EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Disconnected Souls Shares a Metal Cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Merry Xmas (War Is Over)”

Inventive Metal band Disconnected Souls have shared an amazing and heavy take of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Merry Xmas (War Is Over)!” An annual tradition as much as hanging the stockings with care and trimming the tree, this is the bands’ fourth year in a row of a cover song for Christmas. Blending metalcore sounds with intense electronics, folk instruments and a choir singing in Latin, the genre-defying band is also joined by a plethora of talented guests on the track. Check out here! 


The band commented: We’re thrilled to present our Christmas cover for 2021. It has been our most challenging cover yet as we combined more genres and styles into one track from folk to djent to electronic. It’s “Merry Xmas” but not as you know it!”

Continuously pushing the boundaries, the quartet based out of Chester, England, strive to create a distinctive sound that draws upon the depth of metal, while playing with tones and textures from all musical styles. Following the release of their latest avant-garde single “Petrichor”, the new single dives into energetic rhythms, deliciously distorted guitars and electric synthesizers. The cover also sees Disconnected Souls hark back to their Warring Elements EP featuring a choir of fellow musicians and friends. This time, performing a Latin translation of the chorus to add in an extra layer of experimentation.


Disconnected Souls take immense pleasure in adapting well loved Christmas songs to their own creative arrangement style. The essence of the original track always carries through, just with an extra boost of the theatrics and elevated instrumentation.



Patrick Lloyd: Vocals / Programming

Holly Royle: Guitars / Vocals / Keys / Programming

Matthew Simon Fletcher (Fletch): Guitars / Keys / Bass / Backing Vocals / Programming

Tim Jenkins: Synths / Keys / Guitars / Programming


Latin Choir:

Holly Royle

Patrick Lloyd

Matthew Simon Fletcher



Lupe Shaw

Felix Mercy King

Sasha Bannister (ROOT ZERO)

Giacomo Luca Fiderio (ROOT ZERO)


Previous Covers:

2020 “The Power Of Love” – Frankie Goes To Hollywood

2019 “A Spaceman Came Travelling” – Chris De Burgh

2018 “Walking In The Air” – Howard Blake & Aled Jones


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