Matt Heafy of Trivium is quite a prolific guitarist and vocalist. Through the years, when you listen back to Trivium’s early years till now, you can really tell how far he’s come and how his style has developed, especially vocally. I’m always curious to see what other bands people have guested on over the years and Matt has lent his talents a few times over time and here they are.
Ice Nine Kills- Stabbing In The Dark (Acoustic Version):
Ihsahn- Mass Darkness:
Metal Allegiance- Destination Nowhere:
Roadrunner United- The End:
On the Dragonforce album, Maximum Overload, Matt provided guest vocals on the songs “The Game”, “Defenders” and “No More”.
Ever since I first heard Radiohead back when Pablo Honey came out, I’ve been rather intrigued by Thom Yorke. He’s one of the most unique and talented singers I’ve ever heard. When you hear him sing, you know it’s him right off the bat. From all the Radiohead albums to his solo work, you know that when you listen you are going to get something interesting and intriguing. So with all that in mind, here’s a few songs Thom has guested on over the years.
Drugstore- El President (from White Magic for Lovers):
Unkle- Rabbit In Your Headlights (from Psyence Fiction):
Bjork- I’ve Seen It All (from Dancer In The Dark soundtrack):
PJ Harvey- This Mess We’re In (from Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea):
PJ Harvey- One Line (from Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea):
PJ Harvey- Beautiful Feeling (from Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea):
Portishead- The Rip LIVE (from Lattitude Festival 2015):
The other day Ozzy celebrated his 70th birthday. Funny enough, while I was on my way home that day, I had my iPod on random and the Rob Zombie song “Iron Head” came on and there was Ozzy singing on it. I had totally forgotten about Ozzy guesting on that song, so of course when I got home I looked up all the songs he’s guested on over the years. So, here’s a bunch of those songs.
Rob Zombie- Iron Head (from The Sinister Urge):
Black Label Society- Stillborn (from The Blessed Hellride):
Coal Chamber- Shock The Monkey (from Chamber Music):
Slash- Crucify The Dead (from Slash):
Tony Iommi- Who’s Fooling Who (from Iommi):
Alice Cooper- Wake The Dead (from Along Came A Spider):
Ringo Starr- Vertical Man (from Vertical Man):
Busta Rhymes- This Means War (from E.L.E.- The Final World Front):
One of the most unique vocalists in rock music is without a doubt Perry Farrell. Since his days in Jane’s Addiction to Porno For Pyros and everything else he’s done, Perry is one of those vocalists that when you hear them, you know it’s them. Over the years Perry has lent his vocals to quite a few other bands songs. Here is a few for you to wet your beak on!
Perry Farrell- Hot Lava (from The South Park Album):
Perry Farrell and Exene Cervenka of X- Children Of Night (from Stoned Immaculate):
Paul Oakenfold- Time of Your Life (from Bunkka):
The Nightwatchman- Shake My Shit (from The Fabled City):
Andy Bell of Erasure- Honey If You Love Him (from Non-Stop):
Thievery Corporation- Revolution Solution (from The Cosmic Game):
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.
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.
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):
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:
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.
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):
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:
Love Is A Bitchslap:
Axl also sang on Don Henley’s “I Will Not Go Quietly” from the album The End Of Innocence.