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Van Canto

One of the more unconventional bands on the German metal scene, Van Canto is an a cappella ensemble that uses its versatile vocal skills to re-create the genre's heavy guitar and bass sounds. Formed in 2006, lead singers Dennis Schunke and Inga Scharf, "mimics" Stefan Schmidt, Ross Thompson, and Ingo Sterzinger, and the group's only actual musician, drummer Dennis Strillinger (later replaced by Bastian Emig), released a debut album, A Storm to Come, through its own label in the same year. Their unique covers of tracks by the likes of Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Deep Purple, saw them quickly become one of the festival circuit's most intriguing performers, and after signing a deal with Gun Records, they issued their sophomore album, Hero, in 2008. Tribe of Force (2010) and Break the Silence (2011) followed, as did appearances on records by Blind Guardian, Grave Digger, and Tarja Turunen.
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It sucks I can only like this once! Best. Cover. EVER.
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theironfist6 6 6
It makes me happy that when performing Master of Puppets, the 'guitars' sound like James Hetfield's voice XD
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Wow amazing. Great voice. Acapella groups are so talented
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More groups should do this. It's incredible.
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As good as the original by Blind Guardian
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insanely good
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Yea @torrthrashe r their fear of the dark cover is amazing
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*you Malta*
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I agree with toy Malta. The bard song rocks.
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Wow. Incredible sound. My only comment on their bio, however, is this: and the group's only actual musician... Pardon me, but vocalists such as these are definitely musicians. Speaking as a singer, I resent the idea that vocalists somehow aren't real musicians because we don't play an instrument. Our entire bodies are the instrument. These gentlemen certainly are fantastic, recommend giving them a listen. You'll be glad you did!
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maiya.barsky
The Bard's Song/ In The Forest is my favorite! :)
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I CAN'T BELEIVE I JUST NOW HEARD OF THEM....AWES O M E ! ! ! !
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hahahahahaha . For a minute there I thought this was Metallica doing Master of Puppets! Awesome artistic talent
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I was blown away with their 'Fear of the Dark' cover. EASILY my favorite a Capella group. Incredible work by truly talented musicians
Excellent!
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triggerhappy 7 m m 0 8
Amazingly talented singers. Never heard someone play the guitar so well without a guitar. :D
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1twiztedpixi e
Gotta have my RAKKA TAKKA!
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mcvodopich
This is the only metal group my wife will listen to. Thanks for adding them!
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This is true musicianship whether you like the genre or not.

Take a note popular music of the 2000's.
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Dren do do
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mike.rae.ban k s
VERY cool stuff!
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agreed vocalperc that made me read it twice
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vocalperc
I don't like how in the group description the drummer is referred to as the only _actual musician_. Singers aren't musicians? Maybe only _instrumenta l i s t _ would be more accurate.
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stephen47681
One of my favs is Sing a Metal Song
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I love Van Canto - Break the SIlence is their best album to date! :)
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There best song to date i think is Primo Victoria... BAD A**!!!!
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hopperfour
Dapplestars right that song is awesome they sped it up just right if you look it up on youtube its slower
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dapplestar
I loooooooove these guys!! they are AMAZING!!! I love A Bard's Song/In the Forest!!! ~But the Bard songs will remain~
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There is one more album from them that is not on here. It's called A Storm to Come It has some of my favorite songs of theirs on it, including a cover of the Metallica song Battery.

I heard battery at work and wanted to hear more. These guys rock.
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is this gothic music? 'cause if it is its AWESOME!
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themetallica g u y
Dan - Manowar was originally done by....Manowa r !
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Van Canto is a cool blend of ocapella, goth and 70's heavy metal
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Love this band! Especially thier song "Manowar" from...well i don't know the original band, but Van Canto still did a great job on it! xD
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angeredhero
I have never heard anything so ridiculously AWESOME!
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wadamsen
Heard them for the first time today. These guys are GREAT!!!!!!! ! !
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There is one more album from them that is not on here. It's called "A Storm to Come" It has some of my favorite songs of theirs on it, including a cover of the Metallica song "Battery".
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I just discovered these guys. My new favorite band.
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dmedwards0
I simply must get these CDs.
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howlett76
Amazing! Who are these guys?
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Oh, thank you so much for finally adding them!!!!!

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