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

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

Justin Strode – House on the Horizon | GUITAR, BASS, and SYNTH

Hey everyone! We’re once again back at Okzygen studios working on some stuff. This time around we’re revisiting an older tune of mine from 12 years back, a little tune called House On The Horizon. The first version was a rather laid back, stripped composition with only a couple of clean guitars and a basic drum beat. It was a rather relaxing, melancholic song back then, and was actually one of my most played ones… Continue reading

Rush – YYZ | GUITAR COVER

Hey there you wonderful people, we’re back in the studio whipping up another cover today! And this time we’re taking on a tune from a classic Canadian band, Rush. That’s right, we’re doing up a cover of YYZ! Seems like this was inevitable in a way, being a fellow Canadian doing the metally, proggy stuff that I do here. Now believe it or not, it wasn’t actually the titular band that got me in the… Continue reading

Megadeth – Kick The Chair | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! We’re back at Okzygen Studios again, getting into some metal vibes for this weeks video. Today we’re ripping through the Megadeth song Kick The Chair, off their 2004 album The System Has Failed. Now unlike a good chunk of people, I never got into that whole Metallica versus Megadeth, commercial-friendly thrash thingy. Not to say their music didn’t have any influences, but it was never something I actively sought out to listen to.… Continue reading

The Mars Volta – Goliath | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! Hope you’re not afraid of ghosts, because we’re jumping right into an album that’s considered haunted by its creators. That’s right, today we’re playing Goliath by The Mars Volta! If you don’t know the full history of this album, I’ll try to break it down quickly here, because it’s a hell of a story that reaches across a couple different groups: Rodriguez-Lopez discovered an old Ouija board looking thing in a curio shop… Continue reading

Turisas – Rasputin | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! Do you like disco? Because we’re doing a weird spin on a disco classic today, with the Turisas version of Rasputin! That’s right, vikings playing metal disco. Just, don’t worry about it, it’s great. Trust me. Now I’ve done a bit more with this cover than just what the guitars are playing in the original recording. Decided to also play some of the violin pieces, added an octave or two to the main… Continue reading

Frank Zappa – Watermelon In Easter Hay | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone, and welcome back to the Utility Muffin Research Kitc– wait. No, that’s the wrong place. Let’s try that again. Hey everyone, and welcome back to Okzygen Studios, where we’re embarking on another journey through time as we embrace the wild madness of one Frank Zappa! Today we’re ripping through one of his signature tracks, Watermelon In Easter Hay, taken off the absolutely fantastic album Joe’s Garage. If you haven’t listen to this album… Continue reading

Living Colour – Cult of Personality | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone, welcome back to the studio! It’s another Friday, so once again we’re ripping through another cover video. Today we’re playing another classic of times gone by, Cult of Personality by Living Colour. Admittedly, I don’t know too much music from these guys, but I’m sure we’ve all heard this one before. That main riff is truly iconic, and I don’t know about you guys but it definitely triggers the feeling of an era… Continue reading