Metallica have performed a particular old skool set at a present in honour of their authentic label boss, supervisor and “father determine” Jon Zazula and his spouse Marsha, who died in 2022 and 2021 respectively.
The present, which passed off at Laborious Rock Stay at Seminole Laborious Rock Lodge & On line casino in Hollywood, Florida on Sunday November 6, noticed the steel icons play songs completely from their first two albums, 1983’s Kill ’Em All and 1984’s Experience The Lightning, each initially launched on Zazula’s label Megaforce.
The 16-song setlist kicked off with Creeping Dying and Experience The Lightning and likewise included No Regret, Phantom Lord, Motorbreath, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Search And Destroy, Fade To Black and nearer Hit The Lights, in addition to covers of Diamond Head’s Am I Evil and Blitzkrieg’s Blitzkrieg. The band have been supported by British rockers Raven, who have been additionally signed to Megaforce.
Asserting the present in September, Metallica paid tribute to the Zazulas,
“Jonny gave us our first break in New York, launched our first albums on his Megaforce Data label, and put us out on the street for our first actual tour. With Marsha by his facet, Jonny was a mentor, a supervisor, a label head, and a father determine to us all… we’d not be the place we’re in the present day with out the 2 of them. Sadly, we not too long ago misplaced each Jonny and Marsha, just a bit greater than a yr aside.
The Zazula household responded with an announcement of their very own: “The Zazula household is past humbled and appreciative that Metallica is taking part in this present in our mother and father’ honor,” state the Zazula household. “The pleasure our mother and father felt towards each member of the Metallica group, from the band members to followers, was insurmountable.”
Jon Zazula based Megaforce Data in 1982 along with his spouse Marsha with a purpose to launch Kill ’Em All. Metallica’s No Life ’Til Leather-based demo cassette had been a top-selling merchandise within the report retailer the couple ran at a flea market in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
Jon grew to become Metallica’s first supervisor, and Megaforce additionally went on to launch albums by Anthrax, Testomony, Overkill, King’s X, Stormtroopers Of Dying, and extra.
A recording of Metallica’s tribute present is obtainable to pre-order from the band’s official web site (opens in new tab).
Experience The Lightning
Trapped Underneath Ice
The Name Of Ktulu
Am I Evil
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Fade To Black
Search & Destroy
Combat Fireplace With Fireplace
Hit The Lights
Vocalist Chuck Billy of @testomony earlier than tonight’s @Metallica present in Florida. Testomony is without doubt one of the greatest thrash steel bands to return out of the Bay Space within the 80’s & nonetheless placing out nice music & kick ass dwell reveals. Can’t wait to see them once more. pic.twitter.com/zUvba2V8LbNovember 6, 2022