Have you ever wondered what would happen if your favourite superheroes started a heavy metal cover band?
Well, you no longer have to wonder. Heavy Metal Heroes have heard the cries from hypotheticals on the internet and from within your imagination. From the depths of the internet, of the expansive wonder that is the Youtube universe, comes a band unlike any other. This band has been born from a combination of superheroes and metal music to cover your favourite songs.
They describe themselves as, “A band of superheroes playing hard rock covers of your favourite songs. Saving one song at a time.” And of course, Deadpool is the lead singer.
Included in the band is Wolverine, Captain America, Spiderman, Deadpool, Iron Man, and weirdly enough Batman. Batman isn’t Marvel like the rest of his bandmates, and they are very well aware. During the music video covering “Break up with your girlfriend” originally by Ariana Grande, he even sports a t-shirt saying, “I know I’m not Marvel”, which is beautifully meta. They do have other characters from the DC universe come into their music videos to add a bit of mystery and playful fourth wall breaking.
I’ve compiled several of their awesome covers below. Including one with a music video that is biasedly, my favourite. Mainly because I adore Deadpool’s sassy attitude in all of it’s forms.
“Baby One More Time” originally by Britney Spears is decidedly my favourite. Deadpool dressed up as a schoolgirl, for some reason, just seems to fit both stylistically and for his personality.
“It’s Gonna Be May” originally by NSYNC
“Break Up With Your Girlfriend” originally by Ariana Grande. You can even see the behind the scenes of the music video, which is pretty majestic.
Although it’s not Christmas (and Christmas music before the holidays is a bit of a bummer), here’s “All I want for Christmas” Originally by Mariah Carey. It’s complete with Deadpool attitude and holiday cheer.
“The New Year’s Anthem” Originally by Auld Lang Syne
And we’re finishing this list strong with “Livin’ La Vida Loca” Originally by Ricky Martin