1991 was one of the biggest and most important years Metallica ever had. August of that year brought the self-titled Black Album, the record that changed everything.
Metallica was no longer an underground thrash/metal act, instead graduating (or degrading to, depending on who you ask) a heavy metal/rock and roll mainstream monster that would sell more than 16 million copies of the album to date.
Metallica gigs from that era were especially noteworthy within the context of how monumental that era was for the band, and tonight (April 27), fans can watch a vintage gig from November of that year on #MetallicaMondays, the band’s new live series started in late March dedicated to unearthing epic shows from the ‘Tallica vaults each Monday for fans stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Billed by the band’s Instagram post as an old-school show, filmed with house cameras with audio pulled straight from the soundboard. Get ready for a raw, grainy set from the beginning of the never ending Black Album tour,” this one’s going to be pretty good.
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Check out tonight’s #MetallicaMondays show, “Live in Muskegon – November 1, 1991,” to see an old-school show, filmed with house cameras with audio pulled straight from the soundboard. Get ready for a raw, grainy set from the beginning of the never ending Black Album tour. Tune in for free tonight starting at 5 PM PDT / 8 PM EDT. Subscribe to our channel for alerts as streaming begins! #StayHome
A trip to Setlist.fm proves that to be the case, as the set list featured songs from throughout the band’s career to that point — as well as “Enter Sandman” as the opening song, which is pretty neat:
Harvester of Sorrow
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Sad but True
Bass Solo (incl. My Friend of Misery/Orion)
Holier Than Thou
Eye of the Beholder / Blackened / The Frayed Ends of Sanity / …And Justice for All
Guitar Solo (incl. Mistreated/Funeral… more )
The Four Horsemen
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Fade to Black
Master of Puppets
Seek & Destroy (Extended Version)
Last Caress (Misfits cover)
Am I Evil? (Diamond Head cover) (half)
Watch the full show below: