THE DEFINITION OF METAL: NORTHERN KINGS COVERING TINA TURNER
Ironic metal covers of decidedly non-metal songs are definitely passe, but exceptions have to be made when there’s nary a trace of irony. Northern Kings, the new Finnish band consisting of J. Ahola (Teräsbetoni), Marco Hietala (Tarot, Nightwish), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), J-P Leppäluoto (Charon) have a new all-covers album called Reborn, including the Tina Turner smash “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” video below. (The album also features covers of Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, Dire Straits, Billy Idol, and more).
Check out some other audio samples at Northern Kings’ MySpace page.
This, my friends, is fucking metal. These guys really mean it; NO MORE FUCKING HEROES, OK???
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