10-year-old drummer plays Metallica discography in 12 minutes

As the internet goes wild for ludicrously young drummers playing ominously competent versions of famous drum parts, the latest junior sticksman to step into the spotlight is Johannes Rørvik Grov.

The 10-year-old has released a video in which he plays sections of each track from every Metallica album, from 1983's Kill 'Em All to 2016's Hardwired... to Self-destruct

The video was recorded live in two hour-long sessions, then edited together. And while this might not be as impressive as a single live run-through with no editing, we feel that at such a tender age there's plenty of room for improvement, and that by the age of, say, 13, Johannes might well be filling in for Lars Ulrich himself. 

Or not, perhaps. The internet can be fickle sometimes.  

Either way, we wish him luck. 

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.