Metallica are featured in the latest instalment of the Spotify Landmark series, available now via Spotify. The first chapter of the documentary, entitled Metal Melitia, is streaming below. Check out three more chapters, Metal Up Your Ass, Sophistication And Brutality and Armageddon’s Here, available only on the Spotify mobile app in the US, UK, Sweden, and Germany. More info here.
Landmark is an original video series about monumental moments in music history, created for a new generation of listeners. Whether delving into the origins of thrash metal or the release of a classic album, each instalment of Landmark enlists credible, eclectic voices to explain not just what happened, but why it still matters.
Each multi-part instalment is comprised of short videos that can be watched as individual, self-contained chapters or binged all at once in a half-hour viewing experience. Themed companion playlists offer newly-converted fans a chance to dig deeper after they watch.
Metallica: The Early Years celebrates penpals, the birth of thrash metal, heavy-riffing cellists, and the origins of one of rock’s most influential bands. Focusing on the period from band’s formation in 1981 through the release of 1984’s Ride The Lighting, each chapter features candid interviews, rare archival footage, messed-up animations from Anthony Schepperd, and unusual context showcasing the strange ways Metallica’s tentacles continue to worm their way through our collective unconscious.