Tonight we celebrate Israel’s 59th birthday.

True believers, I give you the gift of metal.

I present to you, Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah, in all it’s metalfied glory. This version makes Marty Friedman’s version sound like Barbara Streisand channeling Yentl.

It’s an amalgamation of sound. Chugging Anthrax guitars, double octave guitar leads and even gratuitous fretboard tapping, if you don’t know any of that means – then shame. You can find out on All Axess though, your shame is redeemable. It was created by my good friend Seth Diamond (aka DJ Blood Sacrifice) of the New York metal band Gods of Fire. Seth may look like he worships Satan, but I assure you, he is a nice Jewish boy and his sister went on birthright. Swear. Changed her life and stuff.

Hatikvah (MP3)

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