Our good friends My Son The Hurricane covered Metalicca’s For Whom the Bell Tolls. Make sure to check out our interview with My Son The Hurricane on The Come up Show. Really excited to see their progress in 2012.
Known for their hip-hop styling and their charismatic rapping frontman, My Son The Hurricane, the 13-piece brass/hip-hop band from Toronto, take a 180 degree turn with a video covering Metallica’s classic track “For Whom the Bell Tolls”.
Shot in Toronto with longtime friends Tim Pienta, Justin Ferrato and the Cyco Audio Productions team, Hurricane is excited to showcase yet another side of themselves. With many members having grown up listening to Metallica’s iconic 1984 album, “Ride The Lightning”, they were eager to show that there can be a lot of “metal” in a brass band. The video features the band at their best; tight horn lines, great musicianship, and the infectious sense of fun which is seen in everything Hurricane does.
The release of the video caps off an exciting 2011, and brings in 2012 with a bang. In April 2011, the brass/hip-hop darlings, My Son The Hurricane released their debut album “You Can’t Do This” on Copperspine Records and have been touring relentlessly since. With a stint backing Polaris/Juno nominee D-Sisive and Muneshine, then releasing a lead single “Pushin’ Up Daisies” which saw significant airplay on MuchMoreMusic and features renowned emcee N.I.Gel of Pocket Dwellers fame, the band is reaching fans of many different genres. Not a band who gets scared by mixing things up, Hurricane has played large scale country and rock festivals such as St. Catharine’s SCENEfest, Guelph’s Hillside, Sault Ste. Marie’s Rotaryfest and Toronto’s Indieweek.
Consequently, Hurricane is just as at home with rock bands as they are on a hiphop bill, having shared the stage with acts like, Shad, Keys’n’Krates and USS in 2011. In the spring of 2012, the band will be heading out for a tour of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. Dates for this tour will be announced in the early spring.