Metallica bring 'The Black Album' to Belgium's Werchter Boutique festival

Soundgarden, Mastodon and Channel Zero are also on the bill

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Metallica headlined Belgium's Werchter Festival last night (May 28), playing their 1991 self-titled album (commonly known as 'The Black Album') in full.

Kicking off with 'Hit The Lights', the band ran through hits such as 'Master Of Puppets' and 'For Whom The Bell Tolls', as well as their more recent song 'Hell And Back', which frontman James Hetfield introduced as "a new song we haven’t played much live yet". Metallica also aired their 1984 track 'Ride The Lightning' for the first time during their current tour.

The remainder of the band’s set stuck closely to their usual 2012 'The Black Album' tour setlist, running through the album backwards. Before kicking off with the album's closing track 'The Struggle Within', the band temporarily left the stage as a video documenting their career since 1991 played for the crowd, showcasing clips from them recording the album in the studio and live footage from their initial 'The Black Album' tour.

The band closed out the sold-out one day bash following performances from acts including Soundgarden, Mastodon, Ghost, Gojira and local Belgian band Channel Zero.

Metallica will play a headline slot at this summer's Download Festival as well as a series of other large European shows.

Metallica played:

'Hit The Lights'
'Master Of Puppets'
'Ride The Lightning'
'For Whom The Bell Tolls'
'Hell And Back'
'The Struggle Within'
'My Friend Of Misery'
'The God That Failed'
'Of Wolf And Man'
'Nothing Else Matters'
'Through The Never'
'Don't Tread On Me'
'Wherever I May Roam'
'The Unforgiven'
'Holier Than Thou'
'Sad But True'
'Enter Sandman'
'Battery'
'One'
'Seek And Destroy'

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