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Ours is the music of Kali: Metallica

American heavy metal band Metallica, presently in the country for F1 Rocks India concerts, said their music is one of a kind and influenced by Goddess Kali.

music Updated: Oct 29, 2011 15:03 IST

Landing in India to perform two days after Diwali, American heavy metal band Metallica said their music is one of a kind and influenced by Goddess Kali.

Formed in 1981, the Grammy-winning band - comprising lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, drummer Lars Ulrich, lead vocalist James Hetfield and bassist Robert Trujillo - said that their music is much different from other rock bands.|

"Our music is very different. It is the music of Kali," Hammett said at a press conference here yesterday before their concert was cancelled.

The band is presently in the country for F1 Rocks India concerts first in the NCR and another in Bangalore, and they said that they would love to go around the country.

"I want to have a really nice curry in Goa. I would love to go around the country after the concert. We are constantly influenced by the countries we go to. India too influences our music," said Hammett.

Another member Hetfield thanked fans for listening to their music and being inspired by it.

"We do know that we have a strong fan base in India. I thank the bands that have been playing our music when we could not come here. All I can say is that they should go on playing and making music. Even we were inspired by other bands when we started out. That's how one learns. That's how we got here."

The American band, formed in 1981, has been enthralling audience for the last 30 years but drumer Ulrich said that they always felt like outsiders in the music world.

"We always felt like outsiders. Even when we started, we had no clue what we were doing. Whatever happened to us is surreal. We just want to make music," Ulrich said.

"We do whatever we love to do. We know how difficult it is but at the end of the day we are glad to do what we are doing till today. When we see where we have reached today, we feel really good about ourselves," Hetfield added.