Navy Goes Metal With “Steamroller” Call And Response Cadence

When Josiah Trombley recorded a marching performance of the traditional “Steamroller” call and response cadence to a group of marching recruits back in 2016, he thought that would be the end of it. However, the video was uploaded to YouTube and it’s been taken to a new level.

After the video was shared on YouTube, it captured the attention of musician and guitarist Andre Antunes.

Though it’s been five years since the video was originally posted, Antunes went on to add a guitar riff to the background, giving the cadence a heavy-metal twist.

Photo: YouTube/USNavyMC
Photo: YouTube/Andre Antunes

He perfectly matched the chant to maintain the unionized sound while adding a fun spin on the cadence.

Antunes shared the video, saying, “Navy public affairs students go METAL. Marching to B610 cadence (Steam Roller).”

Call and response songs in the military, also called “Jody calls,” help promote focus, expression, and unity for the marching group.

Photo: PICRYL/U.S. Navy

Watch the original “Steamroller” video below:

While they usually rely on voice alone, with one person calling out a phrase and the group responding to it, the added guitar music is a nice twist!

Watch the video below, with the added guitar:

You can follow Andre Antunes on YouTube to see more of his work or check out YouTuber USNavyMC.

What do you think of the Navy going metal? Should Antunes cover other military cadences? Let us know!

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