Plays Metallica by Four Cellos

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Plays Metallica by Four Cellos
Studio album by
Released June 13, 1996
Genre Classical, chamber music, cello rock, symphonic metal
Length 43:24
Label Mercury/Universal
Apocalyptica chronology
Plays Metallica by Four Cellos
Inquisition Symphony
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Plays Metallica by Four Cellos is the debut album by Finnish metal band Apocalyptica, released in 1996. It features eight instrumental Metallica covers arranged and played on cellos.

The band was invited to record this album by a label employee after a 1995 show in which they performed some of the songs. The members were initially unsure and thought nobody would listen to such a record, but the employee insisted and they recorded it.[2] On 22 July 2016, a remastered version of the album was released with new bonus tracks.[3]

Track listing

Original 1996 Release
No. Title Writer(s) Original Metallica album Length
1. "Enter Sandman" Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield from Metallica 3:41
2. "Master of Puppets" Cliff Burton, Hammett, Ulrich, Hetfield from Master of Puppets 7:17
3. "Harvester of Sorrow" Ulrich, Hetfield from ...And Justice for All 6:15
4. "The Unforgiven" Hammett, Ulrich, Hetfield from Metallica 5:23
5. "Sad but True" Ulrich, Hetfield from Metallica 4:48
6. "Creeping Death" Burton, Hammett, Ulrich, Hetfield from Ride the Lightning 5:08
7. "Wherever I May Roam" Ulrich, Hetfield from Metallica 6:09
8. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" Hammett, Ulrich, Hetfield from Master of Puppets 5:50

All tracks are written by Ulrich, Hetfield.

2016 Remastered bonus tracks
No. Title Original Metallica album Length
9. "Battery" from Master of Puppets 4:32
10. "Nothing Else Matters (2016 Version)" from Metallica 4:49
11. "Seek and Destroy" from Kill 'Em All 4:24


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  2. ^ Schizodeluxe, Andrew (14 January 2015). "Apocalyptica talks to The Rockpit". The Rockpit. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
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