Metallica-Through-the-NeverWho says heavy metal and cinema don’t mix? Well, nobody really. But that doesn’t stop this becoming something of a surreal move for American four piece Metallica, as they present their part-fictitious, part-concert movie, Metallica: Through the Never.

Directed by Nimrod Antal and starring Dane DeHaan, Through the Never tells the story of an opportunist roadie, who accepts a simple assignment, which ends up taking him on a surreal adventure, interwoven with footage of the popular band playing live. We spoke to Ulrich, the somewhat controversial Danish drummer, about his experiences making the movie, and why the band decided now was the right time to make this movie, over 30 years since they first burst onto the scene.