Metallica have shared a previously unheard live rendition of their classic song ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’. The track was recorded in North America at Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA on 3 August, 1986. This version of ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ is taken from the remastered deluxe box set and 3CD expanded edition of the upcoming reissue of the band’s seminal third album, Master of Puppets.
The show in question was the last show of Ozzy Osbourne’s Ultimate Sin tour. At this time, Metallica were performing with the addition of John Marshall on rhythm guitar, as frontman James Hetfield had broken his arm earlier in the summer.
Metallica’s WorldWired tour is still underway and they are due to play the following UK dates in support of their latest album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.
22 October 2017: London, The O2 Arena
24 October 2017: London, The O2 Arena
26 October 2017: Glasgow, SSE Hydro
28 October 2017: Manchester, Arena
30 October 2017: Birmingham, Genting Arena
This has been an eventful year for Metallica, who were named Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas at the VO5 NME Awards 2017.
The band couldn’t make it to the ceremony due to other commitments, but sent a short video of them accepting the award in Copenhagen.
Holding the middle finger trophy, the group apologised for not being present at the ceremony and thanked fans for voting for them.
“Hello there, all our furry feathered friends,” said drummer Lars Ulrich, stood beside bandmates Robert Trujillo and James Hetfield. “It’s three quarters of Metallica hitting you from Copenhagen.
“We’re bummed we couldn’t be there tonight to join you in all the middle fingering going around the joint, but we’re very appreciative of this. We hope you guys are having a crazy and fun night. Kirk [Hammett], who is also an international kind of guy, sends his love.”
The remastered deluxe box set and 3CD expanded edition of Master Of Puppets is out on 10 November can be ordered here.