Watch official footage of Metallica playing Phantom Lord

A picture of James Hetfield performing live with Metallica
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Metallica have released official footage of their performance of Phantom Lord at last weekend's tribute to former manager Jon Zazula in Florida.

The thrash metal pioneers performed a set full of early classics at the show at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Sunday November 6.

Introducing the song, frontman James Hetfield can be seen explaining that the title of Phantom Lord is taken from his pre-Metallica band. It appeared on Metallica's 1983 debut album Kill 'Em All.

The old school set was in honour of their original label boss, manager and “father figure” Jon Zazula and his wife Marsha, who died in 2022 and 2021 respectively.

They played songs exclusively from their first two albums, Kill ’Em All and 1984’s Ride The Lightning, both originally released on Zazula’s label Megaforce.

The 16-song setlist kicked off with Creeping Death and Ride The Lightning and also included No RemorsePhantom LordMotorbreathFor Whom The Bell TollsSeek And DestroyFade To Black and closer Hit The Lights.

They also played covers of Diamond Head’s Am I Evil and Blitzkrieg’s Blitzkrieg. The band were supported by British rockers Raven, who were also signed to Megaforce.

When they announced the tribute gig, Metallica said: "Jonny gave us our first break in New York, released our first albums on his Megaforce Records label, and put us out on the road for our first real tour.

"With Marsha by his side, Jonny was a mentor, a manager, a label head, and a father figure to us all… we would not be where we are today without the two of them."

A recording of the tribute show is available to buy from Metallica's website.

Metallica set list, November 6, 2022

Creeping Death
Ride The Lightning
Motorbreath
No Remorse
Trapped Under Ice
The Call Of Ktulu
Phantom Lord
Am I Evil
Metal Militia
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Whiplash
Fade To Black
Seek & Destroy

Encore:
Fight Fire With Fire
Bliztkrieg
Hit The Lights

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