New Playlist 101: 18 Covers of Rainbow's "Kill the King"!
8/3/2018 by Frank Hill

British hard rock band Rainbow released their third studio album 'Long Live Rock 'n' Roll' in 1978. It was the last to feature legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio. On that album is a song with a propulsive riff that influenced scores of power metal bands over the years--the phenomenal "Kill the King".

Check out our list of 18 versions from Metallica, Adrenaline Mob, Jorn, Stratovarius, Primal Fear and many more here...[Full Column Link]

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The Kovenant Mudvayne
White Skull Immolation
Poisonblack Impellitteri
Symphorce Celestial Ode
Solace Majesty
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Sickspeed Manowar
Power of Omens Black Label Society
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Tungsten Iced Earth
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F5 Soil
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Annihilator Age Of Silence
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Hanzel Und Gretyl Karmakanic
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Of Infinity Scenteria
Kings X Hellfueled
Kamelot Hellfire
Soulscar Ravensthorn
John Sykes Cemetary
Marduk Lord Gore
Soul SirkUS Babylon
Embraze Astarte
Manntis Graveworm
Naglfar Vicious Art
Ektomorf Testament
Goddess Of Desire Slik Helvetika
Power Quest Octavia Sperati
Illuminatus Pagan's Mind
Sun O))) Casus Belli
Barcode Third Degree
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The Absence Crystal Ball
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Enforsaken Nobody's Fool
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Dendura Psycroptic
Burialmound I
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Wastefall Zoroaster
Teeth of the Hydra Obtest
Demise Gaza
Handful of Hate Throne of Katarsis
Lord Belial Necrophobic
Old Man's Child Blood of the Black Owl
Passion Chrome Division
Divine Empire Katrina Johansson
Funeral Hearse
Fight Faith And Fire
Sworn Enemy Hell N' Diesel
Diamond Dogs Spheric Universe Experience
Distorted Shining Star
Witchfinder General Manilla Road
SOS Trinacria
Son of Eric Faded Hope
Eighteen Wheels Burning Mustasch
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