It all started out as an innocent fantasy short story for a contest back in the 80s. Fast forward to 2020 and the world is obsessed. Obsessed with fearless Geralt of Rivia and the loyal bard Jaskier. Whether it’s Sapkowski’s books, video game or, most recently, the series on Netflix, we all love The Witcher. Women of metal especially. We’ve been blessed with many amazing covers and tributes to The Witcher universe and you can now listen to the top six of them below.
Rage Of Light and Ad Infinitum frontlady Melissa Bonny teamed up with Ralf Scheepers and Nicolas Pelissier for a cover of the best-known piece associated with the series. Their take on “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher” is truly spectacular and if you expect heavy guitars or Melissa’s growling, you’ll be surprised to find out they went the gentler but definitely powerful way instead.
Eluveitie’s gurdy slayer Michalina Malisz is a long time fan of the saga, and it’s not a surprise as she’s Polish just like the great Sapkowski himself. Michalina chose to take on the “Geralt Of Rivia” theme song with her hurdy gurdy, which is present all over the series soundtrack. To raise the bar of epicness even higher, Michalina shot a video for her cover at the site of Ogrodzieniec castle in Poland, which you may know as Sodden castle from the TV series.
If you ever wanted to hear “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher” in a symphonic metal style, you need to listen to the cover by Alex Luss in collaboration with Italian singer and cosplayer Rehn Stillinght. It doesn’t get better than this.
One of the darkest covers of “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher” comes from Brazilian full-time musician and Youtuber Violet Orlandi and it’s not only her dark looks but mostly the bewitching vocals that make her rockish version truly outstanding. Plus, we can totally imagine her starring in the series as one of the sorcerers just like Yennefer.
MoonSun (German-Russian melodic metal duo consisting of Susanne Scherer and Thomas Kolbin), are no strangers to covers and, naturally, they didn’t sleep on the opportunity to cover such a popular piece of art either. As the majority of the artists, they went with the title track of the series and made their own acoustic/symphonic metal version.
Greek vocalist Ruby Bouzioti joined forces with John Galanakis and together they created the most epic metal cover of them all. Their cinematic mashup of “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher” and “Geralt Of Rivia” is an adventure itself. Without doubts, this one deserves a spot on the official soundtrack.