METALLICA’s ‘Enter Sandman’ Gets Bossa Nova Treatment

Video footage of Marcel Yammouni‘s wedding band in Melbourne, Australia performing a very chill bossa nova version of METALLICA‘s smash heavy metal hit “Enter Sandman” can be seen below. During the “dinner set,” Marcel and his band broke out the cover and Yammouni set up his phone to record the slow-grooving action. The resulting clip has since gone viral and has already been viewed nearly 400,000 times on YouTube after it was first posted on November 17.

“Enter Sandman” was featured as the opening track and lead single from METALLICA‘s eponymous 1991 album. The song was produced by Bob Rock, and the music was written by Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, and James Hetfield. Vocalist and guitarist Hetfield wrote the lyrics, which deal with the simplest concept of a child’s nightmares.

The “Enter Sandman” single was certified gold in the United States for sales in excess of 500,000 copies. Acclaimed by critics, the song is featured on all of METALLICA‘s live albums and DVDs released after 1991 and has been played live at award ceremonies and benefit concerts. It is considered to be METALLICA‘s signature song to the general public.

METALLICA‘s self-titled “black album” has sold more than 16 million copies in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


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