Sunday, January 15, 2017

VIDEO: Metallica release live debut of Halo On Fire

photo: Jeff Yeager / Metallica

Metallica have released official live footage of the debut performance of the “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” track, “Halo On Fire”, from a show at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea on January 11.

Alongside “Now That We’re Dead”, the song was one of two new tracks that made their first appearance in the band’s live set during their first show of 2017.

“'Halo On Fire', there's a juxtaposition in all of us, good, evil, and when does that come out, when does it show itself?,” explained James Hetfield to the band's fan-club magazine So What! “Some people portray themselves as real saints, and the more their darkness is, the more they have to portray themselves as saints. So you're basically getting away from the real 'you,' like you're making up for all of this stuff that you think is really bad.

“I think also… what was that one show? 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'? I never saw it, but I saw some highlights of it where it was like, 'Oh, this guy is well accomplished and look at this guy.' And then he's got this basement of torture and horror all for his pleasure, and people were falling for it and wanting it. And then at the end of the day, they both bleed. It's not good for anybody.”

“Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” recently debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 291,000 equivalent album units, of which 282,000 were in traditional album sales.

The project currently sits at No. 23 after 7 weeks on the chart.

See also:

VIDEO: Metallica release live debut of Now That We’re Dead
VIDEO: Metallica perform live debut of Hardwired songs in South Korea
VIDEO: Metallica perform first BBC Session
VIDEO: Metallica perform classics at Oakland club show
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