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Bow to your masters: a Deep Purple tribute artwork

There is a new Deep Purple tribute album out, and it is by a bunch of bands most of us never heard of. It was put together by an outfit called Glory or Death Records that is described as “California underground heavy rock and metal specialists”. The album is called Bow to Your Masters Volume Two: Deep Purple. Apparently, Volume 1 was released a couple of years ago and was dedicated to Thin Lizzy.

Track and performers list:

  1. Demon’s Eye – Big Scenic Nowhere
  2. Speed King – Gygax
  3. Maybe I’m A Leo – RedWitch Johnny (Ft. Matthew Putman)
  4. Black Night – Topsy Kretts
  5. Into the Fire – Saturn
  6. Burn – High Reeper (Ft. Jillian Taylor of Ruby The Hatchet)
  7. Highway Star – Great Electric Quest (Ft. Francis Roberts)
  8. Smoke – Steak (Ft. Chantal Brown)
  9. Love Child – Mos Generator
  10. Child in Time – Asphodel Wine
  11. Gettin’ Tighter – Temple of Love (Ft. Anton Pukshansky)
  12. Fireball – Red Wizard
  13. Space Truckin’ – KOOK
  14. Pictures Of Home – Worshipper
  15. Perfect Strangers – YOB

Here’s a six-minute preview of the album, followed by full streaming:

The album is already out on digital download, with a 2LP gatefold vinyl promised in November 2021 and available for preorder.

Bow to your masters: Deep Purple vinyl artwork

Thanks to Sanches for the heads up and to Riff Relevant for the additional info.

16 Comments to “Bow to your masters”:

  1. 1
    Ondok Patrik says:

    Terrible for first listen.
    There is 15 different singer, all of them useless. The ideas are wrong, the mix and master make me die.
    As a producer: Why someone put money in a “production” like this?

  2. 2
    Terry says:

    I think the scream in child sounds pretty accurate to me, fireball and love child sound pretty good too.

  3. 3
    Deep Diography says:

    The teaser is so disappointing! It was hard to wait for Perfect Strangers and it was not even worth it.

  4. 4
    Kosh says:

    Apologies to all, but I rather like it… actually it’s pretty cool. To be brutal, what’s not to like? It’s a harmless tribute from a small label and I like some of the (snippets) versions… it’s always nice to hear Purps being covered and the spin on artwork is brilliant.

    I’m tempted to pre-order, i’d say it’ll be a pretty rare artifact…

    For me, just enjoy the trip and the recognition of a brilliant, brilliant band.


  5. 5
    lavaud says:

    bonjour à tous pour ma part aucun interet….

  6. 6
    Daniele Purrone says:

    Fantastic tribute record! I love the sludgey/doomy/stonery arrangements, this is definitely something different, and I really appreciated it.

  7. 7
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Ondok Patrik@1
    I agree 100%
    The only positive thing out all of this to admire the original recording.

  8. 8
    Buttockss says:

    Another one. Terrible, their has not been one good one yet. It’s a pass for me.

  9. 9
    Thunderhawk says:

    What some people tent to forget here, which to me is a shame, is that Deep Purple once started out as a badly produced tribute/coverband.
    They were, just like these bands once a young band, working hard to get somewhere playing both songs from the artists they admire combined with their own material.
    And they were, just like some people on this feed are doing with these bands, badly reviewed by alot of people.
    To me it has it’s charm, just like the first three mark 1 albums which i hold very dear to my heart.
    An often overlooked era of Deep Purple, but it did lay the foundation of what the band eventually became, which is one of the best hardrock/heavy metal bands in the history of rock music and music in general.
    I, for one, am someone who’s supporting young and upcoming artists.
    Because who knows, there might be a new, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica or Uriah Heep between these, still small and unknown names.
    Just like these big names were once small, unknown and badly reviewed by the masses.

  10. 10
    Coverdian says:

    Oh, Thunderhawk, you absobloodylutely missed the point here, IMO. These bands from the very start programely reach for the easier targets, covers of famous bands. Early DP just from time to time puzzled their jacksaw with some covers from the lack of their own material, and – even so at the times – rock scene just started to forming.
    Anyway, some good stuff over there, no need to slash it all as it stands. But generally, waste record for wastin´times.
    The best cover album of DP of all times? Surely the “BLACK NIGHT: DEEP PURPLE TRIBUTE ACCORDING TO NEW YORK” from 1996. Inspired and hugely interesting.

  11. 11
    Dr. Bob says:

    What I hear in the sampler is the love of Deep Purple from another generation of rock musicians who have been influenced by them.

  12. 12
    Adel Faragalla says:


    Every musician starts by doing cover songs but the issue is the final result.
    Frankly in my humble opinion that they are not great cover songs in any Shap or form but that’s not to say they are not good musicians.
    Watch the Dead Daisies playing the Beatles song live on stage to get my point.

  13. 13
    James says:

    I haven’t bothered listening to this tribute album yet but if you want a really, and I do mean REALLY, bad rendition of Smoke check out episode 3, series 3 of Bates Motel from around 28 minutes in! Hopefully he’s just acting the part of someone who can’t sing or play guitar, though to be fair I don’t suppose I’d sound any better.

  14. 14
    James says:

    Coverdian; “Puzzled their jacksaw” ????

  15. 15
    FrankW says:

    I don t want to be negative. But if another very modern composer of classical music would make an atonal, no tonality at all, style arrangement using Deep Purple songs, it would sound having nothing to do with DP music! If that would be art -the discussion and opinions are still free. Maybe I should listen first that album twice during different days. But DP has never been any kind of a death metal band or some dark psychedelia style, thus their sound does not fit in the style so easily.Maybe those bands in the record do handle only their own genre best. But the Purple Album was a succesfully arranged musical art work by the man taken part himself in the birth of the music (harmonies, sounds, rhythms,arrangements, structures, talented musicians etc).But as I told, the world is still a free place for a while. One can taste the music and have free points of a view.

  16. 16
    Matman says:

    8 Bit Arcade Ultimate Deep Purple! Amazing! https://music.apple.com/au/album/the-ultimate-deep-purple/1470606172

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