Just in time for Easter, Armenian-German musician Davit Drambyan has unveiled his latest heavy-metal cover: Metallica's 1984 crusher "For Whom the Bell Tolls," as performed on actual church bells.
Drambyan, a prolific artist with an extensive catalog, begins the video by having a young assistant perform the first two iconic tolls before launching into a stunning and complex rendition of the impossibly heavy Ride the Lightning cut while his two young sidekicks headbang and air-drum before joining in on the action a little over halfway through to help create a discordant cacophony. The scene comes to an end with Drambyan, presumably the teacher in this situation, fist-bumping his two pupils in triumph.
Touted as "heavy metal music on hevy [sic] metal bells," the musician's own original material plans to set to be compiled on a full album, titled Funeral Clays UnTot, due later this week on April 19th for Good Friday. Find more information on the record (and the rest of Drambyan's multitudinous creations) here.
H/t to Metalsucks for bringing this story to our attention. Below, see Metallica bash through a particularly epic rendition of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" at the Revolver Golden Gods.