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New Music: Melvins – “Carol of the Bells” Cover

Bringing good cheer the only way the Melvins know how, the veteran rock band has released an intense and unrelenting cover of “Carol of the Bells.”

“The song has scared us since we were children,” frontman Buzz Osborne told Stereogum. “That’s why we wanted to do it.”

The Melvins’ cover will be included on Amazon’s Indie for the Holidays compilation, due out tomorrow, December 2. That set will also feature other Christmas-themed covers from bands like Los Campesinos!, Dandy Warhols, and more. Listen to Melvins’ grueling “Carol of the Bells” below.