Tag Archives: Steve ‘n’ Seagulls

Steve ‘n’ Seagulls have low Self Esteem

Posted by on December 28, 2016

Finnish band Steve ‘N’ Seagulls are full of surprises. First of all, that the bluegrass-like band are from Finland, and not somewhere down south. Then there’s the fact that they’re good enough to transcend YouTube viral video star status, inking a deal with Spinefarm Records. And also, that the well hasn’t run dry yet. The […]

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Today in “November Rain”: Fans get engaged during GN’R show, Steve ‘n’ Seagulls release video

Posted by on November 10, 2016

As you know, it’s November. And while there aren’t really too many songs about Thanksgiving and we’re not ready for holiday music yet, we’re fine with nominating Guns ‘n Roses’ anthemic power ballad “November Rain” is the official song of this month. And so far, it’s doing a pretty good job of living up to it’s […]

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It’s hard to hold a candle to Steve ‘n’ Seagulls’ cover of “November Rain”

Posted by on September 6, 2016

The internet has made music truly a global thing. How else can you explain Steve ‘n’ Seagulls, a Finnish band that sound more like they’re on a back porch in the Appalachian Mountains. Their acoustic hillbilly-esque takes of metal classics found an audience on YouTube, where their cover of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” became a viral hit a […]

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Steve ‘N’ Seagulls release video, to tour the States

Posted by on March 1, 2016

Are two instances of something happening enough to label it a trend? If so,  2014 was the year Bluegrass metal broke. Rob Scallon picked up a banjo and covered Slayer, while over in Finland, which is about as far away from Appalachia as possible, the ridiculously-named Steve ‘N’ Seagulls started to make their name for covering […]

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Metal Injection announces 2016 SXSW showcase

Posted by on February 18, 2016

Just yesterday, our homeboys over at  Metal Sucks announced their 2016 SXSW showcase, meaning that if you’re going to be in Austin, you should probably make plans to be there. Not to be outdone, our other homeboys over at Metal Injection have announced theirs today, so now we know that at least two metal showcases […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: songs inspired by gambling

Posted by on November 24, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/1iwC2QljLn4[/youtube] We all know there are tons of country songs that are inspired by the vice of gambling (we’re looking at you, Kenny Rogers), but there are a lot of hard rock and metal ones too. While it’s essentially a genre unto itself with country and western, hard rock and metal artists are also no strangers to […]

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Run to the Hillbillies – Steve ‘N’ Seagulls unleash Maiden cover

Posted by on June 9, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/8jGAfzrdpxo[/youtube] While you’d expect Steve ‘N’ Seagulls to hail from the Appalachian mountains from their bluegrass covers of hard rock and metal songs, they’re actually Finnish. The band actually landed on Billboard‘s Bluegrass charts. which is notable, given that the album has covers of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” and Dio’s “Holy Diver.” The band have just released their take on […]

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Bluegrass metal cover band Steve ‘N’ Seagulls sign to Spinefarm

Posted by on December 8, 2014

If there’s one thing that 2014 will be remembered for, it might be the year that banjo broke through to metal. Wel, not really,  but between Rob Scallon’s banjofied takes on metal songs and Steve ‘N’ Seagulls’ covers of “Holy Diver” and “Thunderstruck,” the instrument definitely found its way to more heavy music than just […]

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Here’s a bluegrass cover of AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’

Posted by on August 6, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/e4Ao-iNPPUc[/youtube] When we’re looking back at the year in metal in a few months, 2014 could well be known as the year metal got countrified. In between Rob Scallon’s ukelele and banjo covers of Slayer and Steve N’ Seagull’s down-home takes of Dio and Iron Maiden, there’s a genuine movement, at least when it comes […]

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This folk cover of Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’ is pretty great

Posted by on July 3, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/Kzb9IZcPrQE[/youtube] A few weeks ago, the internet collectively flipped out when Finnish band Steve ‘n’ Seagulls performed a folky cover of Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” that sounded like it came from the Appalachian mountains instead of Finland, or England, where the original came from. Perhaps capitalizing on the fact that  nearly 1 million people have […]

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