August 13, 2022

The San Francisco Giants celebrated the eighth annual “Metallica Night time” at yesterday’s (Could twenty fourth) recreation in opposition to the New York Mets.

Per custom, members of Metallica — together with James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Lars Ulrich — had been in attendance. Hetfield acquired to throw out the primary pitch earlier than selecting up his guitar and shredding “The Star-Spangled Banner” alongside Hammett.

“It’s a convention that we’ve missed the final two seasons, so we’re actually excited for the return of Metallica Night time at Oracle Park with our hometown baseball crew, the San Francisco Giants,” mentioned Metallica in a press release. “This yr marks the eighth time we’ll take the sphere for the Nationwide Anthem, first pitch, and some different pre-game shenanigans.”

It kicked off what can be a marathon ballgame, with the feisty Mets overcoming a 8-2 deficit to take the lead 11-8 within the prime of the eighth inning. Possibly it was the vitality of Metallica Night time that made the distinction, nonetheless, because the Giants would rally to win 13-12 in thrilling style.

Metallica are additionally providing up the 2 guitars utilized by Hetfield and Hammett to play the anthem final night time: a James Hetfield Signature Collection ESP Snakebyte Guitar and the Kirk Hammett Signature Collection ESP KH-2 Guitar — each emblazoned with Giants iconography. Followers can enter a sweepstakes for the guitars that helps the band’s All Inside My Arms Basis.

In different Metallica information, the band has teamed up with Walmart for an additional spherical of vinyl reissues, this time specializing in its latter period. Load, ReLoad, St. Anger, Storage Inc., and Demise Magnetic might be receiving coloured vinyl represses completely through the retailer. The LPs hit cabinets on June seventeenth and might be pre-ordered through Walmart.

Under you possibly can watch the nationwide anthem efficiency and Hetfield’s fairly stable first pitch from the eighth annual Metallica Night time.

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