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Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Gets a Doom Metal Tribute

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Pink Floyd‘s The Dark Side of the Moon album has been down the Yellow Brick Road, inspired countless laser light shows and earned a place of honor in Billboard chart history … and now, at long last, it’s getting the doom metal treatment.

The idea for the project, dubbed Doom Side of the Moon, comes courtesy of Kyle Shutt, guitarist for the Sword, who rounded up some of his bandmates and an array of additional personnel to put together a roster of musicians for the album. Due Aug. 4 and available to pre-order now, it’s being released to commemorate Pink Floyd’s 50th anniversary.

“The idea came to me after getting baked and wanting to hear a heavy version of ‘Time,'” Shutt explained. “I thought, why not just cover the whole album? After sitting down and working out some loose concepts, the arrangement for ‘Money’ materialized, and I realized that I could totally do this if I assembled the right band. It felt a little strange messing with someone’s legacy, but I’m treating it as a celebration of one of the greatest bands to ever rock, a party that everyone is invited to.”

That party’s starting with a pre-release promo video for the Doom Side version of “Money,” which is out now and available for your listening pleasure above. And by the time the record is out, it might even have its own official beverage: Shutt has reached out to Austin Eastciders with a proposal for a “Dark Cider the Moon.” He’s presumably not entirely serious, but hey — stranger things have happened.

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