2008 Heavy Metal YouTube Phenom Of The Year: StSanders

Year In Review: You may recall hysterical mock videos on YouTube of our favorite metal bands and guitarists known as “shreds” in 07-08. The mastermind behind these videos is a Finnish dude named Santeri Ojala, known online as St. Sanders. According to wired.com, three unnamed artists cried lawsuit in Feb. raining on the comedic brilliance of Ojala. Here are my three favorite “shred” videos that still float around the web inspired by or done by St. Sanders:

1. Jake E. Lee Shreds

You gotta love Ozzy’s clapping!

2. Kiss Shreds a.k.s P.I.S.S “I Will Never Go To School”

The lyrics and editing are genius!

3. Metallica Shreds

Reminiscent of everybody that picks up the guitar for the first time.

Here is St. Sanders “shredding” with Slash on Jimmy Kimmel on Jan. 9:

These videos are simply parodies meant to entertain and done only in good fun. Slash is cool enough to understand that. Unfortunately some metal heads will always lack that “cool factor.” You can watch all of St. Sanders videos at his website www.stsanders.com.

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