Steve Vai – Building The Church | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! It’s been a busy few weeks working on the RPM project, but I thought it would be a good idea to take a bit of a break from that stuff while also putting the chops to the test. So for today’s cover we’ve got a song that I’ve been trying to learn for quite literally years. Coming from the wonderful mind of Steve Vai, we’re ripping through Building The Church! I’m not joking… Continue reading

Behemoth – Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! I’m sitting here in the studio working through this years RPM project, when it occurred to me that there’s some unused videos kicking around. And today of all days is a great day to drop this little Behemoth cover of Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel! For you see, today marks the 10th anniversary of their 2014 album The Satanist. This album took a bit to really digest, and I remember not being very impressed… Continue reading

Skeletonwitch – I Am of Death | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! We’re back in full swing with the weekly uploads, and to start things off we’re gonna be ripping through some Skeletonwitch and their song, I Am of Death (Hell Has Arrived). I remember encountering these guys for the first time back in 2009, during a Children Of Bodom concert down in Toronto, at what used to be The Sound Academy. Pretty sure they were on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder. That was… Continue reading

Death – Flesh And The Power It Holds | GUITAR COVER

 Hey everyone! We’ve made it to the end of 2023 relatively unscathed, and to celebrate we’re gonna be ripping through another Death cover! This time it’s the song Flesh And The Power It Holds, off their final album The Sound Of Perseverance. Now, this video was a little rushed this week so we’re focusing on a single guitar play-through for this video. Blame the holidays and the day job. And because this is a… Continue reading

Children Of Bodom – Silent Night, Bodom Night | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! Hope you’re ready for just a flurry of notes today, because we’re ripping through some classic Children Of Bodom with their tune Silent Night, Bodom Night. This weeks choice may have been influenced by the release of their final live album of their final live show that came out the last couple of weeks, and if you haven’t listened to it yet I would highly recommend it. I haven’t been able to listen… Continue reading

Cannibal Corpse – Hammer Smashed Face | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! We’ve been doing lots of the metal stuff these last few weeks. And this week is no exception. In fact, we’re doubling down on the extremes and going full blown Cannibal Corpse with their tune Hammer Smashed Face! A song I’ve wanted to learn for ages but just never really got around to it. It’s one of those songs I don’t see myself ever playing live or even jamming with a group, so… Continue reading

Lamb Of God – Beating On Death’s Door | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! It’s been quite a bit since we’ve done a Lamb Of God cover, so I figured it was time to bring out another one of their tunes. This time we’re ripping through Beating On Death’s Door, and it’s kind of a funny/stupid reason why. Of course the song itself is bloody fantastic, written by Adler instead of Morton so it’s got more proggy elements to it, and that main riff is such a… Continue reading

Revocation – The Hive | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! We’re gonna be ripping through some more metal today here at Okzygen, so I hope you’re ready to rage with Revocation! This time we’re tackling the opening track from their self-titled release, The Hive, and I’ve gotta say I haven’t had this much struggle learning a tune since doing the Necrophagist cover a few months back. There’s so much going on with the hands in this song, and once that breakdown riff kicks… Continue reading

Primus – Too Many Puppies | BASS COVER

Hey everyone! It’s once again the end of the week so we’ve put together another video to usher in the weekend, this time a little number by Primus called Too Many Puppies. And this one’s a bit of a milestone, as it marks the 40th video I’ve put out this year alone! Not too shabby if I say so myself, considering before I rebooted the channel I was lucky to push out say, 5 videos… Continue reading

Children Of Bodom – Triple Corpse Hammerblow | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! We’re back at Okzygen again with another cover of some fantastic melodic death metal! That’s right, we’re ripping through some more Children Of Bodom with their song Triple Corpse Hammerblow, taken off their 2003 album Hate Crew Deathroll. I figured it was necessary to do a video for something off this album, as we just passed it’s 20th anniversary of release. This was also one of the albums that really got me into… Continue reading