It’s #MetallicaMonday — the band’s weekly series of archival streams released on YouTube to keep folks entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic — once again, and tonight, May 18, Metallica will go WAY back into the vaults for a performance from 1983 that captures the band at its most raw.
The early-era gig from Chicago on August 12 of that year features a fresh-faced James Hetfield — who had just turned 20 years old a week before — and came just weeks after Metallica announced its arrival with the explosive debut album Kill ‘Em All.
The concert stream will go live tonight at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on the official Metallica YouTube page:
In terms of what to expect from Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Cliff Burton during the show, well, Kill ‘Em All. And that’s it. The set list from the night:
Hit the Lights
The Four Horsemen
Jump in the Fire
(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth
Seek & Destroy
As with previous #MetallicaMonday archival uploads, the video will remain active on the Metallica YouTube page after the “live” stream. That’s how you can watch last week’s upload, a show from 2012 that saw the band play 1991’s Black Album in its entirety:
As well as the previous week’s classic 1991 gig that took place around the release of the Black Album: