Prior Art 1: Cover Bands (A)

This post is part of my 3 week series that explores previous examples of blending of bluegrass and metal music.
I will be back in action June 13.

The first time I mentioned mixing bluegrass and black metal, I was pointed to Slaughter of the Bluegrass (SOTB).  The band does bluegrass covers of songs from a wide variety of metal bands. Overall, they’re actually a pretty talented group.

In this video, someone actually played with the alignment enough to layer SOTB audio over the video of the original song they covered. In this case, the original video is from Amon Amarth, a Swedish Viking Metal band.  The result is pure awesomeness.

Of course, not even this idea was original.  Iron Horse was already a group that recorded entire tribute albums to artists such as Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, and… Modest Mouse?

Anyhow, here’s a track from their first effort, Fade to Bluegrass, released in 2003.


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