Sumerian Records Cover Album
2014-03-26 by River Tam | 55 Comments

Sumerian Records have announced that they have gotten twelve of their bands together and recorded a cover of Florence + The Machine's album Ceremonials (also including a cover of the band's hit song "Dog Days Are Over"), cleverly
titled Florence + the Sphinx. Due out May 13, pre-orders are currently available from Sumerian's website. A track list, as well as three of the covers, can be found below.

Track List

1. Periphery - Only If For A Night
2. Stick To Your Guns - Dog Days Are Over
3. Ben Bruce (of Asking Alexandria) - Shake It Out
4. Darkest Hour - Spectrum
5. Miss Fortune - No Light, No Light
6. Fever Dreamer - Leave My Body
7. Born of Osiris - Seven Devils
8. Come The Dawn - What The Water Gave Me
9. Upon A Burning Body - Lover To Lover
10. Mike Semesky (of Intervals) - Hearlines
11. Dead Letter Circus - Remain Nameless
12. City In The Sea - All This And Heaven Too







To read more, including Sumerian Record's co-founder Ash Avildsen's reason for the album, follow the link below:
www.altpress.com/news/entry/sumerian_records_announce_florence_the_machine_cov er_album_stream_three_cov

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ConcubinaryCode
March 26th 2014

2062 Comments


I'm interested in the darkest hour cover.

mindleviticus
March 26th 2014

8201 Comments


wtf is this

climactic
March 26th 2014

18630 Comments


the stupidest thing ever thats what it is

TooLateToGoBack
March 26th 2014

1759 Comments


Whoa at those STYG cleans

emester
March 26th 2014

2617 Comments


probs gonna be a tidal wave of liquid shit

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zaruyache
March 26th 2014

6165 Comments


I know a lot of people like 'Florence, but how does this not seem super random?

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KILL
March 26th 2014

71253 Comments


dear god

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ILJ
March 26th 2014

6651 Comments


this sounds like the worst idea ever. oh god.

also like 3 years late.

Kris.
March 26th 2014

12237 Comments


what the fuck

PuddlesPuddles
March 26th 2014

4772 Comments


No Crosses tho, huh

silentstar
March 26th 2014

2243 Comments


some of the artists make sense (periphery, dead letter circus, mike semesky) but I can't wait to hear the breakdown-versions of seven devils and lover to lover

OwMySnauze
March 26th 2014

936 Comments


The periphery track sucks.

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Fieryfenderz
March 26th 2014

1434 Comments


Periphery track wasn't bad, since it wasn't just 8th string wankery. STYG cleans are awesome. What the Water Gave me is shit though. Really random album idea, but I'm a sucker for a good cover.

TheGreatQ
March 26th 2014

1328 Comments


what fieryfenderz said [2]

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MeatSalad
March 26th 2014

14429 Comments


...why???

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ReAnimator
March 26th 2014

309 Comments


What in fuckdom is this

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weedblunt
March 26th 2014

558 Comments


wtf

JustinKing
March 26th 2014

1294 Comments


At least this does what Ash intended. It reminded me that I need to check out Florence and the Machine. Not a big fan of any of the covers, though. However, the Stick to Your Guns track is pretty decent.

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
March 26th 2014

9835 Comments


What the fuck is this shit??? Way to desecrate Florence's music

BeneaththeDarkOcean
March 26th 2014

407 Comments


Link at the top is broken for some odd reason, takes me to a different concert page. :/ Was interested in hearing Ash's twisted reasoning for this...

TheGreatQ
March 26th 2014

1328 Comments


Weird, don't know what's up with the link.

Here's what he said:

"To me, Ceremonials by Florence + The Machine is one of the most timeless records to come out in years. The distinctive vocals and melodies, the orchestration and instrumentation, the production, the mood and the lyrics have made me enamored with the album. It is also one of the heaviest records in years to me… not in the sense of metal and aggressive vocals/guitars/drums, but in how the songs make you feel. The emotional conviction that Florence Welch gives in her delivery combined with the brilliance of Isabella “Machine” Summers and the production of Paul Epworth has made for one of my favorite albums of all time. I wanted to give Sumerian bands the platform to re-invent these songs and to hopefully bring great music to new ears all over the world who may have otherwise never experienced this album. We made an exception and included one older song from Florence’s previous record Lungs, which Stick To Your Guns did an incredible job with.. I hope you enjoy Sumerian Ceremonials and the original Ceremonials as much as I have. Thank you for taking the time to check it out." 

Rhyme
March 26th 2014

987 Comments


how peculiar

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JustinKing
March 26th 2014

1294 Comments


@Beneath Just type in "Sumerian" on the Alt Press search bar and the article comes up. In short, Ash basically said he loves the record by Florence and wanted to do this as an opportunity to give the album some exposure to Sumerian's general audience. Basically, his hopes are that kids will hear their favorite Sumerian bands cover the album and then seek out the originals.

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
March 26th 2014

9835 Comments


I agree that Ceremonials is amazing, but making this kind of cover album just seems bizarre to me

JustinKing
March 26th 2014

1294 Comments


Damn, Q beat me to it.

silentstar
March 26th 2014

2243 Comments


I love how this came out of nowhere though

JustinKing
March 26th 2014

1294 Comments


Agreed. Even though I like the purpose of Ash putting this together, it's just an odd concept, and undoubtedly won't be well executed.

bloc
March 26th 2014

34740 Comments


I'd be more interested if the covers were of actual metal songs...

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
March 26th 2014

21768 Comments


periphery track is ok but come the dawn (whoever the fuck they are) butchered the best song on the album

tempest--
March 26th 2014

13063 Comments


haha look we covered songs that are a completely different genre haha look its kooky and random hehe haha

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Koffiiing
March 26th 2014

1103 Comments


^thats [removed] definitely not what theyre implying
edit:fuk i wrote 'probably' and then 'definitely' right after, sorry :^(

Inferis
March 26th 2014

414 Comments


dafuq.

tempest--
March 26th 2014

13063 Comments


"probably definitely" get a brain dumbass

Koffiiing
March 26th 2014

1103 Comments


super comment friend ty for advice :]

Omeggia
March 27th 2014

120 Comments


what is this? why is this?

J0ckstrapsFTW
March 27th 2014

3652 Comments


lol sumerian you dumbasses

GringoSuave89
March 28th 2014

1021 Comments


interesting idea, but it's still Sumerian

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Aspenshadow
March 28th 2014

307 Comments


man periphery's vocalist is so bad

NonApplicable
March 28th 2014

1946 Comments


This is so incredibly random.

Interested in what Darkest Hour, Born of Osiris, Mike Semesky, and Dead Letter Circus can do with the material though.

No Crosses tho, huh [2]

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itsalltherage
March 28th 2014

595 Comments


I'm interested in the darkest hour cover. [2]

CrimsonLies
March 28th 2014

2018 Comments


So basically Punk Goes Pop Sumerian Edition

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
March 28th 2014

21768 Comments


am I the only person on this site that actually likes periphery's cleans? they're pretty much the only
reason I listen to them

silentstar
March 28th 2014

2243 Comments


you are a snowflake fish, yes

Koffiiing
March 28th 2014

1103 Comments


i like spencers cleans but by sputnik law i am required to hate them

wacknizzle
March 28th 2014

12896 Comments


I wonder what Florence thinks of this, or if she or the band even knows about it? This is super random and weird

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tresm87
March 28th 2014

709 Comments


So dumb

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Devastator
March 29th 2014

2477 Comments


Tune in next month when Rise Records does a compilation cover of Adele's 21!

Diamondize
March 29th 2014

1292 Comments


What's the point?

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North0House2
March 29th 2014

5840 Comments


All these bands suck. Lol, what an awkward album this will be.

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fromtheinside
March 29th 2014

17937 Comments


darkest hour is with sumerian now?

shame

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crowing51
March 29th 2014

3446 Comments


Guess I'm the only one who doesn't like Florence and the machine? Won't check this out for that very reason.

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Betray
March 30th 2014

2648 Comments


Born of Osiris - Seven Devils

ho boy.

and that periphery track sucks SHIT.

silentstar
March 30th 2014

2243 Comments


I'm glad this came out because it got me to check out Florence and she's wonderful

Nocturnal
March 30th 2014

1329 Comments


So this sounds gay as fuck but I am stoked to see Darkest Hour on Sumerian. I had no clue that they signed with them.

Spec
May 27th 2014

27104 Comments


Did Florence ever comment on this?

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