Apocalyptica's Metallica by Four Cellos at Bristol Colston Hall on Wednesday 28th February 2018Posted on: 19 Dec 2017
Experience the music of Metallica like you've never experienced it before - performed by Finnish cello metal band Apocalyptica - at the Colston Hall in Bristol on Wednesday 28th February 2018.
Originally recorded by the metal group in 1996 but now fully remastered for a stunning 2017 re-release, you can expect the likes of Master of Puppets, Enter the Sandman, The Unforgiven and Creeping Death in all its thrashing, frenetic glory on the four cellos, perhaps the least likely of instruments imaginable to perform the classic songs.
But boy, does it work. All the energy, fury, passion and intensity of those Metallica hits are filtered through the timbre of the cellos which take on a sound that truly hits another stratospheric sonic dimension. Classical instruments meet heavy metal covers for performances that are unconventional, savage, extraordinary, sublime and brilliant.
Take a listen to Apocalyptica's phenomenal version of Metallica's Master of Puppets below.
Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg. He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels. You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.