100% HEAVY / 100% Free / 0% Spam

Premiere: DEVILSKIN ‘Barracuda’

Share This:

Multi-platinum NZ rockers DEVILSKIN wear their hearts on their sleeve and offer up a devilishly masterful performance of one of classic rock’s most beloved tunes, BARRACUDA by HEART.

Guaranteed to make jaws drop, Devilskin’s monstrous rendition possesses the tough driving groove, instantly recognisable iconic riff, and undeniable energy of the original. Barracuda is given a blistering Devilskin treatment, featuring the epochal chugging riff, harmonics and shimmering, layered guitars courtesy of Nail Vincent, and the powerful, synergistic fusion of father and son rhythm section Paul (bass) and Nic Martin (drums) laying down a full-bodied galloping heavy-rock groove.

The song may be notoriously difficult to sing, but it’s a natural fit for singer Jennie Skulander’s voice as she channels a fiery, evocative, vocal performance that soars up effortlessly into staggeringly high registers to relay the fury, disdain, and defiance represented lyrically in this classic rock tune.

Says Paul: “This is one of those songs that so many people have tucked away in their favourites and for good reason too–the song is a masterpiece! We hadn’t played it live for a few years, but we all still felt a sweet connection with it. So we thought we’d have some fun, and record it as a bonus for our faithful, and of course, to honour our musical heroes. Releasing ‘Barracuda’ for us, is like a gift back to our audience and the really amazing people we’ve had the good fortune to meet over the years. It’s a thank you, from the heart.”

Digital/streaming release March 15. Pre-Save – https://found.ee/Barracuda-D

Discover more like this on HEAVY:

Our Picks.

Get the HEAVY

Get the HEAVY Digi-Mag in-boxed weekly. 100% HEAVY / 0%SPAM.