Forged from the influences of two of history’s greatest bands, Beatallica are the world’s first live mash-up or “bash-up” band. Their wit, creativity, subversiveness, and flair is just as sharp as the point they make. All the while, they show appreciation and reverence to The Beatles and Metallica, grandfathers of their respective genres. In August of 2009, Jaymz Lennfield, Kliff McBurtney, Ringo Larz, and Grg III unleashed their sophmore full-length c.d., Masterful Mystery Tour on Oglio Entertainment and distributed by Universal/Fontana. Their technically brilliant musicianship and uncanny ability has lead to the creation of song titles such as “Hero of the Day Tripper”, “I Want to Choke Your Band” and “Got to Get You Trapped under Ice”. The video for “Hero” can be found on viral and mass media sources everywhere. This triumphant return is a follow-up to Beatallica’s debut, Sgt. Hetfield’s Motorbreath Pub Band, which promptly went to #9 on Billboard’s comedy music chart in the U.S.A. and #1 on Tower Records’ chart in Japan when released in 2007. The singles “Revol-ooh-tion” and “A Garage Dayz Nite” have become fan favorites and live show classics. In 2008, Beatallica did the unthinkable and unleashed the All You Need is Blood maxi-single. The vocals on the recording were done in 14 different languages and set a new bar for creativity and perseverance.
Foreign labels such as Sony Japan and Megapress in Germany have become welcome partners. Metallica members themselves are huge allies, and metal powerhouses such as Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater and Scott Ian of Anthrax cite themselves as fans. Beatallica have chalked up appearances with Sammy Hagar, Clutch, members of Mastodon, Jerry Cantrell and Billy Duffy, Motorhead, Testament, Steven Adler of Guns and Roses, L.A. Guns, Sepultura, and many more metal/rock favorites. They have reached headlining status for open-air festivals in both the United States and Europe. A stop in Busan, South Korea and press throughout Japan, South America, and Australia highlight the extent of Beatallica’s international stronghold. Beatallica continue to change the face of music on the internet, in live settings, and over radio waves around the globe. They flourish with music lovers from all areas of the world at their side. Throw your fist high into the air, become a Beatallibanger, and open your mind to a one-of-a-kind brand of musical mayhem.
“It was pretty amazing…I’m glad there’s people like that in the world.”
--James Hetfield, Metallica, quote from Kerrang Magazine
“I think it’s cool when people do sh*t like that. It’s not flattery, it’s just fun for me.”
--Kirk Hammett, Metallica, quote from Bizarre Magazine
“This is pure genius! You’ve got a fan in me!!!
--Mike Portnoy, professional musician, Dream Theater
“Beatallica—there is none higher! I may need medical assistance…
I cannot use my hands to type due to uncontrollable laughter!”
--Russ, Hank Williams III website organizer
Jaymz Lennfield (Lead vox, guitar),
Ringo Larz (Drums),
Kliff McBurtney (Bass, backing vox),
Grg III (Lead guitar, backing vox)