Saturday, February 17, 2018

PRO VIDEO: Metallica perform Master Of Puppets classic in Bologna

photo: Jeff Yeager / Metallica

Metallica performed their 1986 thrash metal classic, “Battery”, during the first of two nights at the Unipol Arena in Bologna, Italy on February 12, and the band are streaming professional footage from the show.

The song was the opening track from the group’s third record, “Master Of Puppets.” Metallica’s major label debut became thrash metal's first platinum album while expanding and solidifying the band’s sonic palette. The project has now sold more than 6 million copies in the US alone.

As part of their ongoing reissues series, Metallica released a series of remastered 30th anniversary editions of the project last fall on CD, vinyl and digital, alongside an expanded 3CD edition and a deluxe box set.

The 3-CD set includes the remastered album, a disc that is a combination of rough mixes, demos and an interview, and a disc featuring a mix of live songs that are sequenced into a typical set list from the Damage, Inc. tour.

Metallica are currently playing dates across Europe in support of their tenth album, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.”

The set debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 to deliver the band their sixth US chart-topper.

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