IMG_2630 IMG_2621Over the last few years, HEAVY MELLOW‘s Ben Woods (and Luis Villegas () have literally pioneered a new musical genre with flamenco guitar arrangements of heavy metal classics (a la “Flamenco Metal”) and have become huge fan favorites on the Monsters of Rock and several other cruises, including the Moody Blues Cruise and Yes’ Cruise the The Edge.

Now streaming on YouTube are 20 classics from their double-album release (Heavy Mellow Vol. 1 and 2):


0:00 Wasted Years (Iron Maiden)
4:09 Holy Wars (Megadeth)
9:20 Rainbow in the Dark (DIO)
12:43 Indians (Anthrax)
16:14 Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
20:30 Mr.Scary (Dokken/George Lynch)
24:08 Cemetery Gates (Pantera)
28:22 Over the Mountain (Ozzy Osbourne)
32:55 Too Young to Fall in Love (Motley Crue)
36:07 The Hellion/Electric Eye (Judas Priest)
40:18 Aces High (Iron Maiden)
43:34 Bark at the Moon (Ozzy Osbourne)
46:29 Gates of Babylon (Rainbow)
50:45 Welcome Home (King Diamond)
53:43 Eyes of a Stranger (Queensryche)
58:13 In My Darkest Hour (Megadeth)
1:03:30 Sails of Charon (Scorpions)
1:07:07 Spill the Blood (Slayer)
1:10:53 I Am a Viking (Yngwie Malmsteen)
1:16:06 Tears are Falling (KISS)

This double album is available for download at iTunes for only $9.99 here:…

Ben Woods -Flamenco Guitar, arrangements, (cajon from 40:08-end)
Luis Villegas – Flamenco Guitar
Al Velasquez Jr. – Cajon from (0:0040:18)

Footage from a recent performance of the band featuring Mike Bennett  (also Richie Kotzen‘s drummer) on cajon and percussion.