Watch a Short Documentary on Metallica's First European Headlining Show


Below you will find a short documentary put together from when Metallica performed their first European Headlining show back on June 9th, 1984.  The show was performed in De Westereen, Netherlands, which inspired the tile of the documentary 'How Metallica raised hell in De Westereen'.   The documentary features some interviews with Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett. (This is the English subtitled version)

How Metallica raised hell in De Westereen‘ (original title: ‘Hoe’t Metallica De Westereen op ‘e kop sette’), the 2014 Omrop Fryslân TV documentary of Douwe Talma about the show Metallica did in the small Dutch village Zwaagwesteinde (De Westereen) on June 9th 1984. The documentary features exclusive interviews with Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich.

That Zwaagwesteinde gig 30 years ago was the first Metallica European headline show ever, thanks to a mistake of the local venue owner. The documentary features a story full of anecdotes about the time that Metallica was still an unknown band and heavy metal was something completely new to everybody in Holland.

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