Memphis May Fire Cover Linkin Park’s ‘Faint’
Last year, metalcore vets Memphis May Fire released their sixth album, Broken. Drumming up some excitement before the start of this year's Rockstar Energy Disrupt Festival, they've released their cover of the Linkin Park classic "Faint," which can be heard below.
Their approach here was to keep the cover true to the original and singer Matty Mullins does a great job handling the parts of both Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington. On the rap-focused sections, Mullins injects his own vocal personality with a bit more snarl to his inflections.
"A lot of times, when covering a song, you're doing it for fun or to showcase your skills as an artist," the frontman said. "But this specific opportunity was a chance for us to honor a band that has had a profound impact on us. There will never be another Linkin Park and there will never be another Chester Bennington. We are forever grateful for the music they made and we hope this cover will encourage our younger fans to dive into the Linkin Park discography and discover the same inspiration that we did years ago."
Catch Memphis May Fire on tour this summer alongside The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Trophy Eyes, Meg & Dia, Juliett Simms and Hyro the Hero on the Disrupt tour.
Lineups may vary at select dates, so check listings carefully. For tickets and more info, head here. See the full list of stops beneath the video.
Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Festival Dates:
June 21 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
June 22 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
June 23 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
June 25 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at S. Florida Fairground
June 26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
June 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheare at Lakewood
June 29 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 02 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
July 03 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
July 05 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 06 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 07 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
July 09 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 10 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 12 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 13 – Thornville, OH @ Legend Valley
July 14 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 15 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 17 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*
July 20 – Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater presented by Mercury Insurance
July 23 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 24 – Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 26 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
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