Watch: Iron Maiden Cover Performed By Horror Actress Vera Farmiga + Anthrax Guitarist

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Vera Farmiga photo: Joella Marano ( Wikimedia Commons) / Iron Maiden photo: Raph_PH (Wikimedia Commons)/ Scott Ian photo: Jonas Rogowski (Wikimedia Commons)
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We are always down for an Iron Maiden cover – but an Iron Maiden cover performed by Godzilla and The Conjuring actress Vera Farmiga, and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian? This we really need to see!

As reported by Metal Hammer, this past weekend, the actress took part in performing in front of a live audience, covering the Iron Maiden song “The Trooper.” The show was put on by Rock Academy – a Woodstock, New York-based music school using rock and heavy metal to bring more young people into music.

Video of the performance, which you can find below, was shared via Vera Farmiga’s personal Instagram account. And if you look behind the actress, you’ll find that of Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian contributing to the Iron Maiden cover. In the caption associated with the video, Farmiga wrote the following:

Sometimes @RockAcademyOfficial lets the adults ROCK too. 🤘🏽🤘🏻🤘🤘🏿🤘🏾

“And sometimes, if you’re really lucky… you get to rock out with @scottianthrax 🖤

“🖤 @jbirdbowman 🖤 @mvisconti @chefbrian1975 @bingsyc @mommytoluc @ironmaiden #TheTrooper @herpetologist_fynn @revelyoungartandmusic”

Along with Ian’s solid guitar skills and Farmiga’s vocal performance, this Iron Maiden cover is an absolute blast! You can find that full performance below:


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It is always a delightful surprise when we come across celebrities from different artistic worlds embracing and enjoying heavy metal! Much like actress Kate Beckinsale chilling out to some Texas metalcore, actress Vera Farmiga appears to be a fan of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal.

What do you think of this Iron Maiden cover? Would you be down to see Farmiga cover more metal? Seeing that she is pals with the Anthrax guitarist, maybe we could see her and the band possibly collab on a song. That would be sick as hell!

Something that Farmiga and Ian also have in common (besides a love for metal), is a love for horror movies. Since 2012, Ian has been the host of Blood & Guts With Scott Ian. Farmiga has starred in a variety of iconic horror works, such as The Conjuring movies, the 2009 movie Orphan, and the TV show Bates Motel.

The Anthrax guitarist recently uploaded a video of him and his son playing Foo Fighters songs in tribute to that of the late Taylor Hawkins.


Words by: Michael Pementel