Hungarian punk rock/metal mob The Hellfreaks kicked off the year with a bang – a massive cover of Beastie Boys‘ legendary track ‘Sabotage.’ The cover comes with an official music video that can be seen below.
About the cover, the band shares: “Everyone who knows our history might not be surprised by the unpredictable steps of The Hellfreaks. We love to challenge ourselves and see this mindset as the oil for our engine. That is why we decided to do something we never did before – to cover a song that represents a legendary piece of rock music history.
The four members of The Hellfreaks are from different musical corners, so it wasn’t an easy task to find the song that feels right to all of us, but when the idea of Beastie Boys‘ ‘Sabotage’ popped up in the air, we were all immediately on board!
We admire the band, but at the same, we saw how we could spice the song with some Hellfreaks spirit to turn it somehow into our own. That being said, we decided to record the instrumental part not instrument by instrument, part by part as it’s usual, but recorded it all together, live, to keep the essence of Beastie Boys in our own version too.
On the top, we wanted to set a sign of our roots visually as well. The New York-based Beastie Boys came straight from the underground and had a massive influence on rock music till these days. To respect that, we recorded the video in the heart of our hometown, Budapest, over the rooftops of our city on the Gellért Hill, which is also the home of Hungary’s Liberty Statue.
We loved working on this very much and hope that you’ll enjoy our version!”