When Cellos Go Bad

As usual, I was cruising through YT looking for something or other (at the moment I can't remember what it was) and something caught my attention in the sidebar and after a click, I was listening to Apocalyptica.

A heavy metal band formed in Helsinki in 1993, they became famous a few years back for playing Metallica covers...on their cellos. Yes, you read right: they're a heavy metal outfit centered on four cellos. And guess what? They're even more kick ass than you're imagining.

I wanted to share some of the Metallica covers but I wanted a video rather than images so you could see the guys in action and I found this concert video of the band performing "Master of Puppets" live:

Admittedly, I prefer their version of "Fade to Black".

And they don't just do Metallica either. They've built a career on heavy metal cello's and to prove it, here's a kick ass tune titled "Path":

I love this sound! Wonder if there's more like this kicking around that I just don't know about...


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Dale said...

This is awesome!

I've never heard this before, it's great.

June 25, 2009 1:34 p.m.

themarina said...

Dude - I'm playing with Last FM radio and some of the stuff I'm finding out there is MIND BLOWING. Will have to share my thoughts on that in another post.

Happy to hear you like! :)

June 25, 2009 1:43 p.m.

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