Monday, October 07 2013 21:33

Covered: Listen to EarlyRise take on KoRn with "Narcissistic Cannibal"

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It's been awhile since I've posted a "Covered" entry here on The Rock Father, but tonight I've got one that's too interesting to pass up. When Rocksmith 2014 hit's the streets on October 22, players will notice a track by a relative unknown tucked in among hits from PARAMORE, RISE AGAINST, SLAYER and PANTERA. "Wasteland" is a 2011 track from EarlyRise that's included in the game, but it's not that track that prompted this post. It's their recent piano-driven acoustic cover of KORN's "Narcissistic Cannibal" that intrigued me. Give it a listen...

Curious to learn more about EasyRise? Check out their official site. And, if you're interested in Rocksmith (coming to XBOX 360, Playstation 3, PC/MAC), check out the tracklisting below:

Rocksmith 2014: The Tracklist thus far...

  1. Aerosmith – Walk This Way
  2. Alice in Chains – Stone
  3. Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
  4. Avenged Sevenfold – Bat Country
  5. B’z — Ultra Soul
  6. Bob Dylan – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  7. EarlyRise – Wasteland
  8. Iron Maiden – The Trooper
  9. Jack White – Sixteen Saltines
  10. Kiss – Rock And Roll All Nite
  11. La Sera – Love That’s Gone
  12. Mastodon – Blood and Thunder
  13. Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
  14. Pantera – Cemetery Gates
  15. Paramore – Now
  16. R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
  17. Radiohead – Paranoid Android
  18. Red Fang – Wires
  19. Rise Against – Savior
  20. Screaming Females – Rotten Apple
  21. Slayer – War Ensemble
  22. Splashh – All I Wanna Do
  23. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
  24. The Rolling Stones – Paint It, Black
  25. The Shins – For A Fool
  26. The Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock (pre-order bonus)
  27. The Smashing Pumpkins – The Chimera
  28. The Who – My Generation
  29. Weezer – Say It Ain’t So
  30. White Zombie – Thunder Kiss ‘65

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