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SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE's Cover Of METALLICA's "Wherever I May Roam" Is Really Unique

Taking the original to its extreme.

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Subterranean Masquerade's cover of Metallica's "Wherever I May Roam" isn't included on the latter's Metallica Blacklist covers album, but it really should be. The cover takes the original's Middle Eastern tones and cranks them up to 11, and then of course brings the heaviness alongside it all.

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"We love Metallica for two main reasons. One of them is simply their life changing music, but the other reason is much more important; through its entire career, Metallica took risks, and we love risks!" said vocalist Davidavi Dolev. "So, we took a big sip from a chalice full of courage, brought to our studios a chamber Middle Eastern orchestra and interpreted the song ‘Wherever I May Roam’ our way.

"The lyrics are exactly what Subterranean Masquerade is about. We did our best to approach this classic as if it is the holiest of holies and we really hope open minded people will enjoy our version of the story this incredible song tells. Thanks Metallica! Because of you we are musicians now; our mothers don't like it one bit!"

Grab a copy of Subterranean Masquerade's latest album Mountain Fever here (and here), and grab the reissue of Metallica's classic Black Album and Metallica Blacklist covers album here.

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