Wednesday, November 9, 2011

VIDEO: Judas Priest covered by Ohio music-school students

48 students from the Aaron O’Keefe music school in Ohio hit the studio in the spring for an 8-hour marathon recording session.

A group of young teens, ranging from 11 to 17, spent a couple of hours laying down a seriously heavy cover of “Painkiller” by Judas Priest.

“On Saturday, May 7th my students traveled to Nashville, TN to record 8 songs at Starstruck Studios, a world class recording studio owned by Reba McEntire,” writes O’Keefe. “This was our longest recording session to date...running from 8 am to 3 am. The students recorded Painkiller from 2 pm to 4 pm.”

Judas Priest's "Painkiller" is by far the most challenging song my students have covered,”
he continues. “At the studio, we decided to not record the song using a metronome, instead opting to have the song groove a little bit and get a more natural performance from the students. And for the credit sequence, we recorded Judas Priest's "Cathedral Spires."

Thunder: Kala Scarpinski and Auggie Huber...Age 11
Lead Vocals: Noah Stubenrauch...Age 11
Drums: Tyler Rogers...Age 13
Rhythm Guitar: Drew Lowry...Age 14
Bass: Aidan Higgins...Age 15
Credit Sequence Vocalist: Emily Leavengood...Age 16
Acoustic Guitarists: Robert Doughty and Nathan Clevenger...Age 16
Lead Guitar: Joe Hubbell...Age 17

Ohio Music School students – Painkiller
Original by Judas Priest

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