One of the greatest albums of the 20th century, Led Zeppelin III, celebrates its birthday today! Since its release on October 5th, 1970, countless bands have drawn influence from the enduring sound that Led Zeppelin pioneered. Many have tried and failed, while others have managed to take the sound by the balls and make it their own, giving us all a taste of what the blues/rock gods may have sounded like today.
In not-so-unrelated news, Greta Van Fleet, luminaries of the modern era of Zep worship, have just dropped a new single “Anthem” from their upcoming debut album release Anthem of the Peaceful Army. While the band claim that Led Zeppelin “wasn’t an overwhelming influence” on their music, it’s impossible to deny the common themes and similarity of their sounds. As its name would imply, “Anthem” is a simple-yet-heartfelt ballad ballad for the people. There’s no heavy moments, but they aren’t needed; the song is moving in its own rite. Bassist Sam Kiszka told Loudwire:
“We had all these songs we wrote three to five years ago that we were just going to put on the album. It very quickly became all new material, so I’d say about three-quarters of the songs are songs we wrote in the studio. It just happened very quickly, we got everything done in two weeks. We were aching to make this album.”
Anthem of the Peaceful Army is coming your way October 19th through Republic/Lava Records, so pre-order here.
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