Awesome Heavy Metal

DOOM Riffs on Stylophone

DOOM Riffs on Stylophone

Stylophone expert maromaro1337 performed a medley of the heavy metal music hidden in plain sight in the corridors of the 1990s first-person shooter, DOOM. The game’s soundtrack swiped riffs from Metallica, Pantera, AC/DC, and Anthrax, among others. See how many you can identify without opening your eyes.

Fraggle Metal

Fraggle Metal

Musician Leo Moracchioli has always had a thing for puppets, so it’s only natural that he’d expand his repertoire to include a song from a puppet show. His heavy metal cover of the theme from Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock will have you dancing your cares away and saving your worries for another day.

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Master of the Neutron Dance of Destruction

Master of the Neutron Dance of Destruction

I’ll just stay here, locked behind the door… swaying to the symphony of destruction. Bill McClintock combined the music of The Pointer Sisters’, Megadeth, Metallica, and Blue Oyster Cult into a molten-hot bouillabaisse of disco metal. If this doesn’t get you dancing at your desk, we don’t know what will.

Metal Zombie

Metal Zombie

Turn up your speakers to 11 and scream at the top of your lungs to this re-upload of Leo Moracchioli’s excellent 2016 metal cover version of The Cranberries’ classic Zombie. It’s loud, intense, and apropos of the blood-boiling things going on in the world at the moment.

This Is GWAR (Trailer)

This Is GWAR (Trailer)

This documentary takes us inside the world of one of the most outrageous acts ever, GWAR. Along with interviews with the band’s members, you’ll hear how the masters of trash metal have influenced everyone from Weird Al to Bam Margera, and the hard work that goes into their fluid-soaked stage shows. Coming to Shudder on 7.21.22.

I Can Only Count to Four

I Can Only Count to Four

When we watched Sesame Street, The Count helped us learn our numbers. But in Psychostick’s alternative-universe kids’ show, Kermit is responsible for the math lessons, and apparently he’s not very good at it. Let the numbers hit the floor.

The Battle of Cape Fear River

The Battle of Cape Fear River

(PG-13: Language) Want to know the true story of Blackbeard’s last stand? Look no further than the music video for Alestorm’s track The Battle of Cape Fear River. It’s just one of the pirate metal tracks off of their latest album Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum. Turn captions on for lyrics – including the guitar solo.

Row, Row, Row Your Metal Boat

Row, Row, Row Your Metal Boat

Musician Leo Moracchioli is known for his heavy metal covers of pop music. We guess the classic singalong Row, Row, Row Your Boat is as popular as kids’ songs get. So Leo and his puppet avatar got down to business to give us the most metal version they could come up with. Life is but a dream, woooooooooooah!

Heavy Stylophone Riffs

Heavy Stylophone Riffs

The Stylophone is a very basic analog electronic instrument that uses a conductive pen and a metal circuit board of “keys” as its input device. But with the help of a Digitech Whammy effects pedal and some quick pen play, maromaro1337 jammed out some iconic rock riffs on the monophonic keyboard. More here.

Hip to Be Metal

Hip to Be Metal

Musician Leo Moracchioli is here, there, and everywhere with energetic heavy metal cover of the Huey Lewis and the News 1986 hit Hip to Be Square, a song you might also remember from the novel and film American Psycho.

Rammstein Fingerstyle

Rammstein Fingerstyle

Ein. Zwei. Drei. Vier… Hier kommt die Sonne. Guitarist Alexandr Misko gives the Rammstein song Sonne a totally new, yet awesome sound. He still manages to capture the aggressive energy of the original but still makes it all his own.

Heavy Metal Milkshake

Heavy Metal Milkshake

You know two things we don’t think of when we hear the Kelis song Milkshake? Norway and heavy metal. Yet, here we are with another vigorous rock performance by Oltedal, Norway’s resident metalhead Leo Morachiolli, and this time he’s here to bring all the boys to the yard.

Jet: Metal Edition

Jet: Metal Edition

Paul McCartney and Wings’ Band on the Run is one of the former Beatles’ best records, and one of the greatest albums of all time. One of our favorite tracks has to be Jet. Musician Leo Moracchioli hits it with his razor-sharpened edge, amping up the already energetic track to another level.

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Donzig: Bad Mother

Donzig: Bad Mother

Disco and heavy metal. They go together like peanut butter and chocolate. At least that’s how we feel after listening to Bill McClintock’s unlikely mashup, which combines Donna Summer’s 1979 hit Bad Girls with Glenn Danzig’s Mother. Toot toot, hey, tell your children not to walk my way.

Heavy Metal Gordon Ramsay

Heavy Metal Gordon Ramsay

(PG-13: Language) Guitarist Andre Antunes is at it again – adding a heavy metal soundtrack to video clips that could benefit from musical accompaniment. This time, he took the angry tirades of Gordon Ramsay berating chefs on Hell’s Kitchen and amped up their intensity to 11.

The History of Heavy Metal Music

The History of Heavy Metal Music

While heavy metal music started to pick up steam in the 1970s and 1980s, its roots originate in 1950s and 1960s rock. Musician Andrea Boma Boccarusso looks back at the history of the genre with a medley of metal examples accompanied by descriptions, artists, and albums that typified each era.

Sprayer: Crazy Black Magic

Sprayer: Crazy Black Magic

Let’s go crazy… down in this Hell. Bill McClintock imagines a world where Prince and Slayer could perform on the same stage, combining bits of Let’s Go Crazy, Black Magic, Angel of Death, Seasons in the Abyss, and War Ensemble, with a dash of Van Halen’s I’m the One and Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love for added flavor.

Haka Metal

Haka Metal

Andre Antunes improves another viral video by adding a heavy metal soundtrack to it. This time, he amped up the already formidable footage of New Zealand’s All Blacks rugby team performing a traditional Maori war dance known as the Haka. Original video here.

Heavy Metal Jingle Bells

Heavy Metal Jingle Bells

Guitarist Charlie Parra del Riego knows how to celebrate Christmas with style. Turn your speakers up to 11 and enjoy as he shreds a very special heavy metal edition of Jingle Bells. We recommend adding this to your holiday playlist between the Bing Crosby and Burl Ives.

Come Together: Metal Edition

Come Together: Metal Edition

With the help of the WaterBear College of Music, metalhead Leo Morachiolli and his friends Hannah Boulton, Rabea Massaad, Erik Torp, and Truls Haugen scored a recording session at the famed Abbey Road Studios to record a powerful cover version of The Beatles’ Come Together with even more of an edge than Aerosmith’s version.

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Bloodywood: Gaddaar

Bloodywood: Gaddaar

We love it when performers defy expectations, and Bloodywood definitely does that with their spicy blend of Indian culture and heavy metal music. The track Gaddar (Traitor) is an impassioned political statement against fascist government regimes. Their debut album Rakshak is available for pre-order now. (Thanks Rob!)

Holding Out for a Metal Hero

Holding Out for a Metal Hero

Appearing on the Footloose soundtrack, the Bonnie Tyler and Jim Steinman song Holding out for a Hero is the poster child for 1980s musical excess. Leo Moracchioli swaps synths for screams with a heavy metal cover of the track that would give John Lithgow’s judgmental reverend a heart attack if he heard it.

Steamroller: Heavy Metal Edition

Steamroller: Heavy Metal Edition

Guitarist Andre Antunes has unofficially joined the US Navy. He took footage from Communication Specialist Josiah Trombley’s awesome call-and-response Steamroller troop march, and turned it into a heavy metal song. Seriously, they could go into the studio and record this.

Pictures of Fat Dogs Metal Song

Pictures of Fat Dogs Metal Song

Do you know what’s better than looking at pictures of roly-poly dogs on the internet? A heavy metal song that pays tribute to these adorably chonky and well-fed pooches, courtesy of YouTuber Frazee Wooster. He needs to do a version for all the other round boys.

Iron Maiden Symphonic Medley

Iron Maiden Symphonic Medley

The talented musicians of Epic Symphonic Rock live up to their names yet again, this time with a live tribute to heavy metal maestros Iron Maiden. The medley includes big, orchestral versions of The Number of the Beast, Run to the Hills, and Fear of the Dark.

Kills Kills Kills

Kills Kills Kills

Performing under the pseudonym “Möstly Crüel,” The Merkins are here with a little Halloween song. The light metal track features horror movie baddies Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Ghostface performing a parody of Mötley Crüe’s Girls Girls Girls.

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