Watch a 1989 Metallica Set Filmed on Lars’s Camcorder


Metallica have made an event out of releasing professionally filmed and edited concerts from their archives every Monday during the pandemic, a fantastic way to keep the masses entertained and their brand fresh while they remain unable to tour. Most of those affairs have been fairly slick productions, but the latest, a concert from 1989, is anything but, shot on a single camera: Lars Ulrich’s own Hi-8 camcorder.

Lars took to Instagram to explain:

“This week we hit Irvine Meadows in September ’89, for the last U.S. show on the Damaged Justice run. Unlike the previous weeks, we’re goin’ lo-fi bootleg style this time… filmed by my buddy Otto Weyer on my state of the art for that time Hi-8 camcorder (!!!) in the wings. This will hopefully give you a nice intimate look of what was going on up on stage…

“Stay safe everyone!”

Check it out below for a fun look into the band’s on-stage perspective during the Justice era.

Metallica recently revealed they’re writing music for their next album, sending files with song ideas back and forth while they remain in quarantine.

[via Kerrang!]

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