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WAP: Metal Edition

WAP: Metal Edition

(PG-13: Language) Get a bucket and a mop out for resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli as he transforms Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s unambiguously smutty pop track WAP into a heavy metal song and replaces the shameless images of well-endowed women with a cute little kitty taking a shower.

It’s Tricky: Metal Edition

It’s Tricky: Metal Edition

Leo Moracchioli covers Run DMC’s 1986 hip hop hit It’s Tricky, taking a rap metal approach not dissimilar to Red Hot Chili Peppers version of the Ohio Players’ Love Rollercoaster. We love how Leo still managed to work in some scratching.

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Metal Peaches

Metal Peaches

Peaches come in a can. They were put there by a man, in a factory downtown. Leo Moracchioli dusts of the 1995 Presidents of the U.S.A. hit Peaches, replacing the twangy alt-pop sounds of the original with angry electric guitar, and energetic screams about nature’s candy and some not-so-thinly-veiled sexual innuendo.

Addicted to Love: Metal Edition

Addicted to Love: Metal Edition

Musician Leo Moracchioli rarely busts out the trumpet for his metal and hard rock cover versions of popular songs, but in the case of Robert Palmer’s 1985 hit Addicted to Love, it was the best way to do the song justice. Though Leo’s video seems to be a little light on long-legged models in slinky black dresses.

I’m Still Standing: Metal Edition

I’m Still Standing: Metal Edition

Elton John’s 1983 hit I’m Still Standing has become a bit of an informal anthem in these days of self-isolation. As he’s been known to do, musician Leo Moracchioli made the catchy pop tune all his own, with an ample dose of axe shredding, head banging, and shout singing.

Carry on Metal Son

Carry on Metal Son

Set a course for winds of fortune. Resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli teamed up with fellow musician Truls Haugen to perform this very well executed cover version of the Kansas prog rock classic, Carry On Wayward Son, donning ridiculous long hair, beards and mustaches to go with the ’70s sounds.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Metal Claus

I Saw Mommy Kissing Metal Claus

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we can officially play Christmas music without feeling too guilty about it. If you’re tired of traditional carols, then sit back and rock out to Leo Moracchioli’s very special edition of Jimmy Boyd’s jolly little ditty I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.

Metal Down Under

Metal Down Under

Men at Work’s Australian anthem Down Under is one of the most jangly and upbeat pop songs of all time. But in the interest of leaving no musical stone unturned, resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli still managed to turn it into an angry hard rock track.

The Addams Family: Metal Edition

The Addams Family: Metal Edition

If any family deserves a heavy metal theme song, it’s the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky Addams Family. Just in time for Halloween, Mustachioed metalhead Leo Moracchioli is here to oblige with his gravelly-voiced rendition.

Lizzo Metal

Lizzo Metal

(PG-13: Language) Who doesn’t love the Lizzo track Truth Hurts? Well, resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli certainly enjoys it, and shows how the song lends itself surprisingly well to a hard rock arrangement. It certainly had us banging our heads and throwing devil horns here in the office.

99 Lead Balloons

99 Lead Balloons

Heavy metal musician and cover artist Leo Moracchioli takes on the original German version of Nena’s 1983 pop hit 99 Luftbaloons, giving the song the kind of angry and severe sounds you’d expect from the country that gave us Rammstein.

Hey Ya! Metal Edition

Hey Ya! Metal Edition

Serial screamer and contact wearer Leo Moracchioli’s takes on one of the most infectious earworms of all time, OutKast’s Hey Ya! Leo’s version will almost certainly have the song rattling around your head for the rest of the day too.

Firestarter: A Tribute

Firestarter: A Tribute

Resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli pays tribute to the The Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint in the best way possible, with a perfectly amped-up cover version of their 1997 hit track Firestarter, loaded with intense vocals and powerful guitar riffs. Rest in peace, Keith.

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No Metal Scrubs

No Metal Scrubs

While we’ve been enjoying Weezer’s cover of TLC’s hit No Scrubs, but it’s a little on the mellow side. For those of you who prefer your 1990s R&B with a harder edge, you’ll want to check out Leo Moracchioli’s metal-infused take on the track.

Metal Ring of Fire

Metal Ring of Fire

It Burns Burns Burns! Leo Moracchioli lights his studio on fire with his rendition of the Johnny Cash classic Ring of Fire. While he adds his typical growls and grunts, he preserves the song’s mariachi-inspired brass sounds.

This is Death Metal Halloween

This is Death Metal Halloween

Musician Leo Moracchioli screams like a banshee and makes a scene, celebrating Halloween with a demonic, headbanging cover version of Danny Elfman’s holiday classic This is Halloween from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The Bad Metal Touch

The Bad Metal Touch

(PG-13: Lyrics) Musician Leo Moracchioli asks us to do it like they do on the Discovery channel with his metal-edged cover of Bloodhouse Gang’s dirty-minded 1999 hit, complete with a deranged looking bunny rabbit egging us on.

What Does the Metal Fox Say?

What Does the Metal Fox Say?

For his latest heavy metal cover, musician Leo Moracchioli dusts off a little ditty that blew up the internet back in 2013, Ylvis’ megahit The Fox. We’re guessing Leo will be covering Chocolate Rain and Numa Numa any day now.

SpongeBob Metalpants

SpongeBob Metalpants

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.

Hard Rock Me Amadeus

Hard Rock Me Amadeus

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.

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Toxic Heavy Metal

Toxic Heavy Metal

Musician Leo Moracchioli hops up some pop with his heavy metal edition of Britney Spears’ 2004 mega-hit Toxic. We have to say that Leo’s angry and edgy arrangement suits the lyrics better than the original.

Metal Disco Inferno

Metal Disco Inferno

Burn that mutha down! Metalhead Leo Moracchioli takes on The Trammps’ 1977 hit Disco Inferno, lending a bit of added heat and fire to the dancefloor classic. We like to imagine John Travolta headbanging to this in his iconic white suit on the light-up dancefloor.

Smooth Metal Criminal

Smooth Metal Criminal

Leo Moracchioli intensifies Michael Jackson’s already taut pop-rock track by infusing the 1987 mega-hit Smooth Criminal with his trademark blend of gravely, headbanging heavy metal that puts Alien Ant Farm’s rock cover to shame.

Metal Sweet Symphony

Metal Sweet Symphony

Heavy metal musician and arranger Leo Moracchioli makes yet another track uniquely his own, transforming The Verve’s 1997 hit Bitter Sweet Symphony into a rough-edged, hard-rockin’, head-bangin’ new tune.

Groove Is in the Metal Heart

Groove Is in the Metal Heart

Leo Moracchioli proves once again that even the most unlikely of tracks can be covered in his growly heavy metal style. Here, he takes Dee-Lite’s big 1990 dance hit Groove Is in the Heart, and powers it up, while still retaining the whimsical slide whistle.

MMMetalBop

MMMetalBop

Leo Moracchioli belts out an extreme remake of Hansen’s 1997 teeny-bopper pop hit MMMbop which is pretty much what the song would have sounded like if the young brothers have been possessed by very angry demons whenever the chorus kicked in.

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