Tag: Leo Moracchioli

NEWS: Frog Leaps into Bleach!

Taking a break from the Metalized Christmas covers, our Norwegian friend Leo Moracchioli from Frog Leap Studios has picked a classic from Nirvana to beef up in the same way that Machine Head famously did. What are we talking about? “Negative Creep” from the Metal Heads favourite “Bleach” of course! Maybe it’s a subliminal verse

NEWS: Rabea and Plini combine for “Giving 6”!

When he’s not galavanting around the World playing guitars in Leo Moracchioli’s Frog Leap Live outfit, his own Progressive Instrumental trio Toska or doing gear demos, Rabea Massaad is going some bat s*** crazy stuff of his own. Neural DSP asked him to collaborate with fellow guitar God Plini using their Archtype Plugins and Massaad

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Sir Mix-A-Lot.

Back in the early eighties rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot rose to prominence in Seattle Washington, regularly crossing into the World of the six string guitar. In 1988 “Iron Man“, which of course samples the Black Sabbath song of the same name became a hit single from his debut album. But arguably his most famous work is the

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Boots.

Nancy Sinatra may have worn the boots but she can’t have known that after having had such a huge hit in 1966 with the song “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” written by American Country and Pop singer Lee Hazlewood that there would have been so many covers of the cut floating around 56 years

Documentary: Behind The Scenes of Frog Leap Live in Sweden!

In this special featurette Leo Moracchioli arrives in Stockholm Sweden in search of Ola Englund, guitarist, record producer, YouTuber and the owner of Solar guitars who is also known for his work in Feared, The Haunted and Six Feet Under. Why? To see if he can persuade the legend to join his live show for

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Kate.

What is this? Do our eyes deceive us or do we have the creators of Netflix sensation Stranger Things to thank for bringing Metal To The Masses in 2022? Iron Maiden, W.A.S.P., Dio and Metallica all appearing in Season #4 certainly gave us something to smile about but it’s the presence of Kate Bush that

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Immigrants.

If it wasn’t for how well the mix tape went down with audiences in Guardians of the Galaxy, would “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin have even appeared in Thor: Ragnarok? That one remains up for debate but one thing is for certain, the film wouldn’t be half as good without it. They’re a perfect match, 

Documentary: Crowdsurfing Through Europe with Frog Leap!

Taking his Metalized cover songs across Europe for the first time in a long while Leo Moracchioli from Frog Leap studios in Norway was joined by Toska guitarist Rabea Massaad and drummer Truls Haugen as well as a cast of thousands. Going behind the scenes he’s shared this featurette that documents the run with all

Interview: Frog Leap talk to WaterBear!

The Multinational Frog Leap live band masterminded by Leo Moracchioli and featuring Rabea Massaad of Toska fame dropped in on Brighton during a recent run of live shows. While they were there they were interviewed by Greg Walton at the WaterBear College of Music, an interview which has now surfaced online. Inspiring the next generation

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Highway.

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana. “Smoke On Water” by Deep Purple. “My Name Is Glory” by Weaponry. There are classic riffs and then there are classic riffs. Ear worms that get into your head and won’t let go, the kind of thing you find yourself subliminally humming while waiting on the kettle boiling or