Video: Metalhead Slays Slipknot and Tenacious D Covers on The Voice of Finland
If you’re like me, the biggest problem you have with TV is that there’s no fucking metal on it anymore. Alright, maybe it isn’t actually the biggest problem, but it’s one that I, and most of our esteemed readers, can probably identify with most. Fortunately, Finnish metalhead Paavo Laapotti must have been thinking the same thing, as he decided to bring some metal straight to national TV on The Voice of Finland.
In February, Laapotti went on the show and slayed a cover of Tenacious D’s “Master Exploder” so hard that he got the opportunity to battle another contestant on the show with a duet of Slipknot’s essential classic “Duality.”
The Voice of Finland, as you might have already guessed, works the same way as The Voice does here in the States. The show is typically centered around pop-stars, so it will be exciting to see how far Laapotti makes it in the show. But even if the “Duality” duet is his last appearance on the show, it most certainly won’t be his last time on stage.
Laapotti said that he sent his cover of “Master Exploder” to Kyle Gass’s manager and Gass responded by offering to fly him out to Los Angeles, according to Loudwire.
“I sent the performance to the manager of Kyle Gass, and I got a reply saying they want to fly me to L.A. to do two shows with Trainwreck. I’ll perform a song with them, and they’re gonna be my backing band.”
We are pumped for Laapotti. Let’s be honest with ourselves for a second, there is almost nothing in this world that we metalheads enjoy more than shoving metal into places it doesn’t typically belong. Whether it’s a college newspaper, the funeral of a Christian relative, or just the early morning when everyone else in the house is asleep, it’s that simple joy that makes being a metalhead fun. But the BEST place to shoehorn metal is, and always will be, national television, and right now we have to specifically thank Laapotti for really thrusting our music in people’s faces.