Exclusive: Mutoid Man’s New Cover of Little Richard’s Keep A Knockin’

Brooklyn’s baddest-ass rock band pays homage to a classic.

Last month, we announced that larger-than-life power trio Mutoid Man are headlining Kerrang!’s first ever live show in the U.S.A. Now, the band – which features Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky and Converge’s Ben Koller – premieres a wonderfully bizarre new track right here at

Never ones to take their craft too seriously, Mutoid Man have been flaunting their comedic and musical chops with a series of cover songs. First, they unveiled a remake of the Tom Jones classic, She’s A Lady, with their own cheeky spin (as She’s A Mutoid Lady). Then, they followed up with their take on Led Zeppelin’s Communication Breakdown (aptly titled Mutation Breakdown). Today, they unveil the glorious Keepa Gnawkin’ – a riff on Little Richard’s Keep A Knockin’.

Though recorded live at Best Rehearsal in 2015, all three cover songs sound as fresh as ever, with credit due to producer Jeff Filmer’s mastery. 

Check out Keepa Gnawkin’ below:

Mutoid Man are on the road again in support of 2017’s widely acclaimed War Moans (Sargent House). A love letter to the ferocious, no-frills metal of their youth, War Moans yielded a glut of relentlessly savage hooks and next-level dexterity from the seasoned trio. With no riff or drum pattern considered too absurd, Mutoid Man scamper through sonic extremes and beyond with War Moans.
Catch Mutoid Man on the road – a can’t-miss exercise in headbanger gymnastics – this month: 
05/06  Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
05/07  Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell) 
05/08  New Orleans, LA @ Santos
05/09  Austin, TX @ Barracuda
05/10  Houston, TX @ Satellite
05/11  Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
05/12  Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
05/13  Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion
05/14  Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
05/15  Saint Louis, MO @ Fubar
05/16  Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
05/17  Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
05/18  Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
05/19  Toronto, CA @ Hard Luck
05/20  Montreal, CA @ Pouzza Fest
06/06  Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
08/19  Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas

Posted on May 8th 2018, 3:00pm
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