Nov 122012

Earlier this year, the Mountain Goats performed a one-off set of death metal covers at Hopscotch Music Fest. Now, in a new session, the MGs’ John Darnielle honors an inspiration on other side of the musical spectrum: Kentucky country-and-western pioneer Merle Travis.

Though it’s not metal, “Dark As a Dungeon,” could be a great Cannibal Corpse album title. He performs it in a winery basement in California for Front Porch TV, complete with the sounds of folks moving casks in the background. Check out the video below.

The Mountain Goats – Dark As a Dungeon (Merle Travis cover)

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