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Metallica praise 10-year-old drummer fan

Daniel Krilov cover of ‘Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct’ was viewed more than 300,000 times on Metallica’s page in just one day

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(FILES) This file photo taken on September 24, 2016 shows Kirk Hammett (R) and James Hetfield of Metallica performing at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park to end extreme poverty by 2030 at Central Parkin New York City. Back with its first album in eight years, Metallica has returned to its thrash metal roots, making it clear the band hasn't lost its anger. "Hardwired... to Self-Destruct," which comes out November 18, 2016, is the 10th album by a group determined to preserve its reign as one of the defining acts in heavy metal. "We're four angry guys," said lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, now 53 with a touch of grey in his long curly hair./ AFP / ANGELA WEISS

A 10-year-old Philadelphia drummer is receiving high praise for his cover of a Metallica song that was featured on the heavy metal band’s Instagram page over the weekend.

Daniel Krilov has been playing drums for only two years, but that didn’t stop him from responding to the band’s request for fans to send videos of themselves covering a track off their new album.

Krilov, a School of Rock Philadelphia student, posted a one-minute recording of himself drumming to his favourite song on Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct to his own page on the social media site last week.

WPVI-TV reports Metallica reposted the video to its official Instagram page on Friday, telling the Holmesburg boy “Nice work dude!”

Krilov’s video was viewed more than 300,000 times on Metallica’s page in just one day.