have been very forthcoming with material from their "Orion Music + More
" festival earlier this year, and they're now sharing a portion of the music weekend that not many got a chance to see - their soundcheck.
reports, the group recorded their entire June 22 pre-show soundcheck and it's now available as a free download for those interested. During the runthrough, the band worked out "Creeping Death
", "Hell and Back
" and "The Call of Ktulu
" to make sure everything was on par for the performance.
Being that it was soundcheck, things ran a little looser, and it's noted on the download that James Hetfield
skipped the first verse of "Creeping Death" while walking on the catwalk along the "Snake Pit
" surveying the grounds while playing his guitar.
This inaugural performance of the "Orion Music + More" took place at Atlantic City's Bader Field on June 23 and 24, with Metallica headlining both nights. They performed the "Ride the Lightning
" album in full the first night and the "Black
" album the second night.
Get your free download of the Metallica "Orion Music + More" soundcheck here