Metallica performed their 1991 smash “Enter Sandman” during their August 29 headline set at the Reading Festival and broadcast video of the tune has surfaced.
The 3-day event saw Mumford & Sons top Friday’s bill and The Libertines close out the weekend on Sunday.
Metallica also performed as the closing headliner at Reading’s sister event – the Leeds Festival – on August 30; both festivals share the same lineups over the weekend.
“Enter Sandman” appeared on Metallica’s self-titled 1991 record – known as The Black Album.
The project went on to sell 30 million copies sold worldwide – including 16 million in the States.
A new book on The Black Album by author David Masciotra will be published as part of Bloomsbury's 33 1/3 Series on September 24.
Masciotra gives readers unprecedented insight into the story behind the iconic album through interviews with James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted and producer Bob Rock.
“The book is a must read for Metallica, metal, and hard rock fans,” says Masciotra, “as I will give up close and personal details, received personally from the band, into the making of The Black Album, and I will examine the importance of Metallica’s music, along with the philosophical depth it possesses.”
The Black Album continues to be the best-selling release of the US Nielsen SoundScan era, which started in 1991.
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