Video Premiere: Watch Rodrigo y Gabriela Cover Metallica’s “Battery”

Photo: Ebru Yildiz

In what likely marks the very first appearance of an artist that’s actually performed at the goddamn White House (not during the current administration, obviously), guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela have unveiled a cover of Metallica’s classic, “Battery,” which is featured on the acclaimed duo’s upcoming METTAL EP, due from ATO Records on November 29.

“It’s no secret that we love Metallica,” says Rodrigo Sánchez. “Master of Puppets changed everything for us when we first heard it all those years ago.”

“We’ve played parts of ‘Battery’ in our live set for many years,” offers Gabriela Quintero. “We’re so happy to release our studio version in full for our fans. Thank you to the fans for coming with us on this trip, and eternal gratitude to Metallica for the incredible music.”

Check out the track below, then get in line with the rest of the nerds on Record Store Day and cross your fingers.