Do you happen to remember the 2000s pop song “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton? It is a smooth, piano driven composition that makes for nice radio fair – and it was absolutely in need of a deathcore cover.
As reported by Metal Hammer, a TikTok video has been uploaded of a dude rocking a Suicide Silence t-shirt and screaming the lyrics to “A Thousand Miles.” For context, his performance is part of a karaoke night. Above the dude, you can find a TV showing the words to Carlton’s song, with our deathcore buddy growling and screaming along. Just under his deathcore cover of “A Thousand Miles,” you can hear other people in the bar getting a kick out of the guy’s performance.
You can find the TikTok below:
@shiva_aus_official Kareoke = dead #kareoke #fyp #fypシ #kareokenight #kareokechallenge #kareokemachineonfire #deathmetal #deathcore ♬ original sound – SHIVA
A cool note about this dude, he happens to be in a band! He goes by the name Tom The Hateful and fronts for grindcore/death metal band Dross. We also did some digging and found that the deathcore karaoke cover of “A Thousand Miles” is also part of a YouTube channel called Deathcore Karaoke.
There’s everything from a deathcore cover of Disney’s “Let It Go” from Frozen:
Blink 182’s “What My Age Again?”:
And there’s a lot more! So check out the entire YouTube channel if you’re interested in more karaoke deathcore covers.
These covers are a riot. They make for a great creative spin on these pop songs, and it is cool to hear the crowd enjoy themselves when these metalheads take up the microphone.
Of these covers, which one is your favorite? If you have ever done karaoke before, what are some metal songs you’ve covered? Or, what is a metal song you would be down to cover at a karaoke night?
Words by: Michael Pementel