TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Slams METALLICA For Covering CELTIC FROST: ‘They Butchered It, And It Was Humiliating’

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Tom Gabriel Fischer has slammed METALLICA for performing a cover version of CELTIC FROST‘s “The Usurper.”

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played “The Usurper” during METALLICA‘s May 10 concert at Letzigrund Stadion in Zurich, Switzerland.

They also previously paid tribute to late CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Eric Ain with a “Procreation Of The Wicked” during METALLICA‘s April 11, 2018 concert at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland.

In a brand new interview with Rolling StoneFischer stated about METALLICA‘s versions of his songs: “They butchered it, and it was humiliating. Why don’t they leave their millionaire fingers off it? They’ve long lost the ability to play true metal in my opinion. Maybe I should go onstage and do a really miserable version of [METALLICA‘s] ‘Hit The Lights’ with, like, 200 mistakes to set the balance.”

Fischer also blasted James Hetfield for his interest in hunting. “This is completely personal, and I know probably the majority of your readers will not share this feeling, but even if they had done a fantastic job, I could puke all over it because I don’t support people who go hunting bears for a hobby. I cannot respect a person like that, even if it’s a genius musician.”