O’Keefe Music Child Prodigies Take on Slipknot’s ‘The Heretic Anthem’

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Dec 19, 2022

Posted By Tracy Fuller

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The O’Keefe Music Foundation recently returned with a live cover of Slipknot’s “The Heretic Anthem.” All the spotlight excellently goes to vocalist Zo Franziska, but more importantly, every one of the kids dealt with the song well.

Remember when 8-year-old Zo knocked out her first O’Keefe Music Foundation cover, “Freak on the Leash” by Korn?


Nearly four million views later, Zo is back and LYING ‘”Heretic Anthem” by Slipknot! You might have nightmares if you look into her eyes. And you might begin to think that Corey Taylor needs a vocal coach. A vocal coach named Zoë Franziska!!!!

“The entire band is delivering such a ferocious performance that it almost looks like they are trying to show Slipknot how to do their job!!!

12-year-old Xander Markewich from Alaska wrote the guitar solo for this song, but it needed a bit of help. He reached out to Connor Meintel and Calli Dressen, who played it perfectly, and 17-year-old Evan Harris drummed like a pro! Parker, Philip, Isabella, and Brady recorded two kegs and the OMF Garbage Can of Doom, while Brianna Montante recorded the chimes.

As a result of limited funds, OMF could not book a professional studio. So back to the garage we went! Here is proof that you can record a crushing song in your garage.

Thanks to the Foundation for all their hard work and their parents for making this cover possible! Lastly, we would like to thank all these kiddos whose graciously made this recording and video accessible to kids. I personally think it’s awesome to see rock and metal being introduced to todays generation. To music lovers everywhere, please consider donating to the O’Keefe Foundation so kids can play real music.”

Child prodigies are often regarded as their generation’s most talented and gifted children, and the new video featuring them performing Slipknot’s ‘The Heretic Anthem’ is no exception. The performance features three young prodigies aged 8-14 playing guitar, drums, and bass in a single take. The result is an impressive display of musical talent that will make even the band’s most die-hard fans stand up and take notice.


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