Metallica are wending their way through Europe currently on their Worldwired tour, and they’re covering a famous song by locals in every country that they hit.

It’s a section of the show where Lars and James nick off for a break, leaving Kirk and Rob to have a play with their “Doodles”.

Germany saw the pair let loose on Peter Schilling’s Major Tom and Accept’s Balls to the Wall and Austria got a killer assault on Falco’s Rock Me Amadeus, while the Norwegians were treated to a rock-out take on Take On Me (we’re not so mean as to not include it, look further below).

But it was in Sweden at the weekend that they assailed Europe’s guilty pleasure favourite The Final Countdown, including that utterly insane solo (that was the only reason we never got that platinum trophy on LEGO Rock Band – grrr!). Needless to say, it totally rocks.

Now, here’s that hot A-Ha take…

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