Classic Covers: Grimmreaper – “Road of Resistance” (original by BabyMetal)

Yeah, OK, some people may debate the use of "classic" in our feature heading but it's a cover so we'll run with it! It's also an interesting take, given the genre hop as well as the fact that Grimmreaper has crafted his own English lyrics to go with BabyMetal's original Japanese ones. It's a song … Continue reading Classic Covers: Grimmreaper – “Road of Resistance” (original by BabyMetal)

Classic Covers: Black Spiders – “Good Times” (original by The Easybeats)

Ross actually featured this song a month back when the then-upcoming release of Black Spiders' new EP Deaf Proof (out now, digital only) and still-upcoming album (self-titled, March 26th) were announced. However, since then a video has emerged and I wanted to give it the focus it deserves as it's a damn fine cover of … Continue reading Classic Covers: Black Spiders – “Good Times” (original by The Easybeats)

Classic Covers: Six Degrees – “The Power of Love” (Huey Lewis & The News)

Italian groove metal band Six Degrees released their debut album No One Is Innocent this past November via Rockshots Records. The album's closing track is a cover version of one of the band's favorite movie theme songs "The Power of Love" made famous by Huey Lewis and The News (as opposed to the power ballad … Continue reading Classic Covers: Six Degrees – “The Power of Love” (Huey Lewis & The News)

Classic Covers: Neonfly – “Venus” (original by Shocking Blue)

Now this is my kind of cover version. Stamping their own boot firmly on the recognisable classic "Venus", Neonfly have made it dirty and gritty where the original was more light and disco... and it works. Having the stunning Dani Divine feature in the video (and on the song itself) also helps! Neonfly have announced … Continue reading Classic Covers: Neonfly – “Venus” (original by Shocking Blue)

Classic Covers: Kings County – “I Ran (So Far Away)” (original by A Flock of Seagulls)

Kings County is back with an intense and hard-hitting video remake of the 80's classic from A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)". The Orlando, FL. rock band took their own rendition of the single and video and catapulted it to the next level. I confess when I saw the title it didn't … Continue reading Classic Covers: Kings County – “I Ran (So Far Away)” (original by A Flock of Seagulls)

Classic Covers: Harakiri For The Sky – “Song To Say Goodbye” (original by Placebo)

I confess that Placebo were a band I'd forgotten about despite then having some huge (and enjoyable) hits back in the day. "Song To Say Goodbye" isn't one I'd heard before so I gave it a listen so I could see what downbeat post metal combo (and former Band of the Day) Harakiri For The … Continue reading Classic Covers: Harakiri For The Sky – “Song To Say Goodbye” (original by Placebo)