The hurdy-gurdy is a stringed instrument dating back to the Medieval period. Its sound is produced by hand-cranking a rosined wheel that rubs against strings when turned. Its other strings act as drones to underpin the moving notes, as with the bagpipes. It has been used in classical and folk genres.
But now the Polish hurdy-gurdyist Michalina Malisz is reinventing the instrument on YouTube, blending its sounds with metal music, including riffs from Metallica, Slipknot and the Armenian-American metal band, System of a Down.
To watch the video, see below.