METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of First-Ever 'The Ecstasy Of Gold' Performance Available

METALLICA played "The Ecstasy of Gold" live for the first time ever this past Tuesday night (July 28) at the Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Professionally filmed video footage of the performance (courtesy of can be viewed below.

"The Ecstasy of Gold" is the song from the classic film "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" which has been opening METALLICA live shows since 1983.

METALLICA's cover of "The Ecstasy of Gold" was released in February 2007 via Sony Classical as part of a tribute to composer Ennio Morricone, also featuring some of the greatest names from the worlds of contemporary pop, rock, jazz, and classical music.

METALLICA's setlist for last night's Copenhagen show was as follows:

01. That Was Just Your Life
02. The End Of The Line
03. Disposable Heroes
04. Of Wolf and Man
05. Fade To Black
06. Cyanide
07. My Apocalypse
08. Sad But True
09. One
10. The Thing that Should Not Be
11. The Day That Never Comes
12. Master Of Puppets
13. Battery
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
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16. The Ecstasy of Gold
17. Whiplash
18. Seek and Destroy

METALLICA filmed its July 7, 2009 concert in Nimes, France for an upcoming DVD release, but the catch is that the disc will be available only in France and through METALLICA's official website, Since it's a French product, you'll also need an all-region DVD player in order to watch it in North America. The DVD will arrive on October 19. METALLICA also documented its three recent shows in Mexico City for DVD, although that looks like it will be released in Latin America only.

METALLICA will be touring Europe through early August. The band starts a North American trek on September 14 in Nashville as it continues supporting 2008's "Death Magnetic" album.


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