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Serj Tankian releases Blue Öyster Cult cover for new Godzilla movie

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Serj Tankian releases Blue Öyster Cult cover for new Godzilla movie

System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian has recorded a version of Blue Öyster Cult’s classic song “Godzilla” for the soundtrack to Godzilla II: King of Monsters that will be on theaters on May 30.


The cover was recorded by songwriter Bear McCreary alongside Tankian and you can hear the track below:

The film is directed by Michael Dougherty and Kyle Chandler as the protagonist, along with actress Millie Bobby Brown, the Eleven series Stranger Things.

The Premise

The heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Original Track

“Godzilla” is a single by American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, the first track from the band’s fifth studio album Spectres. The lyrics are a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the popular movie monster of the same name.

Despite failing to chart, the song received significant airplay on rock radio stations and would go on to become a sleeper hit. The song is, along with “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and “Burnin’ for You,” one of the band’s best-known songs and has become a staple of its live performances. It has been covered by bands such as moe., Racer X, Fu Manchu, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sebastian Bach and Fighting Gravity.

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