Genesis is a band that needs no introduction – they are widely regarded as one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time. From their early days as a prog rock outfit to their later years as a pop rock powerhouse, Genesis has inspired generations of musicians with their complex song structures, virtuosic instrumentation, and thought-provoking lyrics. In recent years, a number of heavy metal and hard rock bands have taken on the challenge of covering Genesis songs, bringing their own unique spin to these classic tracks. In this post, we’ll explore some of the best heavy Genesis covers out there, and examine how these bands have reimagined the work of one of rock’s most iconic acts for a modern audience.

Ghost – Jesus He Knows Me

Dark Empire – The Knife

Dark Empire’s cover of The Knife by Genesis, from the Japanese edition of Humanity Dethroned.

Transatlantic & Steve Hackett – The Return of the Giant Hogweed

TRANSATLANTIC are playing the Genesis classic “The Return of the Giant Hogweed” live at High Voltage Festival in London on July 24, 2010. They were joined on stage by none other than guitarist STEVE HACKETT (ex-Genesis) for this very special encore.

Rob J Madin – Firth of Fifth

Rob thought it would be funny to do a punk rock version of a Genesis track. Came out sounding like something from the Bill & Ted soundtrack.

Antoine Baril – One Man Genesis


Watcher of the Skies
Dance on a Volcano
Fly on a Windshield
Firth of Fifth
Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
Supper’s Ready
The Cinema Show
Robbery Assault & Battery
Down and Out
All in a Mouse’s Night
Second Home by the Sea
Los Endos

Ending Song

The Brazilian

Played, recorded, mixed and mastered by Antoine Baril

Antoine Baril – …In That Quiet Earth

Leo Moracchioli – Mama

Disturbed – Land Of Confusion

Chicago, Illinois metal band Disturbed has successful mixed aggressive riffs and vocals with a melodic approach to form a winning formula that has earned the band a large following.

Serious Black – No Son Of Mine

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