Hear JAMES HETFIELD do spoken word on APOCALYPTICA's new cover of METALLICA's "One" | Revolver

Hear JAMES HETFIELD do spoken word on APOCALYPTICA's new cover of METALLICA's "One"

Robert Trujillo also guests

Finnish heavy-metal cello trio Apocalyptica started their career with a Metallica tribute album, 1996's Plays Metallica With Four Cellos. Nearly 30 years later, they're gearing up to release a sequel, Plays Metallica Vol. 2, and today, they offered up their take on "One," which features both James Hetfield, doing spoken word, and Robert Trujillo, playing bass.

Check it out above.

Trujillo also guests on the album's cover of Kill 'Em All classic "The Four Horsemen," which premiered in February.

Speaking on the new "One" cover, Apocalyptica rhythm cellist Eicca Toppinen commented, "I think it's incredible that James wanted to do it. We were always thinking, 'It'd be great to someday do something with Metallica!' I think the excitement for him came from the different approach we were taking — sometimes the craziest ideas are what excites people and that was our challenge."

Lead cellist Perttu Kivilaakso added: "We used everything at our disposal to make it as bombastic as possible. It had to be epic! The result was truly cinematic, with James Hetfield narrating the story with those poetic lyrics. It was powerful and touching. As a fan I have to say it was unbelievable to finally hear it. I was in my home crying. My hands were shaking. It was an incredible journey."

Plays Metallica Vol. 2 is due out June 7th and also features renditions of "Ride the Lightning," "The Call of Ktulu" and other Metallica classics.