Disney Releases Classic Tracks With A Metal Twist
Various YouTubers and bands have done pop punk Disney covers over the years, but have you ever wanted to hear your favorite Disney movie songs with a metal twist? Well, now you can!
Last Friday, Disney officially released their Metal Disney album to the rest of the world, which features tracks like I See The Light, A Whole New World, It’s A Small World, Beauty And The Beast, Under The Sea, Go The Distance, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, When You Wish Upon A Star and their own Disney mash-up medley.
The popular Disney release was first released in Japan and features an expert metal lineup which no doubt contributed to it’s large success. The release quickly climbed to number three in the Amazon rock/metal charts and number two on the Kids charts.
Archie Meguro, the executive director of Disney Music Group Japan told Rolling Stone that the release was initially going to be solely distributed to Japan, likely due to its previous success with crossing the classic Disney tunes over into other genres.
“Old-school metal has always been very prevalent in our marketplace and so I thought just kind of a mixing of the cultures, of taking Disney and making it into metal versions, seemed like a cool idea,” he explained.
Being crowned the “D-Metal Stars,” Metal Disney’s performers include singer Mike Vescera and guitarist John Bruno of the band Obsession, former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rudy Sarzo, and drummer BJ Zampa (ex-Dokken).
“It’s all the stuff that I grew up on,” Obsession vocalist Vescera told Rolling Stone. “You would think the opposite, being hard rock guys or in that kind of field of music,” he continues. “But everybody loves it. It’s crazy.”
“You think, ‘Aw, it’s a kid’s song,'” he says. “But when you get into how they wrote these things, they’re quite incredible and really well written and so it’s just figuring out what exactly is going on and then taking it piece by piece.” He later stated.
You can listen to the collection of tracks via Spotify below:
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