One young Philadelphia drummer rocked the world of metal music over the weekend, courtesy of a killer Metallica cover that landed him on the band's Instagram page on Saturday.
Holmesburg's Daniel Krilov, 10, wound up in the spotlight after taking on a challenge from Metallica that asked fans to submit videos of covers of their favorite track from the band's first album in eight years, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct.
The School of Rock Philadelphia student, who has been playing drums for two years, according to 6ABC, went with "Atlas, Rise!" for his cover. A thrash-laden track topping more than six minutes long, Krilov's pick was far from the easy way out.
However, as a video posted initially to Krilov's Instagram account shows, the young drummer was more than prepared for the cover:
Metallica seemed to agree, with the band later sharing the video on its own Instagram page along with a note to Krilov reading "nice work dude!" The video on Metallica's page now has more than 300,000 views:
"Thank you Metallica for sharing my video," Krilov wrote on Instagram. "I got a lot of new followers and metal friends today. I hope you come to Philly next year so I can see you live."
The band will kick off 2017 with a tour of Asia, Europe, and South America that starts Jan 11 in Seoul, South Korea. No North American dates have been announced for 2017.
Listen to the original version of "Atlas, Rise!" below: