July 4, 2011 8:09

Metallica give Sonisphere headline set hints? - video

Thrash titans kick off their European tour in Germany and Sweden

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Metallica began their European tour over the weekend with sets in Germany and Sweden.

The band, who recently announced that they have just completed work on a collaboration album with Lou Reed, are set to headline Sonisphere Festival this Friday (July 8) and have given a strong indication of what their setlist will feature.

Metallica played Velcins Arena in Gelsenkirchen in Germany on Saturday (July 2) and in Sweden last night (July 3), where they played the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg. They were joined at each of those performances by Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth as part of the Big 4 world tour.

The bulk of the set from both performances was comprised of material from 'The Black Album' and the band's early work. They played just two songs, 'All Nightmare Long' and 'The Memory Remains', which have been released in the last 20 years.

Both performances have also featured the thrash titans kicking off their encore by bringing members of Megadeth and Anthrax to perform a Diamond Head cover. They played 'Helpless' on Saturday and 'Am I Evil?' last night. Diamond Head are also on the bill at Sonisphere Festival on Friday, suggesting they may perform with the band in that part of the set.

You can watch fan filmed footage of the band performing 'Am I Evil?' at the bottom of the page.

Metallica's setlist from the performance at Ullevi Stadium was as follows:

'Hit The Lights'
'Master Of Puppets'
'The Shortest Straw'
'Seek & Destroy'
'Welcome Home (Sanitarium)'
'Ride The Lightning'
'The Memory Remains'
'All Nightmare Long'
'Sad But True'
'Wherever I May Roam'
'The Call Of Ktulu'
'For Whom The Bell Tolls'
'Fade To Black'
'Enter Sandman'
'Am I Evil?'
'Damage Inc'
'Creeping Death'

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