Detroit rock band Wilson has released its cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Sleep Now in the Fire.” The track was released in light of the recent presidential election and current political tone. Listen to the cover below, along with the band’s cover of Nazareth’s “Hair of the Dog,” which many of its fans have enjoyed as part of its live set.
“Rage was a pivotal musical influence of ours as we were growing up,” said vocalist Chad Nicefield. “The ferocity their music created in us carries on well into our adulthood. Today they are just as relevant as they were years ago. America needs a wake-up call, once again. We as a culture of humans on this planet need a heavy dose of humanity. In these trying times it is important to us not only as a band but AS HUMANS that we find light in this darkness. TOGETHER AS ONE. Wake up and rage with us!”
Wilson has been touring nonstop in support of last year’s sophomore release, Right to Rise. The band has shared the stage with Halestorm, Nothing More, Five Finger Death Punch, We Came as Romans, Texas Hippie Coalition and Megadeth, hitting all the major rock festivals along the way. The rockers will finish the year on the road supporting Steel Panther (all tour dates are listed below).
Right to Rise is available for purchase on iTunes.
Wilson is Chad Nicefield (vocals), Jason Spencer (guitar), Kyle Landry (guitar), James Lascu (bass) and Matt Puhy (drums).
Wilson Tour Dates
with Steel Panther
Nov. 29 – Toronto, Canada – Sound Academy
Nov. 30 – Cleveland, Ohio – House of Blues Cleveland
Dec. 2 – Indianapolis, Indiana – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Dec. 3 – Detroit, Michigan – The Fillmore Detroit
Dec. 4 – Chicago, Illinois – House of Blues
Dec. 6 – Louisville, Kentucky – Mercury Ballroom
Dec. 8 – Maplewood, Minnesota – Myth
Dec. 9 – Madison, Wisconsin – Orpheum Theater
Dec. 10 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Bogarts
Dec. 11 – St. Louis, Missouri – The Pagent
Jan. 16 –Miami, Florida – Shiprocked*
Jan. 18 – Miami, Florida – Shiprocked*
Jan. 19 – Miami, Florida – Shiprocked*
Jan. 20 – Miami, Florida – Shiprocked*