Watch Women Rock cover Dio’s “We Rock” for International Women’s Day 2022

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Women Rock – a project conceived by Belgian journalist and YouTuber Jasper, returns for its second incarnation to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 with a cover of Dio’s classic song, “We Rock”‘.

The project celebrates women in metal and aims to inspire men and women of all ages and backgrounds by discussing issues, sharing advice and celebrating experiences. You can watch the “We Rock” video below.

Jasper comments, “After the overwhelming response on the Women Rock project in 2021, I wanted to take this project that celebrates Women in Metal to a different level in 2022. I had the idea to coordinate a collaboration cover of a classic Heavy Metal with only female artists in September 2021.

“Quickly I realized that Dio’s classic ‘We Rock’ would be perfect for a statement on International Women’s Day. I started reaching out to friends in the metal world, but also to artists I had never met. In turn, 16 artists from 4 continents and from all Metal sub-genres have joined the project. For 5 months, tracks were recorded remotely and sent to me to mix, master and edit video footage. The result is a dynamic collaboration with artists from underground and established bands that all show that Women Rock!”

The original version of “We Rock” featured on Dio’s second album, Last in linefrom 1984. The record connected with discerning metal fans around the world, underscoring the genre’s continued crossover potential as it entered the UK Top 5 and crashed into the Top 30 on the Billboard 200 in the United States, earning a platinum record.

For their recording of “We Rock”, Women Rock report:

Own voices:
Deborah Levine (LADY BEAST)
Hel Pyre (WEB, AFTERBLOOD, KING DIAMOND)
Holly Royle (DISCONNECTED SOULS)
Julie Michael
Karmen Klinc (HELLCATS, VENUS 5, ROCK PARTYZANI)
Ofilia (ARSHENIC)
Tiffany Xtine Projector (REBEL QUEENS)
Viktorie Surmova (SURMA)

Hard voice:
Britta Görtz (HIRAES)
Hel Pyre (WEB, AFTERBLOOD, KING DIAMOND)

Main guitar:
Callysta Van Niekerk (POSTHUMOUS)
STARSE3D

Rythmic guitar:
ISABEL SANTORO
Leila Abdul-Rauf (VASTUM, CARDINAL WYRM, IONOPHORE)

Low:
Alexis Moore (TALL DARK WHIMSY, ALUM OCCULTA)
Roushan Van Niekerk (Riddlebreak)

Drums:
KALONICA NICX.

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