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Author Archives: OX

Ox’s Blog: Apocalyptica drop a new Metallica instrumental

Apocalyptica are a band that made their name with instrumental versions of Metallica songs. The bands’ first album was entirely Metallica instrumental covers. On a recent tour stop in Berlin the band played a new Metallica instrumental, one that never even made the album, Orion. This version is epic and by the end of it if your head isn’t banging then your neck must be broken! Don’t forget you can catch Apocalyptica on tour in September doing their Metallica instrumentals.

Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Korn – One

This coming weekend is the giant Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. Kilo rocker Cory will be out there, he won the flyaway from Tilted Kilt and us a few weeks back. I was at Rock on the Range in 2013 and it was an awesome concert experience. To pay tribute to the upcoming three days of madness let’s do a Korn cover of the Metallica tune One. Both Korn and Metallica will be on the bill at Rock on the Range and I can’t believe I haven’t featured this cover before. The Korn version was initially recorded live for the MTV special Icon: Metallica in 2003. It made it’s way onto Take A Look In The Mirror as a hidden track at the very end of the album. The cover is a little short of the original, probably because MTV didn’t want the whole song take up precious air time even on a show dedicated to the band that they were celebrating because that’s the type of thing MTV did in the 2000’s. Either way the cover is still great, so close your eyes, take a listen, and imagine you are in Columbus to see both bands live.

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Ox’s Blog: Metallica on Colbert

The mighty Metallica made an appearance on the Late Night with Colbert show last night as they make their way across the country on their Worldwired tour. The band performed their latest single from the new album Hardwired… To Self Destruct, Now That We’re Dead. If you missed it live last night check it out now!

Ox’s Blog: Video For In This Moment’s Oh Lord

If you missed the big news yesterday In This Moment released a new song, Oh Lord, and spoiled a bunch of details about their upcoming album Ritual. Today they followed that up with a release of the video for Oh Lord. It definitely looks like an In This Moment video and fits in with the rest of their creepy imagery, check it out!

Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Gojira – Escape

French rockers Gojira are headed to Red Rocks tomorrow with Opeth. And since we are in the middle of Maytallica why not combine Gojira and Metallica for tonight’s cover. The Gojira version of Escape only appeared as a bonus track on the Japanese release of their 2005 album From Mars To Sirius. The original was released back in 1984 on the Metallica classic Ride The Lightning. Interestingly Gojira is also opening for Metallica on some of the upcoming Worldwired tour dates as a replacement for Volbeat, looks like that will be happening after our date on June 7th. Time to hit play and rock out!

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Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Nonpoint – 5 Minutes Alone

This week I have decided to feature a cover that was requested by Kilo rocker Jeff. Nonpoint covered the Pantera tune 5 Minutes Alone back in 2010 and since the band is coming into town next week at the Black Sheep I thought this was the perfect time to share Jeff’s request with the rest of the Kilo faithful who have not heard it yet! Nonpoint recorded the tune for the Metal Hammer tribute album Getcha Pull! A Tribute To Dimebag Darrell and it was later featured on their album Miracle. Interestingly Miracle was co-produced by Chad Grey and the title track featured an appearance from Gray who would later go on to work with Vinnie Paul of Pantera in Hellyeah! Grab a drink, hit play, and enjoy!

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Ox’s Blog: Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Proposes On Stage

Last Friday night Mastodon made a stop in Alabama on tour, home of Brent Hinds, and he decided to make the most of his return by asking his girlfriend Raisa Moreno to marry him! The singer asked the crowd if they wanted to see “the coolest encore ever” before bringing his girlfriend on stage in front of the fans and a ton of his family. Check out the video below! The guy who shot the video loses his mind!

Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Anthrax – Carry On Wayward Son

Anthrax released a cover of the Kansas tune Carry On Wayward Son on their latest release, the deluxe vinyl edition of For All Kings. You’ve probably heard the song on Krank It or Kram It or maybe you heard that the band played the song live for the first time just a few days ago at a stop in L.A. The band is coming to the Fillmore this Friday and if you’re going you might get lucky and hear the tune live for yourself. This cover stays very true to the original and has that big 80’s arena rock sound, take a listen!

Ox’s Blog: Johnny Loses His Sh*t in New Highly Suspect Video

Earlier today Highly Suspect dropped a video for their new single Little One. The video has lead singer Johnny Stevens freaking out and smashing his way through a thrift store before being arrested by police, bandmates Rich and Ryan Meyer, at the end. Check it out!

Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Mastodon – The Bit

Mastodon are running hot right now. The band released their new album Emperor Of Sand on March 31st and took the #1 spot for album sales that following week. Additionally they have been beefing with some new social media company on Twitter that is calling themselves Mastodon, to hilariously confusing results. They are also on support of their new album and will be rolling into Denver at the Fillmore this coming Monday! Tune in all day tomorrow to win tickets for the show and in the mean time enjoy the bands cover of the Melvins tune The Bit. The band covered the tune during many of their stops on their 2005 tour. Check out this live version from a stop in San Diego.