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Metallica. image by Ros O'Gorman

Metallica. image by Ros O'Gorman

Metallica Play Entire Black Album Backwards

by Paul Cashmere on May 9, 2012

in News

Metallica put a new twist on the complete album performance. For the first time ever on Monday they played their iconic self-titled ‘Black’ album from end to beginning instead of beginning to end.

Metallica. image by Ros O'Gorman

Metallica. image by Ros O'Gorman

Metallica played Prague and are doing the Black album as part of this tour but fans got a real surprise when they started with the last song ‘The Struggle Within’ and ended with the first one ‘Enter Sandman’.

It was also the first time ever that the Black album songs ‘The Struggle Within’, ‘My Friend of Misery’ and ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ were ever performed live.

The Black album was originally released in August, 1991. It is Metallica’s biggest selling album ever, clocking up over 25 million sales worldwide.

The setlist was:

Hit The Lights (from Kill Em All, 1983)
Master of Puppets (from Master of Puppets, 1986)
The Shortest Straw (from And Justice For All, 1988)
For Whom The Bell Tolls (from Ride The Lightning, 1984)
Blackened (from And Justice For All, 1988)

(The Black Album backwards)
The Struggle Within
My Friend of Misery
The God That Failed
Of Wolf and Man
Nothing Else Matters
Through The Never
Don’t Tread On Me
Wherever I May Roam
The Unforgiven
Holier Than Thou
Sad But True
Enter Sandman

Fuel (from Reload, 1997)
One (from And Justice For All, 1988)
Seek & Destroy (from Kill Em All, 1983)

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