Tuesday, May 8th 2012
Given the amount of bands that perform full studio albums in shows theses days, it wasn’t very surprising when Metallica announced that they were playing their self-titled record (aka Black Album) in its entirety. Yesterday, the first of their full-album gigs took place in Prague, including the live debut of three songs – but it came with a bit of a surprise.
Instead of playing the Black Album as everyone knows it, Metallica chose to start from its last song, The Struggle Within, and work their way backwards through its tracklist – which meant that Enter Sandman actually concluded that set. Below, we’ve selected some videos of the live rarities (and debuts) performed:
The Struggle Within (live debut; song starts at 2:15)
My Friend of Misery (live debut):
The God That Failed:
Through the Never:
Don’t Tread on Me (live debut):
The (reverse) Black Album gigs won’t remain an European exclusivity for long, as Metallica return to America in June for their Orion Music + More festival, performing both their self-titled record, and Ride The Lightning.