Heavy Mettle: Metallica performs in Bangalore

Updated: October 30, 2011 20:50 IST

The heavy-metal group shred the stage with their electric performance.

Heavy Mettle: Metallica performs in Bangalore
After their gig in Delhi was cancelled due to insubstantial security, Metallica left thousands of their fans forlorn and angry.

However, the international heavy metal band more than made up for it with this awesome display of their supremacy in Bangalore.

Lead vocalist James Hetfield strums wildly as drummer Lars Ulrich paces him with his devilish beats.

Heavy Mettle: Metallica performs in Bangalore
Metallica in action.
Heavy Mettle: Metallica performs in Bangalore
Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett really feels the music.
Heavy Mettle: Metallica performs in Bangalore
Drummer Lars Ulrich threatens to burst our eardrums but no one's complaining.
Heavy Mettle: Metallica performs in Bangalore
James Hetfield's voice reaches far and wide.
Heavy Mettle: Metallica performs in Bangalore
The fans go wild.
Heavy Mettle: Metallica performs in Bangalore
Spotlight: Lars Ulrich.
Heavy Mettle: Metallica performs in Bangalore
Kirk Hammett might look tired but the band shows no signs of stopping.
Heavy Mettle: Metallica performs in Bangalore
Hammett faces a sea of people, each person more enthralled than his neighbour.
Heavy Mettle: Metallica performs in Bangalore
Kirk Hammett's blaze of glory.
Heavy Mettle: Metallica performs in Bangalore
James Hetfield rules the roost.

Coming up: Age of Rage--Violence ensues at Metallica's cancelled gig
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
As international heavyweights of the music scene, Metallica, cancelled their much-awaited gig in Gurgaon on Friday (October 28, 2011), chaoes ensued.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
Broken barricades, torn-down posters and strewn equipment dampened the festive spirit of Metallica fans.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
Things never got back in control as scores of angry Metallica fans lashed out in anger.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
Excitement turned into aggression at the Leisure Valley Ground in Gurgaon as Metallica's performance was postponed to Saturday (October 29, 2011) following "technical faults".
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
Following extreme mob violence, which involved fans trashing Metallica's personal equipment, the police have launched an inquiry into the incident.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
The concert was to serve as the opener for the 'F1 Rocks' series of performances for the upcoming Formula 1 event.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
The audience was kicked about head-banging to the high-voltage music, until the spoiler came.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
Police personnel try to placate the angry fans.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
Fans destroyed the heavy-duty set, which took over two months to assemble.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
In the wake of the violent set of events, the concert organisers issued an official statement:

"F1 Rocks and Metallica regret to announce that due to technical difficulties, the Metallica show at Gurgaon has been postponed until Saturday.

"We apologize for any inconvenience caused."
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
Disgruntled fans rip the event poster as the rest run amok.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
Taking advantage of the messy affair, hooligans added to the chaos by uprooting stands and throwing chairs.

Coming up: Metallica's press conference
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
Bassist Robert Trujillo addresses the media at a press conference.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
Lead vocalist James Hetfield shares a laugh with Lars Ulrich.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
Metallica shares a great rapport with the Indian media.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
Trujillo and Hetfield address the media.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett looks serious.
Age of Rage: Violence at Metallica\'s cancelled gig
James Hetfield might be 48-years-old but he doesn't look a day above 30.

The rocker is famous for his performance in the band's uber-successful Unforgiven II.

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