METALLICA performed the songs "Now That We're Dead" and "Halo On Fire" live for the first time during the band's concert earlier today (Wednesday, January 11) at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. Check out fan-filmed video footage below.
METALLICA's setlist for the show was as follows:
02. Atlas, Rise!
03. Sad But True
04. Wherever I May Roam
05. The Unforgiven
06. Now That We're Dead (live debut)
07. Moth Into Flame
08. Harvester Of Sorrow
09. Halo On Fire (live debut)
10. The Four Horsemen
12. Master Of Puppets
13. For Whom The Bell Tolls
14. Fade To Black
15. Seek & Destroy
17. Nothing Else Matters
18. Enter Sandman
"Now That We're Dead" and "Halo On Fire" are both taken from METALLICA's latest album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", which came out in November.
As previously reported, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett revealed in an interview with the Nerdist podcast that the band will cap its live schedule starting in 2017 at around 50 shows a year. Hetfield explained: "My body has told me to tell these guys that 50 shows a year is kind of what we can do, so make the best of those. And I think we all kind of agree in that. But 50 shows a year, that's pretty good. My body can handle that. Body, mind and spirit all need to kind of revitalize themselves at home, and days off for voices — things like that — so 50 shows a year, it goes pretty quick, I'm sure."
Hammett remarked that the band used to tour "for 10 out of 12 months in the past," playing five shows a week for 12, 15, 16 weeks in a row," to which Hetfield added, "And we came home, and we were divorced, girlfriends were gone, and we were addicted to a few substances, and we were fighting."
Hetfield recalled that METALLICA toured constantly in the first 10 or 15 years of its existence, saying, "We would go and play where no one else would play. We're the working man's band. We'd go to the C, D and E markets, you know, and people would be so appreciative."
Hammett candidly admitted in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone that METALLICA has to tour pretty continuously in order to pay for the band's huge overhead, which includes their own studio, salaries for their staff and crew, and their live show production.
METALLICA has shows booked in South Korea, China, Singapore, Denmark, Mexico and South America over the next three months, but has yet to unveil its full 2017 tour plans, including its first North American tour in eight years.
The band's sole North American date so far is May 21 at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio.
The most shows METALLICA has played in a single year since 2010 is 75, with 45 last year and 43 the year before that.