No song could be better suited for such a display of insanity than Ozzy's Iron Man.
ArcAttack is a group of eight madmen and one robot pushing the boundaries of music and science. You've got your founder and frontman Joe who dons the retro-futuristic chainmail / Faraday cage, John the beat maker and graphic designer, and more.
Composers, holographers, roboticists, electricians, engineers, photographers... you name it and one of them has mastered it.
We previously talked about Nikolai Tesla and the use of his inventions in music. But these guys have taken up about a million notches. Programming the Mario Bros. theme song to be played is one thing. Jumping out on stage with a MIDI guitar and risking vaporizing yourself is the next level.
What people were doing in the past was programming songs and mapping the sounds so that the Tesla Coils would play the specific frequencies of the song... and then sitting back with distance as their safeguard.
ArcAttack said screw it and grabbed a MIDI guitar to play the melodies out of the coils and then be the ground for the huge electrical arcs... check out the video:
The nuttiest part is when you realize that's a robot playing the drums on the left!
This is by far the most Metal thing I've ever seen, even more than biting the head off of a bat. I'm sure Ozzy is beating himself up for not thinking of it. I wonder if those bolts end up doing damage to your guitar. I definitely wouldn't be using my best metal guitar for that.
If you get a chance to catch ArcAttack on tour, do it! You'll survive,