Classic Covers: Shawn James & The Shapeshifters – The Number of the Beast

Shawn James & The Shapeshifters are a band I hadn't heard of before yesterday. They're from Backwatersville, Arkansas and play very laid back rock music. The sort of stuff you'd chill to rather than thrash to. Over the last few years, they've released four albums including one consisting of covers. That last one was called¬†Covers … Continue reading Classic Covers: Shawn James & The Shapeshifters – The Number of the Beast

Classic Covers: Party Hard – Arcadia Mania

It's new year's eve, so here's a party track for you. Culled from Andrew W.K.'s own facebook feed so you know it has the stamp of AUTHENTIC PARTY, this is a ridiculously silly cover of a ridiculously silly original. Everyone knows the best Andrew W.K. tracks are the ones that instinctively grab your brain and … Continue reading Classic Covers: Party Hard – Arcadia Mania

Classic Covers: Alwaid – Never Ending Story

Not a band I've heard of before (Alwaid, that is), but I was pointed towards their cover of Within Temptation's "Never Ending Story" by Mel of Aonia (themselves a former Band of the Day). It's a live rendition and a very good one indeed. Always nice to hear a classic track redone, especially by an … Continue reading Classic Covers: Alwaid – Never Ending Story

Classic Covers: They’re Taking The Hobbits To Isengard – Red Rum

OK, so it's a cover of a daft internet song that's been doing the rounds for a few years. It's also been covered by a dozen other people including the actual cast of the film, but this is Red Rum, dammit! They played this on the recent tour with Alestorm, which was perfect for a … Continue reading Classic Covers: They’re Taking The Hobbits To Isengard – Red Rum

Classic Covers: Hapke Zuurkool – Punk As Fuck

What do you get if a shit modern band do a cover of a shit old band? You get shit like this, that's what you get. As far as I can tell,¬†Hapke Zuurkool are a Dutch "stonegrind" band with a few songs under their belts. All their stuff online is in Dutch and I'm too … Continue reading Classic Covers: Hapke Zuurkool – Punk As Fuck

Classic Covers: Pastors of Muppets – Symphony of Destruction

It was actually Machine Head's own facebook feed that pointed me towards these guys, as they also cover that band's song "Halo". However, it's only available to embed via BandCamp and that doesn't always work. They do, however, have a YouTube video for "Symphony of Destruction" so I've picked that one to feature. Pastors of … Continue reading Classic Covers: Pastors of Muppets – Symphony of Destruction