Wednesday, September 20, 2017

AUDIO: Metallica stream live track from Master Of Puppets reissue

Metallica are streaming a previously unreleased live version of their 1984 classic, “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, as a preview to the November 10 release of a series of reissues of their 1986 album classic, “Master Of Puppets.”

Recorded live at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA on August 3, 1986 during the last show on Ozzy Osbourne's "Ultimate Sin" tour, the recording features Metallica roadie John Stack (aka John Marshall) on rhythm guitar after frontman James Hetfield had broken his arm earlier in the summer.

“I don’t know if you’ve seen Metallica before,” Hetfield tells the crowd, “This really sucks, but I usually have a guitar in my hand at this point, and I got a cast on instead. I jumped off a skateboard at 50mph and that’s not too happening.”

“For Whom The Bell Tolls” is featured on the “Master Of Puppets” reissue as part of a disc of live material from the 1986 tour and presented alongside the remastered album and a disc that is a combination of rough mixes, demos and an interview.

The band’s major label debut became thrash metal's first platinum album on its way to US sales of more than 6 million copies.

The remastered project will be available on CD, vinyl and digital, alongside an expanded 3CD edition and a deluxe box set.

Metallica have previously shared audio of the remastered version of “Disposable Heroes” and a live version of “The Thing That Should Not Be” as recorded at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL on May 25, 1986.

The group are currently playing dates on a fall tour of European arenas that will wrap up with two dates in Antwerp, Belgium in early November.

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