Boring road trips are about to get a lot more metal, as the song “99 Bottles of Beer” is recorded by members of 99 death metal bands. According to Fulgora bassist John Jarvis (via MetalSucks), he is teaming up with Cattle Decapitation’s Derek Engemann to establish a huge roster of musicians pulled from some of metals heaviest acts to record the classic tune. So far, acts that have been tapped (like a beer tap….get it?) include:
More info is yet to come, but for now, that is a pretty brutal list. It should also be really cool to hear what kind of a musical product this turns out to be. Presumably, it will feature one verse by each band, meaning 99 different renditions of the four bar verse.
The track, which should clock in at somewhere between 20-30 minutes depending on the tempo (220 bpm blast beats anyone?) is expected to be completed by the end of the summer and to be released on the B-side of Engemann’s side project The Houndz upcoming record Boozehounds EP.