Metal band Kobra and the Lotus, who have toured with KISS and Def Leppard, are taking their Canadian heritage pretty seriously. The band have decided to record an EP, Words of the Prophets, that pays tribute to a handful of other Canadian rock acts, with covers of songs by Triumph, Bachman-Turner Overdrive and April Wine. YOu’ve also already gotten to hear their cover of Alannah Myles’ “Black Velvet,” and today they’re streaming their cover of the song the EP takes its name from: “The Spirit of Radio” by Rush. Clearly, if the band are paying tribute to Canadian rock bands, there was no way they couldn’t include Rush. Singer Kobra Paige hits Lee’s notes perfectly, likely because Lee’s high-pitched voice is something she can handle pretty easily. Here’s what she said about the track.
“There’s no prouder moment than to take on the challenge of covering one of the greatest bands of all time,” she says. “Few bands have accomplished what Rush has accomplished, and there will never be another band like them. They opened the door and shaped the way for all musicians to be more creative and brave with their music – and they did it with unrelenting confidence and skill. It is with great honor and respect that we reinforce the message of these virtuosic music monsters and the importance of ‘The Spirit of Radio.’”
The band are currently on tour with Hatchet and A Fall to Break on a Metal Insider-sponsored tour. Here are the remaining dates:
8/11 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
8/12 Fullerton, CA Slidebar
8/13 San Jose, CA Rockbar Theater
8/14 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
[via Ultimate Classic Rock]