Fans Have A New Way To Experience METALLICA

Erin Rolfs of The Louisiana State University's The Daily Reveille has issued the following report:

Fans have a new way to experience the thrashing riffs and primal vocals of METALLICA. At the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium in Louisiana, guests can lie back under a 60-foot dome and watch a laser show set to rock classics.

Every Saturday at 8 p.m., the Louisiana Art and Science Museum puts away the high-brow sculptures and educational maps to make way for a little pop culture as the Rock Laser Show dances across the dome. The planetarium features a different artist each month. January paid homage to the post-metal quartet, METALLICA, with 45 minutes of pulsating spirals and complex graphics.

"The music, combined with the intense graphics, almost creates an altered state of consciousness," said Rebecca Marchiafava, an English senior

One hundred and fifty seats recline guests into pitch blackness. A tiny pin-point of light creeps across the ceiling and evolves into a flying bat. Multi-colored streams of light undulate from one side of the theater to the other. From "Unforgiven" to "For Whom the Bell Tolls", fearful images represent the hardcore rock for which METALLICA s famous.

Despite the lack of romanticism, Rock Laser Show is often host to couples starting out their Saturday night date.

"My date is really into METALLICA, so it seemed like a good idea to come," Mollye Langious, 16, said. "Some of it was cheesy, but I liked most of it."

Read the entire article at LSUReveille.com.

(Thanks: The 4 Horsemen Website)

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