Thursday, February 22, 2018

PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Atlas, Rise in Mannheim

photo: Jeff Yeager / Metallica

Metallica are streaming professional footage of a February 16 performance of their 2016 single, “Atlas, Rise!”, at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany as they continue a European tour in support of “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.”

The second single from their tenth album topped the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart upon its release as the band were playing warm-up dates for the WorldWired tour in South America.

Nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award, “Atlas, Rise!” lost out to the Foo Fighters’ track “Run” in Best Rock Song category at the 60th annual event last month, while the project failed to take home the honors in the Best Rock Album field after it was presented to The War On Drugs.

The latest recognition marked Metallica’s 22nd and 23rd Grammy nominations, while the band have won nine times since 1989.

Following the Grammy shutout, Metallica will receive Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize during a June 14 ceremony in Stockholm.

The band will be recognized alongside fellow laureates Afghanistan National Institute Of Music (ANIM) and Dr. Ahmad Sarmast with the award, which celebrates the power and importance of music and is given to individuals, groups or institutions for international recognition of excellence in the world of music.

“We are in awe of the distinguished, diverse group of laureates we will be joining,” says Metallica, “including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Chuck Berry, Sonny Rollins, Yo-Yo Ma, Dizzy Gillespie, Isaac Stern and Ennio Morricone just to name a few of the previous award recipients.”

Each honoree receives a total amount of one million Swedish kronor ($125,000); Metallica will donate the funds to their All Within My Hands Foundation, which is dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services.

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