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Metallica Closes Out First Day Of Sonisphere

July 8, 2011 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Metallica were joined onstage by Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer on stage in their set to close out the first day of Sonisphere. The band played a fifteen song set at the festival and a three-song encoure with Diamond Head coming onto the stage for a cover of their song “Am I Evil?”

“Is there another band playing or something,” said James Hetfield during the set. “What’s all this extra gear? It’s ‘The Big Four Band’, does that sound like a good idea? Celebrating 30 years of Metallica, we invite Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth and hopefully someone from Diamond Head to put the cherry on top.”

The fill setlist is below:

‘Hit The Lights’
‘Master Of Puppets’
‘The Shortest Straw’
‘Seek & Destroy’
‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium)’
‘Ride The Lightning’
‘The Memory Remains’
‘All Nightmare Long’
‘Sad But True’
‘The Call Of Ktulu’
‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’
‘Fade To Black’
‘Enter Sandman’
‘Am I Evil?’
‘Creeping Death’


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