Last we left those culos de los muertos from Two Minutes to Late Night, they were performing an ultra-metallicized version of The Misfits’ “Halloween II” in honor of the spooky season. But now, as All Hallows’ Eve fast approaches, those explorers into the bedroom-cover unknown have whipped up something far more celebratory for us: a cover of Oingo Boingo’s “Dead Man’s Party,” performed in the style of Iron Maiden!
For those of you who don’t know, Oingo Boingo was the weirdo goth band of Danny Elfman, the composer best known for the music in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas (not to mention the themes for Sleepy Hollow and The Simpsons). For their galloping tribute, the Two Minutes crew have pulled together one hell of a line-up: Gwarsenio Hall and Nili Brosh (The Iron Maidens, Dethklok, and Danny Elfman himself) on guitar, Pete Griffin (Dethklok, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra) on bass, and Rody Walker and Mike Ieradi (Protest the Hero) on vocals and drums respectively.
Check out this unexpected celebration to the thinning of the veil below:
And if this doesn’t chill you to your boner, watch one of Two Minutes‘ other covers:
- The Misfits/Samhain – “Halloween II” – Members of Dillinger Escape Plan, Incendiary, Integrity
- Alice In Chains – “Rain When I Die” – Members of Mastodon, Mutoid Man, Russian Circles
- Fleetwood Mac – “You Make Loving Fun” – Marty Friedman, members of Lucifer, Mastodon, Baroness
- Robyn – “Ever Again” – Members of Mastodon, Converge, Royal Thunder, and more
- Rage Against The Machine – “Killing In The Name” – Members of Fever 333, Jesus Piece, Creeping Death
- Type O Negative – “Be My Druidess” – Members of Windhand, Fucked and Bound, and Cave In
- The Misfits – “Earth A.D.” – Members of My Chemical Romance, Hatebreed, Dillinger Escape Plan, and the E Street Band
- Rush, “Anthem” – Members of Mastodon, Coheed and Cambria, Tool, Primus
- Faith No More, “Everything Ruined”
- Bonnie Raitt, “Something to Talk About” in the style of G’N’R
- Bruce Springteen, “Candy’s Room” – Members of Slipknot, Royal Thunder
- Kate Bush, “Running Up” – Emma Ruth Rundle, members of YOB, Mastodon, OMG
- Guns N’ Roses, “Rocket Queen” – Members of Sleigh Bells, High On Fire, Poison the Well
- White Zombie, “Super Charger Heaven” – Members of Converge, Fit For An Autopsy
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Words by Chris Krovatin