While TikTok may seem like an unlikely place for a hard rock fan, it turns out there’s been some serious Metallica related shade thrown around on the platform recently.

Popular TikTok Star, Zaria posted a video last week of her dancing to Peewee Longway and Money Man’s ‘OOOWWWEEE’ wearing Metallica’s Ride the Lightning t-shirt while flipping the bird at the camera. Oh boy, the internet trolls showed up like a moth to a flame.

Followers quickly challenged the social media star, who has over 120k followers, to name three Metallica songs. Which, in this day and age, is pretty easy thanks to a handy little tool named Google. However, Zaria took it one step further.

“Ok, so, the other day, I posted this video of me in a Metallica shirt,” she said in a response video. “And people were like, ‘Name three Metallica songs. I bet you don’t even like Metallica.’ So my response to you guys is, like, really? Only three? Only three songs? How ’bout I play ’em on guitar for you.”

She then proceeded to school all of her followers with riffs from ‘Master of Puppets’, ‘Enter Sandman’ and ‘Guitar Face’.

Furthermore, she came back in another video In which she played the solo from another Metallica song, ‘One’.

We guess the videos were a hit because she came back (again) with another clip of her playing ‘Battery’ by the rock group.

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Now she’s campaigning for fans to help her get Metallica, which is apparently ‘her favourite band’, to see her videos by asking them to tag the band in her Instagram comments. If her networking skills are as effective as Nandi Bushell, who received praise from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett for her cover of ‘Enter Sandman’, Zaria may just be in luck.

*Mic drop*. You’re up, keyboard warriors.

@zariasmusicReply to @paytonnsmith I hope this video finds the ##Metallica fans lol, not my best ##guitar playing but that wasn’t really the point ##guitarist♬ original sound – Zaria

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