Video: The Avett Brothers Sing Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Metallica on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'

The September 30 edition of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon featured an SNL-style phony infomercial for a new album, The Avett Brothers Sing Heavy Metal.

The clip, which you can check out below, shows the hugely successful US folk band, the Avett Brothers (That's really them), performing Iron Maiden‘s "Run to the Hills," Black Sabbath‘s "Iron Man" and Metallica‘s "One" — complete with acoustic guitar, banjo, standup bass, etc.

We also find out the fictional album features covers of tunes by Judas Priest, Slayer, Morbid Angel and Megadeth — plus fictional metal bands Clowns of Torment and Skull Rot.

That's Fallon doing the talking, obviously. Enjoy!

The Avett Brothers’ eighth studio album, Magpie and the Dandelion, will be released October 15.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.