983 film “Flashdance” soundtrack.
It was written by Dennis Matkosky and Michael Sembello. The cover version was produced by Markus Vanhala.
The accompanying music video was directed by Jari Heino.
The band frontman Jukka Pelkonen said of the song, "This classic pop song is shapeshifting into Omnium Gatherum style of modern melodic death metal blast! Here is something to dance and headbang to in summertime!”
Guitarist Markus Vanhala added, “I heard it from the start with this classic 80’s banger that it had all the usual OG elements there, our band just had to play this and turn this to OG song! Get your upcoming summer spiced with this one and it’s gonna be a good one!”
- Photo by Terhi Ylimäinen
- source : Apple Music