BAND RELEASES TRIBUTE TO HONOR FALLEN GUITARIST + LEGEND DIMEBAG DARRELL ON ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH
Los Angeles quartet Volumes — Myke Terry [vocals], Michael Barr [vocals], Raad Soudani [bass], and Nick Ursich [drums] — have shared their cover of Pantera‘s iconic track “Rise” from the watershed album Vulgar Display of Power. The band is releasing their homage to the metal legends on the 18th anniversary of the death of guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Listen here.
“Members of the band, past and present, have been huge fans of Pantera,” states Soudani. “However, the inspiration to cover this song came lightly. I was at the gym, and Pantera came on shuffle. My thought process was, ‘Pantera rules. It would be cool if Volumes covered a song.’ Everyone else was down, and we went to work. We chose this particular album and song because the album is on its 30th anniversary, and ‘Rise’ speaks volumes to the culture of the world not only when it was originally written, but even today. It also rips. During the mixing process, we wanted to stay true to their sound, while implementing ours.”
Volumes strike a balance between twisted melodies and bone-shattering grooves. Selling out countless shows, posting up over 60 million total streams, and receiving widespread acclaim from a variety of sources, such as Alternative Press, New Noise, Rock Sound, Metal Injection, MetalSucks, Nik Nocturnal, and more, the musicians moved forward with a clear vision on their fourth full-length offering, Happier?
Volumes initially entered the scene with 2010’s The Concept of Dreaming EP, gaining momentum with Via  and No Sleep  before serving up Different Animals in 2017. The latter boasted the fan favorite “Feels Good,” which racked up over 13 million Spotify streams. Following the Coming Clean EP, Volumes delivered one of their best works to date with Happier?, which arrived in 2021.