Mashup master Bill McClintock managed to combine the funky bassline and guitar riffs of David Bowie’s Fame with the rough-edged metal vocals of Pantera’s 5 Minutes Alone. The resulting track is like watching a spectacular trainwreck you can’t look away from.
YouTube’s resident metalnerd Leo Moracchioli takes on one-hit wonder Chumbawamba’s 1997 track Tubthumping, a song about getting drunk and in bar fights that will infect your ear by simply hearing “I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down…”
Most hard rock music is played on a 6-string electric guitar, but Music is Win decided to see what it might sound like if he attempted to play some metal riffs on a 12-string blues guitar. The resulting sound is quite unique – like some kind of prog rock from the future.
Despite one reader who didn’t bother providing a real email address so we could respond to his complaint, we’re not sick of Leo Moracchioli’s cover songs yet. Listen up kids, and head to Bikini Bottom with this fun metal edition of the theme song from SpongeBob SquarePants.
There was very little about Falco’s 1985 hit Rock Me Amadeus that was actually rock music, so Leo Moracchioli has cured the song of its electro-pop leanings and turned it into a proper headbanger, delivering on the promise of the original’s harsh-sounding German lyrics.
Noisey introduces us to Tristan Shone, the musician behind Author & Punisher. His experience as a mechanical engineer led him to create unique tactile interfaces which he uses to create his distinctively analog industrial sound. There’s a great concert film here.
Musician Andy Rehfeldt loves to turn metal songs into jazz tunes. His latest makeover? Transforming Metallica’s magnum opus Master of Puppets into something even dear old Mom and Dad would enjoy. Though at 5:00, we thought it was gonna segue into Get Lucky.
(PG-13: Language) After schooling us on Goth, Pitchfork is back with another entertaining, yet educational animated history short. This time you’ll learn about the foundations of heavy metal music, and how the genre has evolved over the decades. KISS WAS NEVER METAL!
You will get a sentimental feeling… when you hear… Frog Leap singing ‘let’s be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly.’ Enjoy a holiday treat from Leo Moracchioli, as he turns in a tough-as-nails rendition of the 1960 Brenda Lee classic Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.
13 year-old Owen Davey is a master of not just one instrument, but can rock lead guitar, bass, and drums with the best of them. Here, he performs all of the parts from Metallica’s classic Master of Puppets like a badass. His cover of YYZ by Rush is solid too.
Leo Moracchioli continues to rock it out of the park with his heavy metal covers – this time taking on R. Kelly’s 1996 hit ballad, turning it into a legitimate alt-rock track which could stand entirely on its own. Show your support for Leo by buying his tracks here.
Musician and all-around madman Andy Rehfeldt is back with another death metal cover. This time, he turns our favorite mild-mannered, cardigan-wearing neighbor into an angry member of the Army of Satan. Though at times, Andy’s death metal voice sounds a whole lot like Cookie Monster.
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