Who is Devin Townsend?
Devin Townsend is a Canadian musician focusing on Heavy Metal and Prog music. Devin founded the band Strapping Young Lad, performed lead vocals for Steve Vai, and released more than 23 albums from all his musical endeavors. Devin’s time with Steve Vai opened his eyes to the music industry, and Devin was not a huge fan. Devin felt as if he was being used and was a product of another’s imagination. Perhaps this is why all of his original works are so out of this world and unique.
I've been a massive fan of Birds of Tokyo for years, I first discovered their music back in '07, when they dropped their record Day One with the amazing 'Wayside'; a fan was born the second I heard that song. I followed their music religiously before leaving Australia, even when they continually slid from Alt to Pop Rock and back again. I still loved their music, because no matter what sound they'd use, I could always hear singer Ian Kenny's soul laid out for all to hear.
In today's world, we need this cover more than ever.
I had completely forgotten about this song until the other day, when it randomly came on the radio and I had to stop what I was doing to just listen to it. Then I decided that Green Day's cover of John Lennon's 'Working Class Hero' had to be my next Awesome Covers track.
Why won't mainstream media play these guys... oh yeah.
Dune Rats have been plying their trade for almost a decade now, but I only discovered them late last year while in Australia, where their single 'Crazy', was all over the youth radio stations on heavy rotation and I found it infectious with it's high tempo energy.
Today we welcome Stone Sour into our Awesome Covers series.
Stone Sour and Corey Taylor are known for their fondness of covers, the latter even does his own acoustic shows chocked full of them. So it should come as no surprise that Stone Sour added the iconic track 'Wicked Game', to their special edition release of Come What(ever) May.