Sunday, June 24, 2012

VIDEO: Metallica perform Escape for the first time ever

There were at least a couple of firsts for Metallica as they rocked Day 1 of their Orion Music + More festival on Saturday.

The band’s headline set at Bader Field in Atlantic City featured the very first performance of their “Ride The Lightning” album in its entirety.

Saturday’s set also included the very first performance of “Escape” from the 1984 release.

Frontman James Hetfield recently explained the album’s significance to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

’Ride the Lightning’ started to splinter us off from your Slayers and other thrash bands,” explained Hetfield. “A song called ‘Fade to Black’ was an instant thorn in the side of the metal community. It was the first veering off the studded path.”

Metallica Metallica

Metallica - Escape
Orion Music + More
Bader Field - Atlantic City, NJ – June 23, 2012

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