Two Minutes to Late Night are back with another hard hitting cover, taking on thrash legends Anthrax’s “Caught in a Mosh,” which was originally featured on the band’s 1987 album Among the Living. This cover features actress Mary Houlihan as host Valerie Carcrash, guitarist Dave Davidson of Revocation, drummer Daniel Wilding of Carcass, bassist Aaron Patrick of All That Remains, guitarist Mark Holcomb of Periphery and vocalist Erlend Hjelvik of Hjelvik, who was formerly in Kvelertak, Shawna Potter of War on Women, Dwid Hellion of Integrity and the show’s Gwarsenio Hall all contribute backing vocals.
This cover is done in a blend of styles, opening up like a vintage MTV video, complete with the captions and host, but having Hjevik dressed in Nordic attire as he plays with his dog. Potter also appears to be playing the role-playing game Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion while singing. The take on “Caught in a Mosh” is pretty straightforward, with aggressive thrash drums, heavy guitar riffs and a charged vocal performance from Hjelvik.
“What is the sound of one hand moshing? We covered Anthrax’s 80’s MTV classic with some really nice and responsible people (pit etiquette is a must),” Two Minutes to Late Night wrote in the video’s YouTube description.
Two Minutes to Late Night have previously covered Brian Eno, Samhain, Annie Lennox, Thin Lizzy, Rush, King Diamond, Oingo Boingo, Dusty Springfield, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice In Chains, Fleetwood Mac, Robyn (in the style of Thin Lizzy), Billy Idol, Rage Against The Machine, Type O Negative, The Replacements, Misfits, Rush, Faith No More, Bonnie Raitt (in the style of Guns N’ Roses), Soundgarden, Tom Petty, Guns N Roses, Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Weird Al, Boston, White Zombie, Van Halen, Kate Bush and Danzig.
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat