Since the quarantine began, everyone who loves concerts and festivals had to adapt to the so-called ‘new normal’. Nowadays, it is online shows and little by little the world found new ways to bring this kind of entertainment, thanks to auto concerts and others, but now, Metallica seeks to completely innovate this concept with a totally new concert.

As you may recall, the legendary thrash metal band started broadcasting some presentations from the past every Monday, from the time they completely played classic records like the Black Album or the Master of Puppets, to the most recent shows they gave during the tour to promote their latest album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct. James, Lars, Kirk and Robert have been very active.

Metallica to screen its first concert of 2020 in drive-ins

Metallica playing in Kentucky in mid-2019 / Photo: .


Metallica returns to rehearsals

Yet a few days ago Metallica shared a video on their social networks where they showed their fans that they had returned to their rehearsal room (yes, with healthy distance measurements and even with face masks). Many thought they had gotten together to record new music, because since the confinement began (and just as he told us Kirk Hamett in interview) they have been composing some songs from a distance.

Now we know that they didn’t actually return as such to rehearsals to finish all those songs, Instead, they are planning to project their first concert of this 2020, recording a special presentation for all their fans with the quality that they always present to us in their live shows..

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Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett performing at the Chris Cornell tribute / Photo: .

Thrash metal … in a car concert?

It turns out that since the self concerts got underway in the United States, a project came up called Encore’s Live Drive In Series, than is presenting us with a completely different concept than what we have seen all over the world. This series of presentations are characterized because, unlike the shows we have seen in drive-ins, that they combine the experience of a live concert inside a car.

TOartists are getting more creative, recording entirely new performances and projecting them like a movie, resulting in According to NME, so far at Encore’s Live Drive In Series only country artists like Garth brooks and Blake shelton.

But that will change when Metallica will screen its first show of the year on August 29 in a lot of drive-ins in the United States and Canada, a unique presentation where in addition will have as “opening act” the band Three Days Grace. In a video published in this regard, Lars mentions that they decided to do this for all their fans and to support their team., so it is expected to be a spectacular concert.