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Watch Vera Farmiga conjure heavy metal spirit with cover of Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper”

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Vera Farmiga proved that she’s equally adept at channeling the power of heavy metal as she is demons and other supernatural spirits with a rocking cover of Iron Maiden‘s “The Trooper.”

The actor, known for her role The Conjuring series and films including The Departed and Up in the Air, put her spin on Maiden’s 1983 classic during a recent performance at the Rock Academy music school in Woodstock, New York.

Farmiga recently shared an Instagram video of the rendition, which included Anthrax‘s Scott Ian on guitar. In the caption, she paid tribute to her parents’ home country of Ukraine — which continues to fight against Russia’s invasion — with hashtags including #GlorytoUkraine and #IStandWithUkraine.

We’d guess that “The Trooper” wasn’t a random choice, as its lyrics make reference to another Russia-involved military conflict, the Crimean War of the 1850s. 

Last month, Iron Maiden canceled their upcoming shows in Russia and Ukraine due to the war. 

“Our priority is, and will always be, the safety of our fans,” the metal legends said.

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