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Music / Eric Calderone

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—Eric's official YouTube account description.

Known for his X Meets Metal videos.

Eric Calderone (also known as 331Erock) is a YouTube guitarist who takes various non-metal tunes and plays them in a Power Metal way. He has also released an album of original music in 2010.

He has also collaborated on songs with other musical youtubers such as Miracle of Sound, PelleK and Cole Rolland.

His YouTube page is here.

His music provides examples of:

  • Medley: A few of his songs feature the tune from multiple songs from an artist, movie, or video game. The Halloween video features tunes from different movies.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He smiles in nearly every video (one notable exception is his version of "Zombie" by The Cranberries uploaded as a tribute after singer Dolores O'Riordan's untimely death), and usually pairs it with a wink at the beginning. Easy to see why he's always so damn happy.
  • Shout-Out: Occasionally, in the middle of a song, he will play a riff from a metal band.
    • His Killer Instinct video cuts into the opening for Judas Priest's "Painkiller". Can someone say "Combo Breaker"?
    • And Breaking Bad has "Tamacun" by Rodringo y Gabriela.
    • In the middle of his Hobbit meets Metal video he breaks into "Fear of the Dark" by Iron Maiden.
    • The ThunderCats video has "Twilight of the Thunder God" by Amon Amarth. It actually goes as far as to flash the album cover on the screen, complete with the word 'God' being crossed out and replaced with 'Cat'!