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Ashnikko joins forces with Employed To Serve for a heavy metal version of ‘Cry’

Oh and it was filmed in a crypt too. Makes sense right?!
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Published: 5:59 pm, August 04, 2020Words: Jamie Muir.
Ashnikko joins forces with Employed To Serve for a heavy metal version of ‘Cry’

Not content with simply serving up huge tracks, Ashnikko has gone about continuing her ascent by teaming up with Employed To Serve on a heavy metal version of ‘Cry’

Complete with metal screaming lessons at the start of the session (we all need that in our lives to be honest, just to switch things up when we phone our parents) - it gives ‘Cry’ a new lease of life, with Employed To Serve beefing things up to new levels.

Speaking about the collaboration, Justine from Employed To Serve explained: "Ashnikko films a lot of different themed videos for her YouTube channel and for the latest one she wanted to reimagine her latest single ‘Cry’ ft. Grimes and make it more metal. As part of it, I taught her the basics of screaming and Sammy reworked the song in our backroom makeshift studio to make it more suitable for guitar. The crypt we filmed in was possibly the coolest place I’ve ever been in and there were family graves that have been there since the 1800s. When we arrived the first thing we were told was not to sit on or put our gear on the ledges as it was crumbling and below was a 50ft drop into over 500 dead bodies! That would be a horrible way to go. We filmed the whole thing live and it was all filmed on one continuous shot, we’re really pleased with how it came out and really enjoyed working with Ash on this. I’ve enjoyed how other genres collaborate more frequently with other artists and I always thought that it would be great if metal bands did the same.”

After releasing ‘Cry’ earlier in the year, Ashnikko hasn’t stopped - with new track ‘Daisy’ emerging just a few weeks ago. Lots going on okay, we’re trying to keep up!

Check out the new heavy metal version of ‘Cry’ below:

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