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Watch Metallica’s video recaps from Far East shows


Metallica have released a pair of videos showcasing their January performances the Far East.

The clips show James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich on stage at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome on January 11 and the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena on January 15.

Watch both clips below.

The shows were part of the band’s tour in support of 2016 album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. Those dates continue later this week, when they play four nights at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena, Denmark, before flying to Mexico and Brazil in March.

Drummer Ulrich previously revealed that the band were planning on Hardwired… To Self-Destruct to have a similar vibe to 2008’s Death Magneticuntil they played Kill ‘Em All in full live in 2013.

He said: “That was the first time I really got into that record. Early on I was dismissive, because Ride The Lightning and Master Of Puppets may be a little more intellectually stimulating and challenging. They were deeper records.

“When we played it I realised Kill ‘Em All had a cohesiveness. It had its own thing with the speed, but it’s simpler. The songs are longer but not quite as progressive. It’s a world all its own.

“There are some elements of that that rubbed off into this. I’d say there’s a trace of residue from rediscovering Kill ‘Em All that crept in.”

Metallica have been nominated in the Best Rock Song category for Hardwired at this year’s Grammy awards, with the ceremony due to take place on February 12 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles.

Following the event, they’ll play a set at the Hollywood Palladium – part of the the Citi Sound Vault live music series.

Metallica 2017 tour dates

Feb 03: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Feb 05: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Feb 07: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Feb 09: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Mar 01: Mexico City Foro Sol, Mexico
Mar 03: Mexico City Foro Sol, Mexico
Mar 05: Mexico City Foro Sol, Mexico
Mar 25: Sao Paulo Lollapalooza, Brazil

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Scott Munro

News editor for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. He’s been at the news desk since 2014 and when not writing, he can be found watching baseball and visiting whisky distilleries.