Puppets Strings: Metallica Blasts Back With 'S&M2' Release

'A freight train coming your way...'

August 28, 2020

2019 marked the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s S&M symphonic album and to celebrate, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammet, and Rob Trujillo got together in their hometown at San Francisco’s Chase Center on September 6 and 8, 2019, once again with the San Francisco Symphony.

Fans were treated to a show packed with tracks from the band's storied career, re-tooled and re-imagined especially for this performance. The final product, S&M2, was just released today, August 28, 2020.

Once again showing the perfect blending of classical music and metal, Metallica’s dynamic songwriting combined with their technical skill is compounded with the power of a full orchestra, which breathes new life into beloved songs new and old.

The first set of the performance will have old school 'Tallica fans on the edge of their seats with the collective's performance of classics like "The Call of Ktulu," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," and "No Leaf Clover." Set two begins by showcasing the ease at which band can be mixed into classical compositions by Sergei Prokofiev and Alexander Mosolo and takes you on a trip through some of their biggest hits.

Another highlight for fans since the beginning, bassist Scott Pingel's impeccable take on late member Cliff Burton's legendary Kill'em All bass solo, "(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth."

S&M2 is out now. Check out the full track list below.

Metallica S&M2 DVD & Bluray Track List:

Intro (features "Wherever I May Roam" and "All Within My Hands")
The Ecstasy of Gold (Live)
The Call of Ktulu (Live)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
The Day That Never Comes (Live)
The Memory Remains (Live)
Confusion (Live)
Moth Into Flame (Live)
The Outlaw Torn (Live)
No Leaf Clover (Live)
Halo on Fire (Live)
Intro to Scythian Suite (Live)
Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits (Live)
Intro to The Iron Foundry (Live)
The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 (Live)
The Unforgiven III (Live)
All Within My Hands (Live)
(Anesthesia) - Pulling Teeth (Live)
Wherever I May Roam (Live)One (Live)
Master of Puppets (Live)
Nothing Else Matters (Live)
Enter Sandman (Live)

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