May 182016
 
apocalyptica

[School of Rock, deleted scene #17]

Dewey Finn: Katie, what was that thing you were playing today, that big thing?

Katie: Cello?

Dewey: Ok. And what kind of music do you play on a callo?

Katie: Cello.

Dewey: Whatever.

Katie: Classical music?

Dewey: Ok! [Dewey fumbles in his backpack for his copy of Master of Puppets] Do you know what this is?

Katie: A CD?

Dewey: Ha! Clever girl. No Katie, the band! Metallica! Heavy Metal! Do you not read Blabbermouth.net?! Does this not mean anything to you!? [both give blank stares] Well, pretty much classical music and heavy metal are a lot alike. Both share similar songwriting patterns and melodic layering. Listen to Trans-Siberian Orchestra or any Eddie Van Halen solo and you’ll get what I mean. [Dewey fumbles for his Apocalyptica CD] And this is Apocalyptica. They’re a bunch of awesome Finnish cello metalists who rock out hardcore, but with cellos!

Katie. Oh. Cool.

Dewey: So you just add some distortion and a wah-wah pedal or two and CELLO, you got this hardcore cover of “Battery” that’s really intricate and insane!

Check out more Apocalyptica here and more musical fan fiction here.

  One Response to “Apocalyptica Covers Metallica’s “Battery” With Cellos”

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  1. I was just thinking… didn’t this album come out like twenty years ago?

    Then, yes, apparently it did. They added this track (and two others) on to a 20th anniversary remaster. I feel old.

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