Frank Sinatra Songs Made Metal

An upcoming tribute album for the legendary jazz singer Frank Sinatra will consist solely of metal versions of some of his greatest hits.

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As one of the most influential jazz and pop singers of his time, it should come as no surprise that the multi-award winning Frank Sinatra is being honoured with the upcoming release of yet another tribute album. But what may come as a shock is that the album will not consist of the faithful recreations of Sinatra's that we're used to, but will rather contain twelve of his greatest hits made into metal covers.

The record, which is aptly named SIN-atra (heh), will feature some of metal's most renowned and respected vocalists including those from groups like Anthrax, Twisted Sister, and Judas Priest. The tribute will be made available on March 28th, and the track listing is as follows:

01. New York, New York (Devin Townsend) 02. I've Got You Under My Skin (Glenn Hughes, Deep Purple) 03. Summerwind (Geoff Tate, Queensrche) 04. It Was A Very Good Year (Dee Snider, Twisted Sister) 05. Witchcraft (Tim Ripper Owens, Judas Priest) 06. Fly Me To The Moon (Robin Zander, Cheap Trick) 07. The Lady Is A Tramp (Eric Martin, Mr Big) 08. I've Got The World On A String (Dug Pinnick, King's X) 09. Love And Marriage (Elias Soriano, Nonpoint) 10. Strangers In The Night (Joey Belladonna, Anthrax) 11. High Hopes (Franky Perez, Scars On Boradway) 12. That's Life (Jani Lane, Warrant)

While we are not sure if Ol' Blue Eyes would appreciate some of his best work being made into metal songs, it will definitely be interesting to hear how the artists involved will interpret his music and to see how it sounds when it's heavy.

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    cyco_bob56
    Eliyahu wrote: Anyone else surprised to see Cheap Trick on here?
    You and me both man. Still this is a very interesting idea.
    Shawn1379
    trooper_94 wrote: Pagan_Poetry wrote: This can either be the best tribute album or the worst. or somewhere in the middle
    Haha, the possibilities are endless!
    trooper_94
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: This can either be the best tribute album or the worst.
    or somewhere in the middle
    Duffman123
    Oh lord what a bad idea. Metal is good for metal, it needs to stay away from everything else.
    SilverSpurs616
    MoleMania wrote: wtf is it with metal artists ruining classics? Leave Sinatra alone!
    They are largely damaged children who haven't grown up and still think that putting absurd amounts of distortion on classic songs is "funny"
    Minkaro
    Glenn Hughes and Tim "Ripper" Owens? I'll have some of that. Northern Kings already covered My Way, and that turned out great.
    IRONMAIDENTLICA
    in the words of Randy Marsh.... "No My God." This will either be sort of cool or just a complete failure
    stuey22
    Shawn1379 wrote: mccreadyfan01 wrote: Doodleface wrote: Looking forward to listening to this.. not quite sure why. Also; why no Mack the Knife? i thought mack the knife was by louis armstrong. Most Sinatra songs are originally written/recorded by someone else. He was mostly a cover artist from what I understand. I'm possibly wrong about that, though.
    You're right, none of those songs were actually written by Sinatra, so I wouldn't really call it a Sinatra Tribute album, more like Metal plays Jazz.
    Shawn1379
    mccreadyfan01 wrote: Doodleface wrote: Looking forward to listening to this.. not quite sure why. Also; why no Mack the Knife? i thought mack the knife was by louis armstrong.
    Most Sinatra songs are originally written/recorded by someone else. He was mostly a cover artist from what I understand. I'm possibly wrong about that, though.
    cambo187
    Sex Pistols covered "My Way" I know it's punk, not metal, but still good stuff.
    thegreasefire
    I predict that this is going to be one of the funniest albums of 2011... That being said, I'm really looking forward to it! haha
    mccreadyfan01
    Doodleface wrote: Looking forward to listening to this.. not quite sure why. Also; why no Mack the Knife?
    i thought mack the knife was by louis armstrong.
    Fausch
    Shawn1379 wrote: talbot02 wrote: SEETHER DID AN AMAZING COVER OF "I've Got You Under My Skin" WHERE IS THAT??? Not metal...but pretty good. Seether should do more covers...
    Considering 90% of their other music is boring. I expected a lot more from a band that covered 'You Know You're Right' so well.
    andyscoot
    I think all but Devy's song will suck ass. Devy will no doubt make that shit work
    ghostmastery
    gapazian wrote: Way to spit on Frank Sinatra's grave. What comes next? A Miles Davis tribute album by death metal bands?
    Yes . This needs to happen
    gapazian
    Way to spit on Frank Sinatra's grave. What comes next? A Miles Davis tribute album by death metal bands?
    DrCOOL
    Shawn1379 wrote: mccreadyfan01 wrote: Doodleface wrote: Looking forward to listening to this.. not quite sure why. Also; why no Mack the Knife? i thought mack the knife was by louis armstrong. Most Sinatra songs are originally written/recorded by someone else. He was mostly a cover artist from what I understand. I'm possibly wrong about that, though.
    Most songs sung by "crooners" like Sinatra, Martin, Davis, Bennett are all written and orchestrated by someone else or they do (cover) jazz "standards".
    DrCOOL
    I love Frank Sinatra (Though I prefer Dean Martin) But this is ridiculous. I guarantee this is gonna be bad. The chairman of the board would be furious about this.
    xHellbound
    Frank Sinatra is metal. Listen to old interviews with Geezer Butler and he says Tony got a lot of inspiration for his riffs from Sinatra music, lol.
    lostinflames
    FRACTUREDx2 wrote: This is the most disgusting thing I've seen since that metal Christmas album.
    agreed. although august burns red carol of the bells was legit
    zackk
    I really dislike most of the singers on this. Frank Sinatra should be left alone. His music was great; this is going to be terrible.
    Shawn1379
    talbot02 wrote: SEETHER DID AN AMAZING COVER OF "I've Got You Under My Skin" WHERE IS THAT???
    Not metal...but pretty good. Seether should do more covers...
    talbot02
    SEETHER DID AN AMAZING COVER OF "I've Got You Under My Skin" WHERE IS THAT???
    SOAD_SoG
    No "the best is yet to come"? That song sounds in a good way to be a metal.
    4stringedMetal
    KillemAll929 wrote: Frank Sinatra's music needs to stay in its origional form. I love Heavy Metal \m/ \m/ but damnit im tired of good bands remaking good songs. Heres an example: Five Finger Death Punch remakes Bad Company?? WHOS MORONIC IDEA WAS THIS?? Same thing applies to Mr. Sinatra's jams leave em the **** alone!!!
    He didn't write his music buddy
    The_Jayroh
    I bet all the artists listed here all heard the idea and said, "You want us to do a metal cover a Frank Sinatra song? Lol. Alright, we'll do it." The point was never to ruin the songs. This sounds more like an experiment. Of course if this ends up good we'll hear like a billion jazz songs getting covered before you know it.
    Ebeli
    So, let me get this straight... They take GOOD songs... and make them generic as ****... WHY.