Weeks ago you may have viewed a group of kids covering the Metallica hit "Enter Sandman."

Now, after The Mini-Band has almost three million views of their cover, the Metallica boys sent the six kids some words of encouragement and love, exclaiming that the kids were great and deserving of a possible gig with the 30-year veterans of metal.

Lars Ulrich joked, saying that he had a new band from Northern California named Metallica and that maybe they could open up for The Mini-Band someday. Nice to see the some respect for the next generation of metal.

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