Nickelback have once again expressed their love of thrash metal, revealing a desire to record an album full of Slayer covers.
When Nickelback first formed in Canada in the mid-’90s, the band were just a bunch of metalheads at heart. Spending their time playing covers of bands like Metallica and Led Zeppelin, the group soon moved on to writing originals that would end up topping the charts.
Over the years, that love of metal has appeared on the live stage, with fans being surprised at the quality of their cover of Metallica’s ‘Sad But True’.
However, it seems that the band’s hearts lie with another group from the big four, expressing a desire to cover Slayer’s greatest hits.
Check out Nickelback’s ‘Feed The Machine’:
Speaking to Wall Of Sound ahead of their Aussie tour next week, Nickelback bassist Mike Kroeger explained that the heavier sounds on 2017’s Feed The Machine could result in future records having more of a metal sound to them.
“I would love to [record a metal album],” Kroeger explained. “Metal is what makes me go, it’s what I listen to without fail.”
“If we could actually sink in and do a metal album, all four of us would love it. I know that we’re all – on differing scales – metalheads at our core. We all know everything about the Big Four – Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer.”
“I would do a Slayer cover album if I could. That’s where my heart lies. There are just never enough hours in the day to do everything, but let’s just say I wouldn’t count it out.”
While we’re not sure when or if Nickelback will ever actually record a Slayer cover album, their Metallica cover has proven that they’re actually pretty adept at the thrash-metal genre.
Who knows, maybe they’ll slip in a cover of ‘South Of Heaven’ during their set when they visit Aussie shores next week?
Check out Nickelback’s ‘Song On Fire’:
Nickelback 2019 ‘Feed The Machine’ Australian Tour
Supported by Bad Wolves
Wednesday, February 13th
Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)
Friday, February 15th
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW (All Ages)
Saturday, February 16th
Rod Laver Area, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)
Tickets available from Live Nation