Winter Plunderband

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Winter Plunderband
EP by Beatallica
Released November 17, 2009
Recorded Aug - Sept 2009
Genre Comedy metal, Thrash metal
Length 15:38
Label Oglio Records
Producer Beatallica and Flemball Rasmartin
Beatallica chronology
Masterful Mystery Tour
(2009)
Winter Plunderband
(2009)
Abbey Load
(2013)
Music sample
30 second sample

Winter Plunderband, Beatallica's third EP, was released on November 17, 2009. It is Beatallica's first ever Holiday Season release. The (EP) album is only available as a CD at Beatallica live shows (very limited pressing) and can also be purchased as a Digital Download which includes a Digital Booklet with artwork, lyrics (to the Beatallica songs) and over nineteen photos (including a handful of photos taken backstage on April 1, 2009 in Paris, France with Beatallica and Metallica together).

The CD version does not contain any lyrics or photos, just the cover artwork and on the back there is artwork with a skeleton wearing a Santa Claus Hat on a snowy rooftop (from the Heretic lyrics page from the Digital Booklet) along with the song titles and production credits. The physical CD has an image of many skeleton reindeer that encircles the face of the CD, this imagery does not appear in the Digital Booklet when purchased as a Digital Download.

The songs included are covers of Paul McCartney’s "Wonderful Christmastime" and John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" and also the very first two Beatallica original songs: "Hella Day For Holiday" and "Heretic".

This is the first release by Beatallica that does not conform to their mash-up style that consists of music made from combinations of songs from The Beatles and Metallica.

The band played "Wonderful Christmastime", "Hella Day For Holiday" and "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" live for the first time ever on November 25, 2009 at the Northern Lights Theater in Milwaukee, WI (official Winter Plunderband release party). This show was recorded live by the band for possible use in the future.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wonderful Christmastime" - 4:00
  2. "Hella Day For Holiday" - 3:48
  3. "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" - 4:35
  4. "Heretic" - 3:55

Production[edit]

  • Beatallica are: Jaymz Lennfield, Ringo Larz, Kliff McBurtney, Grg III
  • Back up vox by the Skully Santa Singers: Jaymz, Kliff, Flemball, and Jessi
  • Recorded by Flemball Rasmartin between Aug - Sept 2009 at Bobby Peru’s Holiday Haunt, Milwaukee, WI: BobbyPeruRecording
  • Produced by Beatallica and Flemball
  • World contact and booking to beatallica@sbcglobal.net
  • European booking to tanja@sittichbooking.com
  • Art by Eric Von Munz
  • Art manipulation by Anjl Rodee
  • Art concept by Eric and Jaymz

Album Title[edit]

The title of the album is mentioned twice during the song Hella Day For Holiday.

The first reference is in the third verse at 1:46

Snowman, snowblind- bow to our command

Sleighride, ripride- winter plunderband

The second reference is in the seventh verse at 3:10

Snowman, snowblind- bow to our command

Sleighride, ripride- winter plunderband

Facewash, faceplant- you will pay the price

Hella day for holiday- trap you under ice

References[edit]

Winter Plunderband Video Chronicles[edit]

External links[edit]