The American heavy metal band Metallica has just announced the band’s Metallica Mondays series’ new pro-shot footage and stated that they choose their Manchester show for it, which held at Etihad Stadium in England on June 18, 2019.
When they announced the clip, the band’s bassist Robert Trujillo introduced it and shared his feelings about the show they played. He described the show as an “infamous rain gig.”
Robert Trujillo said the following words: “June 18, 2019, it was a kickass show. My memories of it were pretty clear, it was the infamous rain gig, just pounding rain. Great for the photo op, but memorable, just very powerful to be playing out there.
“Sometimes those conditions bring this insane energy and the backdrop was pretty spectacular. Not the easiest gig to play, but pretty memorable.
“One thing I do remember is playing ‘Disposable Heroes,’ that was really cool. We don’t play that one that much, but it’s always a joy to play. It’s one of my favorite Metallica songs ever, super fun to play – it’s got that groove, head-pulse, it gets you going.
“We also played ‘The God That Failed,’ which is another rare gem, and that’s super-fun.
“Playing ‘Revenge,’ ‘Here Comes Revenge’ for, I think the first time, and that having that animation on the giant screen, super-cool.
“Jess Cope, the actual director of the video, the creator of all the imagery, she was out there in the crowd ’cause she lives close to Manchester, so that was really great for her to see it on those massive screens. It’s a highlight moment.
“And ‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium),’ ‘St. Anger’ was even played, ‘Lords of Summer’ towards the end of the set, it was a great night.”