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. Beatallica destroy the boundaries of creativity and reveal how original compositions of music can be crafted for those who identify with humor and biting commentary. 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 sophomore full-length CD, Masterful Mystery Tour on Oglio Entertainment and distributed by globally through 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 videos for “Hero” and “Fuel on the Hill” 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. 2009 saw the release of Winter Plunderband, a holiday EP that features not only mash-ups but Beatallica original material. 2013 marked the release of Abbey Load and Beatallica’s tackling of the classic rock medleys teamed up with their own brand of sonic power. Fans world-wide have been anxiously awaiting the next dose of metal medicine from the band, and Abbey Load is sure to please. The tunes are moody, brooding, and musically cynical, and the collection highlights the band’s one-of-a-kind creativity.
Beatallica have chalked up appearances with Sammy Hagar, Clutch, members of Mastodon, Jerry Cantrell and Billy Duffy, Mötörhead, 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’s websites have sustained millions of hits and the band’s presence is growing at a rapid pace, with continuing hundreds to thousands of hits from die-hard fans to the various websites per day. A Yahoo.com search will reveal scores of listings of the band. Peers who make their living in the music and media professions have lauded the band’s continual efforts of musicianship, solidarity, comedy, and originality. 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.
Established in late 2011, the Burbillies are a 7-piece bluegrass tribute to 80’s hair metal. That’s right, they have a traditional bluegrass lineup and play all of your favorite butt-rock hits from the 1980’s. Beneath their big hair, bitching clothes, and bad attitudes lies a group of rippin’ flat pickers who are never afraid to take it to the next level. Their high-energy compositions are performed with just the right amount of Minnesota twang, creating a genre all-their-own called “Ass Grass.”