Reckless Love Releases Cover Version Of Ozzy’s ‘Bark At The Moon’

Finland’s sleaze rock kings Reckless Love, who are currently gearing up for the release of their much awaited, forthcoming album ‘Turborider‘, have announced re-scheduled dates for their European tour and shared a brand new single; a cracking cover version of Ozzy Osbourne‘s ‘Bark at the Moon‘! The band’s fifth studio album will drop on March 25, 2022 and will be available as CD, LP, special box set and Digital formats through AFM Records.

“We had never thought of covering Ozzy’s iconic track ‘Bark at the Moon‘ until we started talking about the great covers in rock and metal history with our producer Joonas Parkkonen.” Vocalist Olli Herman reveals. “I mentioned to him that we had not done a full blown cover ever before, because we had not found the perfect song yet. Joonas then came up with the idea of covering this Ozzy classic, which felt like a daunting – almost impossible suicide mission of a task at first. I mean, there is no way we could’ve made it any better than the original. Ozzy’s version is perfect!!

However, Joonas had a clear vision what to do with the track and pretty soon after we tried out his arrangement ideas, we were high fiving each other in the studio. We realized we were not even supposed to try and improve the song. We just had to make a different version of it. So much so, that it’s interesting and new, but still recognizeable. The guitar track was kept like the original, nearly note for note. Seemed like a no brainer since Jake E. Lee’s original is such a difining guitar track of it’s time and the most recognizeable part of the song. However, we introduced some Turborider-esque electric drumming for the rhythm section and synthesizers for the riff. We also raised the tempo of the track a little to make it feel more energetic than the original. To top it all off we gave it a true Reckless Love treatment with the vocal harmonies in the chorus. Even as an Ozzy-fan, I must say we totally nailed it and we managed to honor the spirit of the original perfectly.

Listen to Reckless Love‘s excellent homage and cover of Ozzy’s ‘Bark at the Moon‘: here

The upcoming Reckless Love album was produced by Joonas Parkkonen (Apocalyptica, Lost Society) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Lordi, Volbeat). The limited box set will not include the Digipak CD, an autograph card but a handheld videogame! Pre-Order your copy of ‘Turborider‘: here

01. Turborider
02. Eyes Of A Maniac
03. Outrun
04. Kids Of The Arcade
05. Bark At The Moon
06. Prelude (Flight Of The Cobra)
07. Like A Cobra
08. For The Love Of Good Times
09. ’89 Sparkle
10. Future Lover Boy
11. Prodigal Sons


Vocal: Olli Hermann

Guitar: Pepe

Bass: Halle Verne

UK Tour dates with Dan Reed Network/Collateral:
28th Feb – Engine Rooms, Southampton
1st March – Tramshed, Cardiff
3rd March – Rock City, Nottingham
4th March – Academy 2, Manchester
5th March – Grand Central Hall, Liverpool
6th March – The Garage, Glasgow
8th March – The Mill, Birmingham
9th March – The Warehouse, Leeds
10th March – Electric Ballroom, London




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