I’ve been a huge fan of Iron Maiden for years. If I had to choose a legendary rock band that exemplified what Halloween is all about, I would choose them without thinking, and that’s why I was stoked to find out that Texas prog metaliers Runescarred had done a cover of one of my favorite Iron Maiden songs, Moonchild, and are releasing it today.
I was not disappointed! This band is ripping up Halloween with this blistering cover of Moonchild. Frontman Ven Scott tackles that iconic Bruce Dickinson style, with plenty of Runescarred’s own wicked flavor thrown in.
Says the band:"Maiden fans, raise the irons to the sky! Runescarred's version of "Moonchild" will have the mandrake screaming to #GetScarred and you along with it!"
Rising out of the ashes of Austin, Texas legends Dead Earth Politics and joining forces with the drummer of regional heroes Southern Front, Runescarred are making a mark on their regional scene and beyond. The dynamic voice of frontman Ven Scott guides the band from titanic highs to stunning lows and sees the group fusing the musical stylings of everyone from Lamb Of God to Iron Maiden into their thrilling live show. Their debut EP We Are showed the band delivering a veritable tour de force, exploring every aspect of their sound and proving definitively that they are one of the most potent bands on the scene right now. Just as likely to pull you into the pit as they are to bow a head in self reflection, it’s hard not to be impressed by this Texas metal legion.