Great Guest Vocalists

Guest Vocalist: Zach De La Rocha

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Since the break up of Rage Against The Machine, Zach De La Rocha has remained relatively quiet on the music front. There was the One Day As A Lion project he did in 2007 but other than that there hasn’t been much from him in a long while. Which got me thinking, that I should do a Guest Vocalist post about all the songs he’s guested on over the years. Most recently Zach can be heard on the last two Run The Jewels albums. Anyways, here are a bunch of tracks to enjoy that Zach lent his vocals to.

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Guest Vocalist: Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed

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Jamey Jasta is one of the hardest working guys in all of music. From his bands, Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow and his own solo project Jasta, to his running of Stillborn Records, and his well known podcast The Jasta Show, there is no shortage of all things Jasta related out there. In between all the above, Jamey has lent his vocals to quite a few band’s songs over the years. Here are a few of my favorites he has guested on.

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Guest Vocalist: Howard Jones- Light The Torch Ex Killswitch Engage

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For many years now, Howard Jones has been a well respected vocalist in the heavy music world. From his time in Blood Has Been Shed to Killswitch Engage and now with Light The Torch (formerly known as Devil You Know), Howard’s voice and lyrics have resonated with countless amounts of people. Since Light The Torch is getting set to release their new album, Revival (out March 30), I thought it would be fun to put together a bunch of songs Howard has guested on over the years.

 

36 Crazyfists- Elysium (from Rest Inside The Flames):

 

Eighteen Visions- One Hell Of A Prize Fighter (from Vanity):

 

Throwdown- The World Behind (from Vendetta):

 

Roadrunner United- The Daggar (from Roadrunner United- The All Star Sessions):

 

Every Time I Die- Punch-Drunk Punk Rock Romance (from Last Night In Town):

Within Temptation- Dangerous (from Hydra):

 

Jasta- Chasing Demons (from The Lost Chapters):

 

Asking Alexandria- Until The End (from From Death To Destiny):

Guest Vocalist: Scooter Ward of Cold

10551099_10153002846379466_2566822027155703081_n.jpg There are certain singers that I truly feel captivated by. The way they deliver their lyrics, write songs, work out melodies, and even their stage presence, all this really grabs me and makes me feel like I’m a part of the song. One singer in particular that I’ve really loved for over 20 years now is, Scooter Ward of Cold. His ability to do all the above and be as open and vulnerable as he is, is a statement to the honest approach he takes to music. Cold is currently working on a new album, which is pretty exciting. Though in the mean time, until it’s released, check out a few songs that Scooter has guested on over the years.

 

Scooter Ward & Tony Iommi- Something Wicked This Way Comes:

 

Reveille- Inside Out:

 

Superfly Rodeo- Reach:

 

Sierra Swan- You Got Away:

 

Sierra Swan- Take Me Down:

Guest Vocalist: Randy Blythe

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Over the last decade or so, screaming vocals have really become a staple in heavy music. There are so many different types of “screaming.” Some of the frontmen and frontwomen, really have a unique presence and sound to their scream. One person in particular, Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God, is a perfect example of this. The following songs are ones Randy has lent his unique voice to over the years.

Enjoy!

 

A Life Once Lost- Vulture (from HUNTER):

 

A Life Once Lost- Pigeonholed (from IRON GAG):

 

Overkill- Skulls and Bones (from IMMORTALIS):

 

Gojira- Adoration For None (from THE WAY OF ALL FLESH):

 

Shadows Fall- King Of Nothing (from RETRIBUTION):

 

Oni- The Only Cure (from IRONSHORE):

Guest Vocalist: Axl Rose

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I have long been a fan of Axl Rose. I was even him for Halloween once when I was 4 or 5. Not only does Axl have one the best and most recognizable voices in music but, he has lent his talents to some other bands over the years. Take a listen to Axl guesting on these songs.

 

Steve Jones of Sex Pistols- I Did You No Wrong (from Fire & Gasoline):

 

Gilby Clarke- Dead Flowers (from Pawnshop Guitars):

 

The Outpatience- Anxious Disease:

 

Sebastian Bach- Back In The Saddle (Aerosmith Cover), Stuck Inside, Love Is A Bitchslap (from Angel Down):

Back In The Saddle:

 

Stuck Inside:

 

Love Is A Bitchslap:

 

Axl also sang on Don Henley’s “I Will Not Go Quietly” from the album The End Of Innocence.

Guest Vocalist: Mike Patton

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Mike Patton is one of the most prolific vocalists in music. Notice how I didn’t just say rock! Patton has one of the most unique voices and ranges too. All of the projects he has been a part of are interesting and fun. I’ve always been fond of Mr. Bungle and Peeping Tom especially. Here are a few of the songs Mr. Patton has guested on over the years.

 

Sepultura- Lookaway:

 

The Melvins- G.I. Joe:

 

Rise Above (24 Black Flag songs to benefit the West Memphis 3)- Six Pack:

 

Bjork- Pleasure Is All Mine:

 

Team Sleep- KoolAid (Previously Unreleased):

 

The Dillinger Escape Plan- Irony Is A Dead Scene EP: