Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna + Killswitch Engage Team Up to Jam Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’ Live
Anthrax and Killswitch Engage have been tearing up North America on their Killthrax tour. As a special surprise for fans who’ve been coming out, Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna has been joining Killswitch onstage for the metalcore titans’ celebrated cover of Dio’s “Holy Diver.”
It’s been over a decade since Killswitch Engage recorded “Holy Diver” for the special edition of As Daylight Dies. The official video for KsE’s Dio cover has amassed over 21 million views and is thought of by many as one of the best covers in recent history.
Former KsE vocalist Howard Jones put his own spin on the heavy metal anthem, mixing his powerful crooning with guttural vocals on top of Killswitch’s chugging guitar leads. Jesse Leach has since taken the mic for Killswitch and to add a traditional metal edge to “Holy Diver,” Leach recruited Joey Belladonna to sing in his more Dio-esque style, rounding off the performance beautifully.
Anthrax and Killswitch Engage have more than a dozen shows left with support from The Devil Wears Prada and Code Orange, so chances are you’ll get to see “Holy Diver” live with Belladonna if you’re checking out an upcoming date. See their remaining dates here.
Check out fan-filmed footage of “Holy Diver” in the clip above!
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