8 YEARS IN LIFE OF METALLICA: 2008-2016 (documentary)

8 years – the biggest gap between two studio albums in Metallica history. But we can’t say that the band’s wasted the time, nor that we’ve been bored expecting new album ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’. So, what did happen with Metallica since Death Magnetic to Hardwired…To Self-Destruct? The most memorable events that took place in 2008 – 2016, the 8 years in life of Metallica, in my fan documentary full of interesting facts and memories.

8 years – the biggest gap between two studio albums in Metallica history. But we can’t say that the band’s wasted the time, nor that we’ve been bored expecting new album ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’. So, what did happen with Metallica since Death Magnetic to Hardwired…To Self-Destruct? The most memorable events that took place in 2008 – 2016, the 8 years in life of Metallica, in my fan documentary full of interesting facts and memories.

World Magnetic Tour (2008-2010)

Promoting the ninth album Death Magnetic took almost 3 years. World Magnetic Tour turned out the most financially successful in the band’s history, and also the most geographically wide: grossing more than 200 million dollars, 187 shows in 18 legs. For the first time Metallica visited Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico. And, to the great joy of Mexican amigos, filmed their show in Mexico and released first live album in 10 years since S&M.

Grammy (2009, 2010)

Besides love of fans, Death Magnetic also got reception of The Recording Academy, been nominated for Grammy for 5 times, won two – Best Recording Package and Best Metal Performance for ‘My Apocalypse’.

Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame induction (2009)

April 4, 2009 – the big day, inducting of the band to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Metallica is the first thrash metal band who deserved such a honor. The award was given to James, Lars, Kirk, Rob, and also Jason and Cliff (posthumously in hands of his father Ray Burton). That night Newsted played with Metallica for the first time since he left the band in 2001. But not the last one.

The Big4 live (2010)

Next year, in June 22, another great gathering happened. For the first time in the Universe history, all the Big4 of thrash metal – Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, and Metallica – on one stage in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the end of gig, almost all members of the bands performed ‘Am I Evil?’ by Diamond Head – one of songs that determined birth of the genre back to the early 80th.

Lulu (2011)

October 31, 2011 – release of Lulu, a collaborative album of Metallica and the father of experimental rock Lou Reed. Received very mixed reviews from fans and critics, the work took a special place in Metallica discography, and it happened to be the last album of Lou Reed who died two years later.

30th anniversary (2011)

In December 2011 Metallica celebrated 30th anniversary of the union that had changed the World. The band performed 4 shows for closest fans, marked by appearance of a number of significant persons, especially the former Metallica members: Lloyd Grant, Ron MgGovney, Jason Newsted, and Dave Mustaine who performed with old band-mates a good part o Kill ‘Em All. 29 years of hidden enmity had been decisively ended that night.

Through The Never (2013)

Metallica hits big screens. ‘Through The Never’, 3D movie with concert elements, was quite risky and challenging project that barely paid off. Nevertheless, it turned out spectacular and worthy piece of art, two times nominated for Grammy. And we all still wondering what was in the bag after all.

Orion music + more (2012, 2013)

But there’s one more event that almost made Metallica broke. ‘Orion music + more’ festival that met Detroit rock city in 2012 and 2013. For us those shows have become one the most memorable ones because of Ride the Lightning and Kill Em All fully performed. ‘Escape’, complete ‘The Four Horsemen’, and, of course, ‘Anesthesia’ – Metallifans waited for them live over 3 decades. Lars promised Load for next year, but it wasn’t meant to happen.

2012 European Black Album tour + Metallica by Request (2014)

Back to the 2012, Metallica played another great album, Black Album, from the end to the beginning (in the exact order). Live debuts of ‘The Struggle Withing’, ‘Don’t Tread On Me’, and ‘My Friend of Misery’.

Talking about live debuts. Metallica On Request tour gave such an opportunity to hear rare songs. Thanks to Finnish metalheads, we finally got ‘The Frayed Ends Of Sanity’ in the set list. And having ‘To Live Is To Die’ performed on 30th anniversary of the band, whole classic Metallica from 1983 to 1991 has met stage.

Freeze ‘Em All: live in Antarctica (2013)

And here’s the most exotic thing happened in the 8 years in life of Metallica. Or, to be more precise, most freezing. ‘Freeze ‘Em All: live in Antarctica’ that allowed the band to be inducted into Guinness World Record book as the first band which had given shows on all continents in the year.

Of course, that’s not all. Guys met their 50th but they don’t plan to end it up. So, the more is yet to come. What’s the most memorable thing for you happened in the 8 years? And if you enjoyed this video, join our AVanguard. Thanks for watching. Be in metal \m/


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