Watch Pro-Shot Footage of Metallica’s Live Debut of ‘Now That We’re Dead’
As Metallica continue to support Hardwired... To Self-Destruct on the 'WorldWired' tour, they've been switching up the setlist, offering a unique show from night to night. With more performances comes additions to the set as the thrash heroes have been gradually adding new songs into the mix. In Seoul, South Korea, they debuted "Now That We're Dead" and "Halo on Fire," the former of which can be viewed in a newly-released pro-shot video above.
The concert took place on Wednesday (Jan. 11) where Metallica brought a powerhouse show. Before diving into the rumbling, mid-tempo groove monster of "Now That We're Dead," James Hetfield asked the crowd, "Are you alive?" in a deep, sinister voice. Asking the question once more, which was met with an even more thunderous roar, Hetfield introduced the song, stating "But now that we're dead, we can be most alive," queuing Lars Ulrich to count the song in on the hi-hat.
The video features a number of different angles with one camera positioned to Ulrich's left where fans are treated to a view of the drummer bashing away at his kit. The recording demonstrates the power of Metallica's live show with thick, bottom-heavy guitar tones and Robert Trujillo's thumping bass adding to the crunch.
Metallica also announced yesterday (Jan. 13) that they would be reprising their 56th Grammy Awards performance with Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang when they play in Beijing, China on Jan. 18. Together, they'll be offering up a unique rendition of the ...And Justice for All hit "One."
Each Metallica show has become a bit sacred as Hetfield had stated they'll only be playing about 50 shows a year as his body is unable to handle the demands of a more rigorous schedule.
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