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Watch Metallica Perform Blackened In Lockdown

Metallica have released a stripped-down version of …And Justice For All’s Blackened, filmed in quarantine.

If their epic weekly concert streams weren’t enough, Metallica have unveiled a new acoustic rendition of Blackened, performed remotely while all four members of the band are in quarantine.

The updated, stripped-down version of the …And Justice For All favourite came with a short but sweet message from ’Tallica, with the metal legends writing, “Here’s a little something we cooked up over the last few days. Hope you’re all safe and sound.”

Read this next: The inside story of Metallica’s …And Justice For All

The performance follows the promising news that, if the coronavirus lockdown continues for much longer, Metallica could well look to creating the follow-up to 2016’s excellent Hardwired… To Self-Destruct album.

“…As everybody who has creative juices flowing through their veins, they’re being challenged to try to come up with new ways to be creative, and I think that those are wonderful takeaways from the devastation that’s happening all over the world at the moment,” said drummer Lars Ulrich.

“Even if you bring it into our world, the people that make all the software and all the stuff that all use to record are sitting right now trying to figure out how Lars and James [Hetfield] and Kirk [Hammett] and Rob [Trujillo] can make a Metallica record from four different locations in four different states. And that’s something that we’re obviously circling and very excited about…

“So, will there be a Metallica quarantine record?” he pondered. “I can’t tell you, because, again, I don’t know how long the quarantine will last. But if you and I and the rest of the world are sitting here six months from now or a year from now, I’d say there’s a very good chance.”

Watch Metallica perform Blackened below:

Posted on May 4th 2020, 12:00pm
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