“Full-On Metal Craziness…” Watch A Metallica Show From 1991 On The Black Album Tour
The sixth upload from Metallica Mondays is here, and it features an absolutely epic performance from the band’s Black Album Tour.
“Metallica Mondays number six in the house!” says drummer Lars Ulrich in the video’s introduction. “Hope you are well. Hope your family are well. Hope your loved ones are well… your friends… I hope everyone is your zone, in your orbit, in your world are well during the craziest of times. But hopefully Metallica Mondays makes it just a little better.
“Today we’re going back a few years – back to the era of VHS tapes and analogue recordings. Back to The Black Album Tour! Back to 1991…
“Muskegon, Michigan – find that on a map – the third show on The Black Album Tour. We dug up old VHS tape for this week’s show – remember those things? – no HD crap or fancy sound mix. We’re bringing you straight old-school vid from the house cameras and audio off the sound board.”
Detailing the night as a whole, the sticksman explains that it was billed as An Evening With Metallica, with “a 20-minute movie as a support act” and “a lot of long rocker hair at the time”.
Before broadcasting the set, Lars added that Metallica’s planned S&M2 album and DVD is “definitely coming your way” at some point this year.
“I know there’s a lot of you guys that have asked and so here is what I can tell you: it has been completely remixed since it played in the movie theatres… since then, Greg Fidelman has remixed it and made it this much better, this much cooler, this much bigger, and fatter, and more whatever he does when he does all that,” he said.
“The video, the visual images have been embellished, it’s been re-edited by the same team – Joe and his crew, who edited the Through The Never film about six or seven years ago – so there’s a whole new visual thing happening, a whole new audio thing happening and it’s coming your way.
“Unfortunately because of the state of the world we’re not quite sure [when] – it’s pretty funny, it says here, ‘Don’t say August! (Laughs) Don’t say the actual month, don’t say coming in August!’ so I definitely won’t say coming in August, but hopefully the summer.
“As soon as we can get it to you, you know we’ll be there… S&M2 is definitely coming, thank you for your patience.”
Fuck yeah. Watch Metallica throw things back to 1991 below, and brace yourselves for S&M2 soon…
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Taking to Instagram to promote the new Metallica Mondays, Lars also added:
“This week’s nuttiness is from the Black Album tour in Muskegon, Michigan at the beginning of the North American run November 1, 1991…
“Long rocker hair, no shirt, tight pants, full on metal craziness…
“Hope you dig!!”
The full setlist on the night was:
1. Enter Sandman
2. Creeping Death
3. Harvester Of Sorrow
4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
5. Sad But True
6. Holier Than Thou
7. The Unforgiven
8. Eye Of The Beholder / Blackened / The Frayed Ends Of Sanity / …And Justice for All
9. The Four Horsemen
10. For Whom The Bell Tolls
11. Fade To Black
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