Watch kids lose their minds to Metallica, Slipknot and more at this metal-themed puppet show

Bullicio Puppets and James Hetfield of Metallica
(Image credit: Bullicio Puppets, ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Bullicio Puppets, a death metal puppet act from Chile, are keeping the future of metal well and truly alive, in the form of high-energy puppet shows for kids, soundtracked by some of the heaviest bands.

In a recent video, Bullicio Puppets, created by Fabian R Salazar Albornoz, display one of their gigs in action, as metalhead/puppet Jack Distortion, who dons a battle jacket and ginger dreadlocks, performs to a room full of children while rocking out on a plastic guitar to Metallica's Hardwired. As he orchestrates the puppet, Fabian wears a fully black outfit, hiding his identity, while shouting along to get the mini metallers moving.

Introducing kids to metal is of course a must for any metal parent, and what better way is there to ignite their love of heavy music than make-shift puppet-fronted  concerts and metal parties? Plus, the children seem to be absolutely loving it; they're headbanging, wildly dancing and losing their little metal-loving minds. 

At the mini Metallica gig in the video below, kids are jumping, fist-pumping the air, swinging their heads and one little dude even seems to be playing air-guitar, while using a safety rope as his make-believe instrument. We're also amused by the fact the lyrics of the 2016 rager contains plenty of words that are hardly child-friendly, but yet no one seems to be too bothered about it. 

Bullicio Puppets have taken their show across the globe, and even performed at Download Festival in 2019.

In their other videos, kids can be seen circle-pitting to Slayer, while hitting each other with party balloons, as well as enjoying the music of many other bands such as Anthrax, Queen, Slipknot and more.

Check out footage from Bullicio Puppets' metal parties below:


♬ Hardwired - Metallica

♬ Caught In A Mosh - Anthrax

♬ People = Shit - Slipknot

♬ sonido original - Jack Distortion
Liz Scarlett

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music.