Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Death Magnetic launch party at London O2

Me and the missus were lucky enough to get tickets for last night's bash at the London O2 Arena, for Metallica's Death Magnetic launch party. Although our seats were way up in the upper tier, we had a pretty good view and contrary to what some have said the sound was pretty good.

They played a great set, including 5 songs from the new album, a few classics (For Whom The Bell Tolls, Seek and Destroy) and a cover (Stone Cold Crazy). James Hetfield introduced Frantic from the St Anger album, saying something about it being much loved - which raised the odd chuckle from the crowd. It is, as he also said, a great song (probably the best from that album IMHO). The full set list was as follows:
That Was Just Your Life
The End Of The Line
The Thing That Should Not Be
Of Wolf And Man
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Until It Sleeps
Wherever I May Roam
For Whom The Bell Tolls
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
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Stone Cold Crazy
Jump In The Fire
Seek and Destroy
Just waiting for the download to become available now, a much better souvenir of the night than a 20GBP t-shirt.

Death Magnetic has also reached No. 1 in the UK album chart.

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