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Killen, Alabama, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | INDIE

Killen, Alabama, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2000
Band Americana Bluegrass




"Metallica Classic 'Enter Sandman' Gets A Bluegrass Cover (VIDEO)"

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The legendary heavy metal band Metallica has been making many a head thrash and millions upon millions of people rock hard for more than three decades now.

While you're unlikely to do much head thrashing to this cover of the band's 1991 hit "Enter Sandman," you will likely find your toes tapping and definitely appreciate the unique interpretation of Iron Horse's bluegrass rendition of the song. Click play to hear these two unlikely music styles mesh amazingly. - HUFFINGTON POST


Still working on that hot first release.



Iron Horse was formed in 2000 in the famous hit recording
capital of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The band consists of
four members including Vance Henry, guitar, lead & tenor vocals; Anthony
Richardson, banjo, baritone & bass vocals; Ricky Rogers, bassist, baritone
& lead vocals; and Tony Robertson, mandolin, lead & tenor vocals. Iron
Horse creates much of its own music, with an innate ability for cross-genre
arrangements.  Iron Horse has four
self-produced albums, “Ridin’
Out the Storm”,
containing fourteen songs, with ten previously un-released compositions, six of
which are Iron Horse-composed originals, “New Tracks”,
which contains several original and previously unreleased compositions, and “Small Town Christmas”, released on October 2009, consisting of ten
original, unreleased compositions.  “Ridin’ Out the Storm” was released in December 2001. The
self-produced “Horse
and Pen" is the most recent Iron Horse release.

Iron Horse was approached in January 2003 by Los
Angeles-based CMH Records to record a tribute album to the heavy metal band,
Metallica, which was released in October 2003.Be sure to check on-line for the
Iron Horse CD “Fade
to Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to Metallica”.  Also look
for “Black &
Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne”, released in March 2004 on CMH Records.  A third CMH project, “Pickin’ on Modest Mouse”, released in November 2004, is also
available on-line.  Iron Horse has also
completed a fourth project, “Whole
Lotta Bluegrass”, a
tribute to Led Zeppelin, released in February 2005. Recording for “Fade to Bluegrass: Volume 2”, a second tribute to Metallica, was
completed in Spring 2005 and released on January 2006.  Iron Horse released their second
self-produced recording entitled “New Tracks” in the summer of 2005.  “New Tracks” and “Ridin’ Out the Storm” are both available at CD Baby at  A self-produced Christmas Project, “Small Town Christmas” is available on CD Baby and at the
Iron Horse website.  Iron Horse appeared
on a CMH-produced compilation CD as part of a tribute to Van Halen.  “The Southern Side of Van Halen”, featuring David Lee Roth, Blue
Highway, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Mountain Heart, David Grisman, John
Cowan, Iron Horse and other bluegrass heavy-hitters was released in June,
2006.  Additional releases include a re-release of the Modest Mouse tribute with four
new tracks, entitled “Something You’ve Never Heard
Before”. A cut of “Night on the Sun” from the Modest Mouse tribute was
included in an episode of the HBO series “True Blood.” Other projects are “Life, Birth Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to Black Label
Society”,  “The Bluegrass Tribute to the Shins”, “The Gospel According to Hank Williams” and “The Bluegrass Tribute to Guns ‘n Roses”.A new tribute
CD to the Goo Goo Dolls, “A Boy Named Blue” was
released in July 2009 through CMH Records, with Goo Goo Dolls drummer Mike
Malinin contributing percussion to three of the tracks on the project.  All of the Iron
Horse CD releases are available from their website. 

Iron Horse has toured throughout the United States, as well as the
Bahamas, Netherlands, Belgium and France.

Band Members