Thursday, November 24, 2016

VIDEO: Metallica perform Master Of Puppets classic in Costa Rica

photo: Jeff Yeager / Metallica

Metallica performed the “Master Of Puppets” instrumental classic, Orion”, during a November 5 stop in San Jose, Costa Rica as part of their recent Latin American tour, and the band are sharing video from the event.

Alongside pre-show meet and greet and tuning room footage, “Orion” was featured during the band’s final stop on the 5-date run that served as the opening leg of their WorldWired tour in support of their newly-released tenth album, “Hardwired…To Self Destruct.”

The two-disc set was produced by Greg Fidelman, guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.

A Deluxe Edition of the package adds a bonus disc of rarities and covers, including takes on tracks by Iron Maiden, Deep Purple and Rainbow, and the group’s full set at Rasputin's in Berkeley, California on Record Store Day 2016 to celebrate the reissues of “Kill 'Em All” and “Ride The Lightning.”

“Word has gotten to us over the weekend that Hardwired...To Self-Destruct is number one in a staggering 57 countries, Top 3 in 75 countries and Top 5 in 105 countries!,” says the band. “We’re not quite sure we can even name 105 countries!

“Wow... what an insane awesome ride it’s been. We are stunned, beyond grateful and truly appreciative that not only have Metallica fans embraced Hardwired…To Self-Destruct beyond our wildest expectations, but more importantly, we’re proud to see that hard rock and metal is still viable and matters in 2016…TO SO MANY PEOPLE! The support, excitement, and love from all corners of the planet means so much to us and we are sincerely blown away by the response.

“The story has just begun and there is so much more to come, but we want to thank you for making this such a special time in Metallica history.”

See also:

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