Metallica is one of the most influential and successful rock bands in history. The album Metallica, which is commonly referred to as The Black Album, was released in 1991 and sold nearly 17 million copies in the United States alone. In December 2013, Metallica made history when they performed a rare concert in Antarctica.
“A sea of fans, one voice & an unparalleled energy to catch the idols performing live... Fans queued up outside the gate from the previous night itself, while the set up was still in its finishing stages. It was a concert that made us re-believe our strengths & bring out the best from us & this would not have happened without the DNA Managers who stood the heat & the rain to make the set up happen & bring it to life... An audience of 25,000 at the concert & it was a treat to hear all the fans sing in unison along with Metallica to create history in Bangalore.” - Ashwin BN, DNA team, Bangalore
“Metallica 2011 was my first concert ever. I remember vividly every last detail about that day. I had turned 16 two weeks before the concert and on that day, I was accompanied by my aunt, uncle and cousins. We (my cousins and I) promptly separated from the responsible adults and my cousins and I, ended up in front of the barricade to the section in front of the stage. The guards there weren't letting anyone without a wristband in. As time passed, the crowd outside the barricade increased tenfold. This unruly crowd of which my cousins and I were a part were bubbling with excitement and ended up pushing the guards and entering anyway. Funnily enough I was still outside and it took another wave for me to get in. The most beautiful place to be that night in Bangalore was at palace grounds. A memory I'll never let go of, is singing the "memory remains" with the crowd at the end of the song. Singing with at least another 50k people was simply soul stirring. There was something electric about the setting in general. James, Kirk, Robert and Lars were brilliant that night. Biffy Clyro opened for them that night. I recently moved to Glasgow and incidentally the first concert I'll be attending here is theirs on the 9th. :) Funny how life comes full circle”. - Ravi Vasista, Glasgow
“Traffic near the venue (Palace Grounds) was jam-packed, but I managed to get there relatively easily as I live close by. Once there, I watched two bands - Inner Sanctum and Biffy Clyro - play the supporting slots. Sanctum had a good crowd, but by the time Clyro got on stage, the crowd became impatient and was having none of it – which is a shame, because they are a great band! The hazards of being a supporting band, I suppose. Regardless, the wait was worth it. The moment the opening riff of "Creeping Death" kicked in, the entire place went electric. Metallica was finally here after years of waiting and hoping on the part of myself and the fans! It was a dream come true, right from the start, the entire crowd singing along to the melody of "One" and finally ending with "Seek and Destroy". Their set was PERFECT. In the end, Lars Ulrich promised that Metallica would be back, and that's still a promise in the air as far as I'm concerned. The Metallica show became the last concert of its kind to ever be held in Palace Grounds. It was the end of an era, though we didn't know it at the time. Although I have accepted that, I sometimes do hope it's not permanent." - Sairaj Kamath, Bangalore
“First concert I was allowed to go without having a chaperone with me, so I went absolutely crazy. Made a ton of friends, grew my hair out just so I could headbang for the 2.5 hours that they played, and then got to see the band up close, while they were leaving the venue. It was truly one of the best concerts I’ve seen!” - Vishnu, Bangalore
Concert video description:
Thousands of people head bang to heavy metal legends Metallica’s guitarist Kirk Hammett, drummer Lars Ulrich, lead vocalist James Hetfield and bassist Robert Trujillo. Metallica speaks to the crowd “we’ve waited for so long to see your faces man.. thank you India for the love, and the loyalty and the patience to wait..for your family Metallica.. and together we are strong and this is the song, we all sing.. seek and destroy.” Audience holds up the Indian flag and the guitarists play electric sounds.