Heavy metal Shostakovich String Quartet No.8 sounds the most badass thing ever

2 April 2016, 12:09

The Allegro Molto Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 gets the treatment. And it's epic.

Guitarist, arranger and rapidly-emerging internet-superhero Connor Gallagher has been delighting us with metal Shostakovich for a few months now. Late last night he dropped another multi-tracked spectacle. Metalized chamber music - and it's dreadfully righteous.

It's the best yet, Conner. Horns up for Shos quartets, all. 

Shostakovich String Quartet 8 (Heavy Metal Version)

For the strings players! One more won't hurt :)Dmitri Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 8 in C minor (Op. 110) II. Allegro MoltoEquipment used:Instruments:Gibson SG SpecialBoss ME-80 PedalAlesis QX49 MIDI ControllerAudio Editing:Cubase 5AudacityVideo:Adobe Premiere Pro CS6Due to copyright claims from Boosey and Hawkes I'd just like to state the following:Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by Copyright Statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.I do not own the rights to this symphony, all rights are held by Boosey and Hawkes. No Copyright Infringement intended - only entertainment and educational.With regard to my previous videos, I had many, many requests from teachers and musicians around the world asking to use this video to show pupils and other musicians a new approach to pre-existing music. I have been told that it is inspiring, innovative and unique. Advancing music knowledge and understanding, combining genres is only furthering music education and understanding. This is fair use.I also work as an orchestral composer and arranger. Please contact connorgallagher9@gmail.com

Posted by Connor Gallagher - Musician on Friday, 1 April 2016