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Sep202017

Listen to a 1986 live recording of Metallica playing "For Whom the Bell Tolls" from "Master of Puppets" reissue 

Blackened RecordingsMetallica's upcoming Master of Puppets deluxe reissue includes a host of live tracks recorded during the band's tour in support of the iconic album. One of those recordings is a performance of the Ride the Lightning track "For Whom the Bell Tolls," live in Hampton, Virginia on August 3, 1986, which you can listen to now via NME.com.

The Hampton show was Metallica's last stop on Ozzy Osbourne's Ultimate Sin tour. During the "For Whom the Bell Tolls" performance, Kirk Hammett's guitar tech John Marshall played rhythm guitar because James Hetfield had broken his arm earlier that summer.

In addition to the actual performance, the recording captures Hetfield's pre-song banter, during which he introduces Marshall and encourages the crowd to cheer for bassist Cliff Burton. That part is especially heavy, given that Burton died just over a month later in a freak bus accident.

The Master of Puppets reissue will be released November 10.

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