This Metal Cover of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA Theme Is Rad as Heck

It’s time we all accepted the fact that The Legend of Zelda is metal. From its dark, epic dungeons to its intricate iconography to Ganondorf (the most metal villain in all of video games), The Legend of Zelda has metal running through its veins. Once you accept this truth, it will make perfect sense that metalcore giants August Burns Red unleashed an epic cover of the Zelda theme.This epic cover will appear on August Burns Red’s new Phantom Sessions EP,  which is out February 8 via Fearless Records. The track is lead by August Burns Red bassist Dustin Davidson who actually performed the cover on guitar and is a life long Zelda devotee (he even has a Zelda leg sleeve tattoo).

“For the cover, I wanted to do a mash-up of not only the original theme, but other pieces from the game as well, and since the dungeon theme flirts with the diminished scale, it just made sense to put it into a metal cover,” Davidson told us. The result of this mash-up is a furious and melodic number that stands on its own as a kick-ass song but also invokes the feeling of wielding the Master Sword against a horde of Bokoblins.It’s clear that this ripping cover comes from a place of true love. Davidson has been obsessed with The Legend of Zelda for most of his life. “Out of all of the games that I played growing up, I easily logged the most time into Zelda,” he said. “My brother and I would come home from school, race to finish our homework and fight over who got to play.”So, the good news is that one man’s love of the franchise has finally given The Legend of Zelda the metal theme it deserves. Throw up some horns, listen to metal, and play Zelda; that’s how you live life to the fullest.
August Burns Red’s Phantom Sessions EP is available everywhere on February 8th from Fearless Records. Check out the track listing below and stream/buy a copy of The Legend of Zelda  here.
Phantom Sessions EP:
“The Legend of Zelda”
“Coordinates” (Reprise)
“The Frost” (Midi Version)
Images: Artist, Nintendo

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