This Trained Singer Teaches Metal Bands How To Scream (HBO)

Melissa Cross is a classically trained singer and actress. But it’s her work with metal bands that’s the reason for her success, and her nom de guerre: the “Queen of Scream.” The 60-year-old has worked with some of the biggest names in hardcore, from Slipknot to Slayer and Megadeth. As America’s heavy bands hit the road this summer, Cross is in demand–and takes VICE News backstage at the Vans Warped Tour stop in San Antonio.

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41 thoughts on “This Trained Singer Teaches Metal Bands How To Scream (HBO)

  1. Everyone has their jimmies ruffled over the bands, I’m rattled about the sign behind the singer at 3:28. If you’re at a metal or punk show, the risk of injury is kind of assumed/part of the experience, is it not? Maybe that’s just me.

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