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Metallica and Beatles Mash-Up Band Beatallica To Release ‘Abbey Load’

Written by Marc Zanotti on March 12, 2013

Beatallica are set to release what will undoubtedly be the greatest Metallica meets Beatles album of the year, Abbey Load, on 16th April.

For those playing catch-up, Beatallica formed in 2001 and have made a niche for themselves mainly by covering The Beatles in the style of Metallica, creating mash-up albums with titles like Sgt Hetfield’s Motorbreath Pub Band, containing songs such as Leper Madonna, Gotta Get You Trapped Under Ice, The Thing That Should Not Let It Be and Hey Dude.

That may sound like a legal minefield and indeed it is – Beatallica has faced the wrath of Sony‘s lawyers but, as reported by NPR, Beatallica have done such an impressive job over the course of their career that Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has offered to cover any legal fees the band may have in the future.

As for Abbey Load, Beatallica guitarist/vocalist Jaymz Lennfield told Blabbermouth that the band’s latest effort has unintentionally turned out to be their darkest work to date:

“Overall the album is our darkest. Not sure why it turned out that way, to be honest. We didn’t realize it til we got to listening to the first mixes. It sounds brooding in places. Not like we tuned down any more or played any stoner rock or anything. But the overall vibe is deeper than other projects we’ve done. Maybe it’s ’cause THE BEATLES’ ‘Abbey Road’ was the last release for them — like the end of an era. And we were placing our fingers on that. After a while, I got to embrace that whole vibe.”

We highly encourage you to listen to the NPR report below, if only to hear Beatallica’s amazing cover of Beatles track I Want To Hold Your Hand, renamed I Want To Choke Your Band. Class.

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