This Orchestral Cover Of 'Killing In The Name' Is A Classy Way to Rebel

19 November 2014, 18:06 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Orchestra Cover of RATM's 'Killing in the Name'
Liam Dryden

By Liam Dryden

What happens when you take Rage Against the Machine, and add a full orchestra? Good things.

Songs like Rage Against the Machine's 'Killing In The Name' are very difficult to cover, because it's arguably hard to capture the emotion of the original. That is, unless you have a 35-piece orchestra to hand.

Composer Nick Proch arranged and conducted this excellent orchestral cover of the metal band's signature hit. It's loud, it's angry, and it also sounds like something right out of a Bond film.


Listen to it. Do it now.

And now you did what we told ya.

Proch is running a Kickstarter campaign to put together a whole album of other orchestral arrangements. Artists like Muse, My Chemical Romance and Pearl Jam are among those he intends to cover.

Pledge perks include anything from a free MP3 of the song above to an invitation to the recording session.