NCAA bans METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" from Virginia Tech game, fans chant it anyway | Revolver

NCAA bans METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" from Virginia Tech game, fans chant it anyway

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Banning Metallica's "Enter Sandman" won't keep Virginia Tech fans from singing their team's gametime anthem. Though traditional songs or anthems aren't allowed at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) events, supporters of the Virginia Tech Hokies women's basketball team united their vocal cords to chant Metallica's iconic "Black Album" single over the weekend. 

"Enter Sandman" is regularly used to get the Virginia Tech fans and players pumped up at home games, but this all changes during March Madness, where team anthems are not allowed so games can remain "neutral events." And when the NCAA isn't stripping away all the fun out of simple athletic competition, they're reportedly threatening to fine any school that plays their anthems during March Madness.

"So, the NCAA said the Hokies would be fined if they played their traditional 'Enter Sandman' entrance," reports NBC 12 news anchor Riley Wyatt, who also posted the footage of Hokies fans singing Metallica. "So yes, the song was banned for this instance but not for usual home games."

Still, this didn't stop Hokie Nation from going ham in the stands, like they have in the past at football games — chanting so loud it literally registered on a seismograph. Watch the arena shake with the sounds of "Enter Sandman" below.

Metallica's M72 World Tour is set to kick off on April 27th at Amsterdam's Johan Cruijff Arena. Their new album, 72 Seasons, is due out April 14th and available for pre-order on vinyl at Revolver's shop.