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Watch this man cover The Trooper on guitar and synth at the same time

Gabriel Guardian nails the 1983 Iron Maiden classic – all under the watchful eye of the Grim Reaper

Patting your head and rubbing your stomach. Climbing the stairs holding a hot mug of coffee. Eating crisps and performing an intricate operation. These everyday activities make the left and right hemispheres of the brain work in sweet unison. But it takes a special kind of team-oriented noggin to do these tasks properly without hurting yourself – or anyone else – in the process.

Gabriel Guardian has one of those ambidextrous brains. The Texas multi-instrumentalist has recorded a version of himself covering Iron Maiden’s 1983 classic The Trooper on guitar and a synth. There’s no split-screen trickery here. He’s doing both at the same time at an ungodly speed.

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Iron Maiden is definitely one of my biggest influences of all time,” says Gabriel. “I remember when I was 12 years old, I learned my first Maiden song – The Trooper! It’s pretty awesome to finally do a cover of this legendary classic as an adult.”

The video even features a nod to Derek Riggs' classic single artwork. This man has thought of everything. That'll be his brain again.


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