June 19, 2012


Watch Metallica Perform "Black Album" Live at Orion Fest

Srdjan Stevanovic
Srdjan Stevanovic

Metallica will invade Atlantic City for this weekend's inaugural Orion Fest, featuring two sets from the mighty metal band as well as performances from their pals like Modest MouseBest Coast, Gaslight Anthem, Lucero and more. Can't make it to the East Coast's own lil' Sin City for all the action? Worry not: Fuse is live streaming the hottest performances from Orion, including Modest Mouse's just-confirmed set on Saturday and Metallica's fest-closing run through their classic 1991 self-titled release, aka The Black Album

The action starts on Fuse's YouTube page on Saturday at 5:30 PM ET with a set from Lucero. Sets from Gaslight Anthem, Modest Mouse and Metallica (performing Ride the Lightning!) will follow. Tune in again at 5:30 PM ET on Sunday for performances from Best Coast, Eric Church and, of course, Metallica bringing The Black Album's metal fury. Join the conversation on Twitter about the shows, too, by using the #FuseLive hashtag. Also, even more bands from the lineup are expected to join the video stream—check back to Fuse.tv for updates!

I seriously can't wait to hear those opening notes of Metallica's "Enter Sandman." Can you? Tell me in the comments below. And be sure to check back to Fuse's Orion page for more festival coverage, including photos and reports, and head here to listen to our Orion Spotify Playlist, which includes every artist at the fest. 

Now check out an Orion video teaser below while you count the seconds to Orion's kickoff.