One more radio screamer for me, I mean when I drive somewhere and hear “Rock Of Ages” on the radio I can't help myself, I just scream it at the top of my lungs :) The song is a true fun time anthem and it's damn fun to play. Even better – since the original bass was synthesized I guess it makes it perfectly legal to play this part as you feel it should sound. I've seen some covers on YouTube and all of them were played quite differently. I played it my way and I guess it sounds nice.
This is my second Beast In Black cover, simply because I like the band and their songs are usually in heavy rotation on my Spotify account. As you might know, Beast In Black is an awesome band from Finland whose music unites damn catchy power metal and all the best elements of the 80's rock/pop culture. And those guys are freaking unbelievable live! “Crazy, Mad, Insane” is a song from their first album. I love all tracks on that one but I chose “C.M.I.”, maybe because I wanted to make a...
There was a time in the 90s when I was so-o-o into Megadeth! I've never been a fan of the band's early stuff but “Rust In Peace” and a few later albums were truly amazing. And a huge part of my interest in Megadeth was based on the bass player David Ellefson who was everything I wanted to be as a kid – the coolest modern bassist who played with a pick :) Well, anyway, I've always wanted to play something by Megadeth but, to be honest, their stuff has always been way too difficult for me....
The KISS Army can think anything about “The Elder” now but back in 1981, it was a disaster that nearly destroyed KISS. Which is kind of ironic since now the old KISS fans would give their favorite woolen blankets for a chance to see the band experimenting and doing something artistic and brave... Anyway, I've listened to this album around 1990 for the first time and was in love with it ever since.
It's about time to play some heroic Viking metal on this channel. Amon Amarth is one of the greatest in this style and “The Pursuit Of Vikings” is one of my favorite songs recorded by these guys. I mean if you can help yourself banging your head when you hear it I don't know what's wrong with you :)
This cover has a little history behind it. Actually, I wanted to record a song by a popular epic metal band and then I hurt my back. Like, really bad. So bad I couldn't stand normally, let alone stand with a heavy bass on my neck. No worries, I'm a bit better now but still I was forced to play something much more quiet, something I'd have no problem to play while sitting on a hocker.
To be honest, I didn't believe AC/DC would get back, especially since at some point Brian Johnson wasn't there anymore, Malcolm Young passed away, and that band's version with Axl Rose was... hm... a bit weird to me if I may say so. But hey, here they are again, with Brian and the first single from their upcoming album “Power Up”! I really liked the song and I'm really happy for the AC/DC guys who've managed to get their act together and hit the world once again.
Usually, I don't listen to anything like Jay-Z (not even close) but frankly, I love this song, especially the chorus, obviously. It's a very nice and groovy track and right now the USA is the topic number one in the world because of the presidential election 2020 so why not play a NY-inspired song.