Melodic metal tribute band Union Black – a group spearheaded by Gruesome drummer and former Malevolent Creation drummer Gus Rios – has released a music video for their cover of “What’s On Your Mind” by new-wave icons Information Society. The clip was directed by Ileana Frey of Blind Beast Productions. Rios, who does vocals and plays guitar for Union Black, comments:

“I’ve had this idea floating around for over fifteen years. Insert a global pandemic, over a year off from practically any musical activity, almost dying from COVID…and I finally made it happen! For our cover of ‘What’s On Your Mind’ by Information Society, I was simply humming the verse melody in my head one day and couldn’t remember what song it was! Then it hit me and I thought ‘man, this would make such a killer metal tune!’

I went into my studio and tracked the whole thing myself. Hector (Rios) added synths and I sent it off to Matt Laplant (Skindred, Nonpoint, Sikth) to mix and master. We couldn’t be happier with the end result! The video was shot and directed by Ileana Frey of Blind Beast Productions. My concept was to have a visual contrast which to me is similar to what we do musically. One part brutal metal and one part beautiful melody.”

“What’s On Your Mind”, along with their cover of Type O Negative’s “Christian Woman”, are available for free via the group’s Bandcamp.

[via Metal Insider]