Hotel California taken to new levels of hysteria with power metal makeover

DY Cummerbund has struck again, like some sort of masked mash-up ninja. This time he's taken Eagles' sun-dappled classic Hotel California and melded it skilfully with Through The Fire And Flames, by British power metal outfit Dragonforce.

The result? The original's hazy, wandering warmth is lost to a violent bout of 78rpm sickness. It's starts crazy and ends crazier, with a helium-damaged Beyonce singing Destiny's Child's Say My Name over the top of the song as it rapidly spirals out of control.  

"As I was traversing the astral plane the other morning, I was approached by a spirit entity, " says the mysterious Cummerbund. "The being had a dark energy, and told me his name was 'Dusty'. He then instructed me to make this song."

Well. That's nice. 

DJ Cummerbund has previously been responsible for such unlikely feats as Led Zeppelin vs. Greta Van Fleet, Metallica vs. Earth, Wind & Fire, Ozzy Osbourne vs. Earth Wind & Fire, the Foo Fighters vs. funk king Rick James, Twisted Sister vs. Blind Melon, and Rush vs. R&B superstar Kelis

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.