Heavy-metal pioneers Metallica were recently honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize, an award given for their lifetime contributions to music. In addition to being inducted by their own heroes Deep Purple, they were honored with a performance by a murderer's row of musicians including Ghost's Cardinal Copia, Candlemass and Swedish duo Vargas & Lagola.
The special supergroup came together to perform a haunting take on Metallica's classic "Black Album" opener "Enter Sandman," which saw the members of Candlemass absolutely shred their instruments, and Copia own the stage. It's an insane watch and probably a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between all the musicians — and there's truly no better way to honor Metallica's career. Watch the stirring rendition above or on the official Polar Music Prize website.
Ghost appear on the cover (or actually, the five covers) of the new issue of Revolver, which is available for purchase here and on newsstands June 19th. If you haven't already, read our in-depth interview with the band's mastermind Tobias Forge — his most revealing and personal interview to day.