METALLICA’S SILLY SYMPHONIES

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Metallica and composer MICHAEL KAMEN will announce details of a collaboration tomorrow at a press conference in San Francisco.

Part of a challenge to expand their musical horizons, the collaboration will be an orchestral piece to be performed by the SF Symphony Orchestra.

Michael Kamen, a respected composer and arranger who has previously worked with Pink Floyd and Orbital (on the soundtrack to the so-so Brit SF horror flick Event Horizon) is probably best known for his screen work, particularly the soundtrack to Brazil.

Finnish group Apocalyptica have already released an album of Metallica songs arranged for string quartet – some of which feature on the soundtrack of the forthcoming film Your Friends And Neighbours by Neil LaBute and the team who made In The Company Of Men – and are no strangers to classical crossovers.

Click back on Thursday for more details of the collaboration.

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