Metallica’s 1983 debut, the explosive Kill ’Em All, taught a grateful world a lesson in unbridled thrashing fury. Since then, their sound has passed through numerous stages, but the guttural intensity that was the hallmark of the young Metallica remains the essence of the band today.
Below, check out some fan-filmed footage of Metallica's Kirk Hammett performing Judas Priest's "Grinder" and Metallica's "Seek & Destroy" with Exodus and Mark Osegueda of Death Angel. Note that Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo joins the band for "Seek & Destroy."
I remember sitting in the living room of our little house in Boise, Idaho, for hours and hours, learning every song on the Black Album with the help of the Rhythm Bandit, which allowed me to hear the guitar parts better.
Late last week, they posted the latest behind-the-scenes video from Metallica's never-ending road show. This time, you get to see a fly-on-the-wall clip of the band's July 13 show (and pre-show) in Istanbul, Turkey.
Tonight, Metallica's Kirk Hammett will jam with his pre-Metallica band, Exodus, at his "Fear FestEvil After Party" at the San Diego Comic-Con International. However, it turns out that Hammett has gone one step further in terms of reconnecting with his old band.
The gang over at MetallicaTV has posted official, pro-hot video from the band's July 11 show in Warsaw, Poland. The footage, which you can watch below, shows the band rehearsing and then performing "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "The Call of Ktulu" at the actual show.