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Cover songs will certainly never go out of style, and neither will classic video game systems like the Nintendo NES or Super Nintendo. So, when those two elements collide, it’s no wonder the result is magical.

YouTuber 8 Bit Musician has taken iconic hard rock and metal tunes and given them an 8-bit makeover. From Tool to Black Sabbath to Ghost, this anonymous creator clearly loves themselves some rock music (and video games, obviously.)

Embedded below for your listening pleasure is 8 Bit Musician’s covers of some of the biggest hard rock and metal songs we all know and love. Enjoy!


Tool – “Schism”


Iron Maiden – “The Trooper”

Iron Maiden - The Trooper (8-Bit Version)

8-Bit version of The Trooper


Black Sabbath – “War Pigs”


Pantera – “Cemetery Gates”

Pantera - Cemetery Gates (8-Bit Version)

Midi of the song converted to 8-Bit


Ghost – “Cirice”

Ghost - Cirice (8-Bit Cover)

Midi of the song converted to 8-Bit


Slayer – “Angel of Death”

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.