I love when artists take the familiar or iconic and add their own unique flavor to it. Take the Cave In cover of “I Love I Jah” by Bad Brains, for example. It’s so awesome and def a Cave In style but totally pays love and respect to the original without just biting it entirely. Peep the always frighteningly talented artist Florian Bertmer’s new art for the Coliseum/Doomriders Magic Bullet Records November reissue of the Not Of This World tribute split 7″!
Back in 2005, COLISEUM’s Ryan Patterson self-released a 12″ on his label Auxiliary which featured both his band and Boston’s DOOMRIDERS’ ultimate tribute to the almighty Danzig. Each band turned a cover of a song from the classic self-titled debut Danzig LP, with COLISEUM adding two originals and DOOMRIDERS putting up one original. A CD version of the release was also issued on the defunct Level Plane label.
While the COLISEUM material was later repackaged into a collections release on Temporary Residence, the DOOMRIDERS material remained out-of-print for many years. As part of the upcoming celebrations to commemorate Magic Bullet Records’ 20th anniversary, the label is celebrating the friends and musicians (lifers) that were a significant inspiration as the years went on, starting with a split 7″ featuring both bands’ Danzig covers from the 2005 Not Of This World split. Without question, the gentlemen that comprise(d) both bands have been essential to the growth of the label, be it releasing great music on Magic Bullet (i.e. DOOMRIDERS’ debut LP Black Thunder, DISAPPEARER’s The Clearing 2xLP/CD, the first four OLD MAN GLOOM LP’s, JESUIT’s Discography LP/CD, etc.), screening shirts for Magic Bullet bands (via Shirtkiller), booking and playing shows with Magic Bullet bands, and on and on.