Out Now: ‘Metallica & San Francisco Symphony,’ Live Album/Film of 2019 Orchestral Concerts (Listen/Buy)


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Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of all we hold dear, Metallica staged two nights of unforgettable concerts at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The September 2019 shows saw the thrash/metal titans accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony for the second such team-up in Metallica’s history — and today, a new live album/concert film was officially released to commemorate the concerts.

S&M2 — a sequel to Metallica’s first S&M live album from 1999 — is available in a wide array of formats:

2-CD/Blu-ray (click here to purchase from our Rock Cellar Store)

2-CD/DVD (click here)

2-CD (click here)

Blu-ray (click here)

Limited Deluxe Edition Box Set (click here)

The live album/film was previewed in recent weeks with a handful of selections from the show. Here’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls”:

“Nothing Else Matters”:

More details about the S&M2 concert film:

S&M2 is a landmark release in the Metallica catalogue, both sonically and visually. Produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, the S&M2 live album captures more than two and a half hours of James, Lars, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo joining forces with the nearly 80-strong SF Symphony, legendary Music Director of the orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas, and conductor Edwin Outwater. The concert film is a brand-new edit done by Joe Hutching (Through The Never) and both the audio and visuals have been taken to the next level from the October 2019 theatrical version that played in over 3,700 cinemas worldwide.

S&M2 comes with significant anticipation among Metallica fans, and is a strong addition to the band’s rich catalog of music.

Stream the live album below, via Spotify, as it’s also been made available on digital platforms:


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