Watch out, Corey Taylor: 10-Year-Old Zoë Franziska might be coming for your job real soon. Like, maybe later this year.
Add Franziska to the growing list of young musicians going viral for their amazing musical talents. The standard-bearer in this particular subgenre as of late as been, of course, the great Nandi Bushell. We’ve been keeping tabs on her for years now: her drum covers, her full-band work, her collabs with famous musicians and, most recently, her amazing performance at the Taylor Hawkins tribute.
But enough about Nandi. Let’s talk about Zoë. The clip below comes courtesy of the O’Keefe Music Foundation. Based in Ohio:
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Watch 10-Year-Old Zoë Franziska Rip Through a Slipknot Tune
This isn’t the kid’s first metal rodeo, by the way. Her cover of Korn‘s “Freak On A Leash” has already racked up millions of views on YouTube. And she was only 8 years old when she threw that one down! Clearly, the jump from 8 to 10–only two years to us, but a fifth of her young life, for perspective–has given her a bit more vocal range.
Zoë chose “The Heretic Anthem” off of Slipknot’s 2021 album Iowa. And it’s worth shouting out her guitar player. His name is Xander Markewich and he absolutely shreds the entire tune, including the guitar solo. Take a look below and marvel at the talent of these young metalheads.