It’s been a busy weekend for one of the world’s most renowned metal bands. Metallica recently teased fans with a rehearsal clip from one of their first in-person practices since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Additionally, the band hinted at a performance at on Howard Stern‘s SiriusXM radio show.
“There are a lot of Stern looks around HQ today. We’re taking rehearsals very Siriusly,” an ominous post read on Metallica’s Facebook page Friday afternoon.
If that wasn’t enough to make fans go crazy (and it was), the band shared a short clip of the four-piece practicing “Battery”, one of the biggest hits from their 1986 album, Master of Puppets. The clip sees the band playing the breakdown section of “Battery”, which comes towards the end of the song. Guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett chug along on their heavily-distorted guitars while bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Lars Ulrich create a thunderous rhythm section. Watch the clip below.
Metallica – “Battery” – HQ Rehearsal
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YouTuber Will Weems added even more fight to the fire when he uploaded yet another video of the band’s rehearsal. This clip sees the band running through the beginning of “Creeping Death”, which initially arrived as the only single from Metallica’s Ride The Lightning album in 1984. Check out that video below and scroll down for a full video of “Master of Puppets” from the band’s last appearance on The Howard Stern Show.
Metallica – “Creeping Death” – HQ Rehearsal
[Video: Will Weems]
Metallica – “Master of Puppets” – The Howard Stern Show
[Video: The Howard Stern Show]
Metallica also recently announced S&M2, a live album and concert film box set documenting their two-night run at San Francisco, CA’s Chase Center with the San Francisco Symphony. The box set incudes over two-and-a-half hours of music and features a pair of classical pieces hand-picked by San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas. S&M2 is set for release on August28th. Click here for more album and pre-order info.