Monday Fresh: Metallica Perform 'Ride The Lightning' In Its Entirety

Metallica's two-day festival Orion Music + More kicked off Saturday night, June 23 at the popular Atlantic City, New Jersey concert venue Bader Feld.

Monday Fresh: Metallica Perform 'Ride The Lightning' In Its Entirety
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Metallica's two-day festival Orion Music + More kicked off Saturday night, June 23 at the popular Atlantic City, New Jersey concert venue Bader Feld, reports Blabbermouth.net. The band headlined both nights of Orion Music + More and played "Ride The Lightning" in its entirety one night and "The Black Album" in its entirety the other. This is the only time the band performed their classic sophomore album, "Ride The Lightning," in its entirety in North America. In an interview with CBS Local, Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett said, "I know 'Ride The Lightning' forwards and backwards. It's not like 'The Black Album,' where there are three or four songs that we rarely play. Over the course of the years, we've played most of 'Ride The Lightning', except for one song we've never done, 'Escape'. It was pretty easy [to re-learn those songs]. We put way more time into learning 'The Black Album' than 'Ride The Lightning'." Watch the full performance below ("Ride The Lightning" starts around the 38:00-mark). The setlist is as follows: 01. Hit the Lights 02. Master of Puppets 03. The Four Horsemen 04. Sad But True 05. Hell and Back 06. The Call of Ktulu 07. Creeping Death 08. Escape 09. Trapped Under Ice 10. Fade to Black 11. For Whom the Bell Tolls 12. Ride the Lightning 13. Fight Fire with Fire 14. Nothing Else Matters 15. Enter Sandman Encore 16. Battery 17. One 18. Seek & Destroy

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    Raven_Flight
    It would be awesome if they played Kill and Justice now; especially Justice (Frayed Ends I'm looking at you).
    jonnern92
    proudtodrown wrote: why did they spell cthulhu wrong? they're silly.
    cuz spelling Cthulhu brings you one step closer to him, thats why they called it ktulu instead. in fear of the beast. offcourse they just did it for fun.
    metallimaiden90
    Holy ****ing hell, that was brilliant as always! Say what you will about Metallica , but you've got to agree that they're one of the best live bands ever!
    Maiden95
    nickzippelli wrote: honestly am I the only one who thinks that was a really short setlist. I saw collective soul the other week and they played the entire dosage album and then like another solid 15 songs. Metallica could have done better
    Let me explain. If Metallica chose to play 30 songs a night, especially at this age...they would be dead. Or certainly staring retirement in the face. They play 2 hours a night.. That's a rarity for a band nearing their 50's. Anywho.. I saw the Black Album being streamed on youtube. Just awesome
    jumpthewhale
    I was at Orion, and the entire festival was amazing. Props to Metallica for this, they made a fan out of me!
    DisarmGoliath
    I have to say watching some of the YouTube footage, this is the best I think I've seen Lars play (surprising) and apart from Hetfield struggling a little doing a set of mostly stuff from when his voice was very different it all sounds really promising - I wish I'd been there to see Escape live, and Ride The Lightning is my favourite 'tallica album so it would have been great to see those tracks all played together just for the novelty. Really hope this is a sign they'll put out something more classic-sounding than Death Magnetic (and nothing like the one that shall not be named). Something like RTL-meets-Black album would be ideal for me, with the production of Black album.
    ZStardust2012
    Their best album! finally they play escape live, amazing song! you have redeemed yourselves Metallica
    darkwolf291
    proudtodrown wrote: why did they spell cthulhu wrong? they're silly.
    Because mentioning his name will bring him closer. So they opted to spell it wrong, just in case
    Lightning_Ray
    Maiden95 wrote: nickzippelli wrote: honestly am I the only one who thinks that was a really short setlist. I saw collective soul the other week and they played the entire dosage album and then like another solid 15 songs. Metallica could have done betterLet me explain. If Metallica chose to play 30 songs a night, especially at this age...they would be dead. Or certainly staring retirement in the face. They play 2 hours a night.. That's a rarity for a band nearing their 50's. Anywho.. I saw the Black Album being streamed on youtube. Just awesome
    Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are in their 60's... and they do 3 hour gigs, everytime, and let me tell you, it's one of the most energy-filled concerts anyone who has watched them has experienced.
    MetallicaFan44
    proudtodrown wrote: why did they spell cthulhu wrong? they're silly.
    Because they knew fans would say it wrong when they read the song on the back of the tape/CD.
    Maiden95
    Lightning_Ray wrote: Maiden95 wrote: nickzippelli wrote: honestly am I the only one who thinks that was a really short setlist. I saw collective soul the other week and they played the entire dosage album and then like another solid 15 songs. Metallica could have done betterLet me explain. If Metallica chose to play 30 songs a night, especially at this age...they would be dead. Or certainly staring retirement in the face. They play 2 hours a night.. That's a rarity for a band nearing their 50's. Anywho.. I saw the Black Album being streamed on youtube. Just awesome Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are in their 60's... and they do 3 hour gigs, everytime, and let me tell you, it's one of the most energy-filled concerts anyone who has watched them has experienced.
    Oh I know, Bruce and the band was my first concert back in 2009. But the major difference is most of Bruce's stuff isn't played at 100 miles an hour. That's something I remember James saying about being compared to the Stones.
    metallica-#1
    BassFishin wrote: Okay, I'm incredibly confused. Maybe someone can explain this to me: If they played the album in its entirety, then how come it isn't in full, or in order, on the setlist?
    They played it backwards, from the last song to the first. Just like they did when they played TBA live in its entirety
    metallica-#1
    Wisthler wrote: Appart if it was great or not. Why do they play so short setlists?
    Because their songs are about 7-8 minutes long, they're onstage for over 2 hours every show
    blizzboy
    I've always thought Lars would play the part of an evil genius well. He just has that look.
    slapsymcdougal
    john_kimble wrote: Too bad Lars won't turn his kit backwards, like Brad Wilk did in the early days of Rage, so we wouldn't have to look at his stupid drumming face.
    But we can see his stupid drumming receding hairline. Wait, I think he has that all the time.
    john_kimble
    Too bad Lars won't turn his kit backwards, like Brad Wilk did in the early days of Rage, so we wouldn't have to look at his stupid drumming face.
    Nason
    I WAS THERE THAT SHOW WAS FUCKIN AWESOME!!!!! I STILL CANT HEAR OR TALK!!!!!11
    nickzippelli
    honestly am I the only one who thinks that was a really short setlist. I saw collective soul the other week and they played the entire dosage album and then like another solid 15 songs. Metallica could have done better
    mop10893
    nickzippelli wrote: honestly am I the only one who thinks that was a really short setlist. I saw collective soul the other week and they played the entire dosage album and then like another solid 15 songs. Metallica could have done better
    they always play 18 songs. they played 20 the second night. they have long songs so in return they have to play less of them.
    nickzippelli
    Maiden95 wrote: nickzippelli wrote: honestly am I the only one who thinks that was a really short setlist. I saw collective soul the other week and they played the entire dosage album and then like another solid 15 songs. Metallica could have done betterLet me explain. If Metallica chose to play 30 songs a night, especially at this age...they would be dead. Or certainly staring retirement in the face. They play 2 hours a night.. That's a rarity for a band nearing their 50's. Anywho.. I saw the Black Album being streamed on youtube. Just awesome
    let me explain, Axl Rose is 50 and plays a 3 hour show every night
    6-String_Madman
    BassFishin wrote: Okay, I'm incredibly confused. Maybe someone can explain this to me: If they played the album in its entirety, then how come it isn't in full, or in order, on the setlist?
    There is this unwirtten law in making concert set lists where you start with something that would draw the attention of the audience and end it with something that will be the nail in the coffin or something to blow the viewer away. They think that it's better to put Call Of Ktulu first since it's a good starter to warm them up the crowd as well, then suddenly surprise them with Creeping Death. Fight Fire With Fire is a great ending song. When they did Black Album, it was also last to first which actually worked out. But note that in 2006, they played Master Of Puppets in sequence (first to last). At the end of the day, it really boils down to what they feel on how the set list should be done. What matters is they finally did the song Escape. After all, it is still in sequence, just backwards. I hope I helped you out in your confusion.
    ken_imp
    nickzippelli wrote: Maiden95 wrote: nickzippelli wrote: honestly am I the only one who thinks that was a really short setlist. I saw collective soul the other week and they played the entire dosage album and then like another solid 15 songs. Metallica could have done betterLet me explain. If Metallica chose to play 30 songs a night, especially at this age...they would be dead. Or certainly staring retirement in the face. They play 2 hours a night.. That's a rarity for a band nearing their 50's. Anywho.. I saw the Black Album being streamed on youtube. Just awesome let me explain, Axl Rose is 50 and plays a 3 hour show every night
    Im a fan of both guns and metallica, and I will tell you... RIGHT NOW, the 2 hours of metallica beats the f***** s*** out of "GUNS N ROSES". Hate to say it, I love GNR...
    Maiden95
    phili666 wrote: Maiden95 wrote: nickzippelli wrote: honestly am I the only one who thinks that was a really short setlist. I saw collective soul the other week and they played the entire dosage album and then like another solid 15 songs. Metallica could have done betterLet me explain. If Metallica chose to play 30 songs a night, especially at this age...they would be dead. Or certainly staring retirement in the face. They play 2 hours a night.. That's a rarity for a band nearing their 50's. rush are all nearly/over 60 and they still do 3 hour setlists. Rush's music is also more complex jus sayin :p
    God bless Rush. Best band on Earth? Possibly. But my original point was that because Metallica's music is so fast and aggressive, they won't be able to play 30 song sets.
    phili666
    Maiden95 wrote: nickzippelli wrote: honestly am I the only one who thinks that was a really short setlist. I saw collective soul the other week and they played the entire dosage album and then like another solid 15 songs. Metallica could have done betterLet me explain. If Metallica chose to play 30 songs a night, especially at this age...they would be dead. Or certainly staring retirement in the face. They play 2 hours a night.. That's a rarity for a band nearing their 50's.
    rush are all nearly/over 60 and they still do 3 hour setlists. Rush's music is also more complex jus sayin :p
    pokerhappy
    Even though I've drifted away from Metallica's studio albums recently, I've got to say that this is awesome, and I hope they do it or something similar again in the future.
    Maiden95
    Lightning_Ray wrote: Maiden95 wrote: Maiden95 wrote: Oh I know, Bruce and the band was my first concert back in 2009. But the major difference is most of Bruce's stuff isn't played at 100 miles an hour. That's something I remember James saying about being compared to the Stones. Obviously, we're talking about diferent boundaries here. What James spoke about Bruce was this:
    No I get you. But what I said was when James was talking about being compared to the Rolling Stones and how they have been playing for 50 years, he said the difference between Metallica and the Stones is Tallica plays much faster and harder, so it would be difficult to have longevity like the Stones or E Street Band.
    mop10893
    BassFishin wrote: Okay, I'm incredibly confused. Maybe someone can explain this to me: If they played the album in its entirety, then how come it isn't in full, or in order, on the setlist?
    They played it from back to front. they did that with both albums.
    theunforgiven13
    nickzippelli wrote: honestly am I the only one who thinks that was a really short setlist. I saw collective soul the other week and they played the entire dosage album and then like another solid 15 songs. Metallica could have done better
    i was on the front rail for both nights and both shows were both completely awesome..they still rock better then anyone on the planet
    noodles_wazaman
    ThrasherGuy wrote: They played Escape? Holy crap, I should've been there
    Ewwwww worst Metallica song of them all.
    scrymusic
    Loved this! I need to see Kill Em All and Justice... That would be the shit.. Put those two albums live in their entirety and sprinkle in some other shit and that would be Badass. They got inspiration from playing the old.. Lets hope they go back for next album.
    crissfoo06
    proudtodrown wrote: why did they spell cthulhu wrong? they're silly.
    the reason they did that is because in the h.p lovecraft book, it says that mentioning the name "cthulu" will only bring him closer. i thought it was pretty cool actually that they did that.
    ne14t
    Ugh they are playing back to back concerts here in Vancouver in August and for some reason I am hoping they do something like this.
    DexterF
    metallimaiden90 wrote: Holy ****ing hell, that was brilliant as always! Say what you will about Metallica , but you've got to agree that they're one of the best live bands ever!
    Can Hammett still pull off "Trapped Under Ice"? I know speed should not be a measure of quality for a musician still I'm impressed with that song.
    guitarlad89
    did anyone else keep moving their mouse because the cursor was fixed on the video??