Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED have issued the following official statement explaining the reasons for the exclusion of the group's cover-of-sorts of VENOM's "Black Metal"re-dubbed "Death Metal" and featuring different lyrics to the originalfrom the band's soon-to-be-issued (in the US) comeback release, entitled Hell's Unleashed:There have been questions of why the song 'Death Metal' was not included on the new CD. This here is just to let you know what happened: The music and lyrics to the song was made by [frontman] Johnny [Hedlund], but much inspired by, and as a tribute to one of the first bands playing brutal music, VENOM, and their song 'Black Metal'. Most of you metalheads already know this. However, to release a song like this takes a permission from VENOM and their publisher. This we didn't get in time for the CD release date. Perhaps we can make it to the LP version or something Let's wait and see.
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