Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal) Records Metal Version of the Eagles Fight Song

Have you guessed that Decibel loves Erik Rutan yet? Yesterday we featured a video of the Hate Eternal (and formerly of Morbid Angel and Ripping Corpse) guitarist joining The Mountain Goats onstage in Florida and today we have another piece of music to share, courtesy of Rutan, who recorded a metal version of the Philadelphia Eagles’ fight song, “Fly Eagles Fly.”

Rutan’s rendition of the song couldn’t be more timely, as the Eagles—who were crowned Super Bowl LII champions after defeating the New England Patriots in February—start their season against the Atlanta Falcons tomorrow. This isn’t the first time Rutan (who is a New Jersey native) and the Eagles have crossed paths in Decibel—the guitarist wrote guest editor’s notes in April following their victory.

“You see, for us Eagles fans, loyalty for our team means everything to us—sharing that same devotion we have for Ozzy or Slayer, or any of our longtime favorite bands,” Rutan wrote. “Football brings us tears of joy and dreams of hope. It brings us pure grief and utter rage. It evokes emotion in the surreal way that music does.”

The Eagles are Decibel‘s home team and we couldn’t think of a better way to get excited for the season than with an extreme version of their fight song. Fly, Eagles, fly!