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Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica Vol.2  2x Transparent Blue Vinyl LP

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2x Transparent Blue Vinyl LP
Catalogue Number: 4099964032772
Barcode: 4099964032772
Record Grading: Mint (M)
Sleeve Grading: Mint (M)
Condition Note: Brand New

Track Listing / Description
01 Ride the Lightning
02 St. Anger
03 The Unforgiven II
04 Blackened (feat. Dave Lombardo)
05 The Call of Ktulu
06 The Four Horsemen (feat. Robert Trujillo)
07 Holier than Thou
08 To Live Is to Die
09 One
10 One (feat. Robert Trujillo) (Instrumental)
 
Apocalyptica are thrilled to announce a stunning follow-up to their legendary debut record. Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2 will continue the journey that began in 1996 when cellists from Helsinki's world-renowned Sibelius Academy played symphonic tribute to the biggest of the big four – heavy metal titans Metallica. For their ninth record the classically-minded dynamos are returning to their roots to bring a legendary story full circle. It also features a host of surprises beginning with a unique collaboration.
 
Lead single The Four Horsemen, taken from Metallica's 1983 debut Kill 'Em All will feature Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo, setting the scene for a compendium of deep cuts and brilliant highlights spanning Metallica's staggering 40 year career, and there are more surprises to come.
 
Founding band-leader Eicca Toppinen comments: "It's the coolest thing. We didn't push - it was offered. We played the first album live and it was so much more fun and exciting than we expected, so we got the idea to do something like the first album, but we couldn't do it in exactly the same way – we needed to challenge ourselves and bring a totally new perspective to the original energy and emotion of Metallica."
 
Lead cellist Perttu Kivilaakso adds: "We've been talking about making another Metallica album for around 20 years, as there were still so many great songs we wanted to play! We waited for the perfect moment to do it. Thinking of that teenage me who is now getting to play his favorite tracks gives me goosebumps!"
 
This album will be the band's final studio release with Apocalyptica's long-time member, drummer Mikko Sirén, who amicably departed after the new album's completion. Plays Metallica Vol. 2 was produced by longtime collaborator and studio supremo Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, Tool)