Metallica have played every continent but one. That’s going to change when the thrash metal legends cross Antarctica off of their to-do list for a one-off show, when they play the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini on December 8.
Metallica has been doing the film festival circuit (and even played at San Diego’s ComicCon) promoting their cinematic event. This isn’t supposed to be just a Metallica concert film. There’s a narrative.
“For all those that didn’t get to see Kill ‘Em All, Master of Puppets, we have all those props and there’s a story line to give it longer legs so it’s just not a concert footage film.”
As far as concert films go, if it isn’t the most beautifully shot one of all time, it’s close. You actually do feel like you’re onstage with the band. But – ostensibly – this isn’t supposed to be just a Metallica concert film. There’s a narrative.
Producer Flemming Rasmussen talks to us about the storied production of ‘…And Justice For All’, and Jason Newsted offers his theory on where his bass parts disappeared to.
Metallica will peel off the music from their forthcoming 3-D feature film, Metallica Through The Never, and release it as a stand-alone two disc set on September 24, just days before the movie hits IMAX theaters nationwide.
In 1983 the heavy metal scene was flourishing on the Sunset Strip. 382 miles north of L.A. in San Francisco, there was Metallica.