The celebration of Jonny and Marsha Zazula continues as Metallica reveals another pro shot video from theirs latest tribute show in Florida. First they sharedPhantom Lord“, and now fans can experience Metallica’s blistering performance of “Blitzkrieg.” Check it out in the player below.
Watch Metallica perform “Blitzkrieg” live in Florida
“Blitzkrieg” was originally released by English heavy metal band Blitzkrieg as the B-side to their 1981 single for “Buried Alive”, and was later included on their debut studio album, A time of change.
Metallica included “Blitzkrieg” as part of the set list for their first concert ever he March 14, 1982 at Radio City in Anaheim, California. In the 40 years since that gig, it’s been somewhat of a rarity in the live scene, but they included it as a B-side to theirCreeping death” single in 1984, and Elektra also added it to their 1988 reissue of Kill them all. Later, in 1998, it appeared on the second disc of Garage Inc. as a part of Garage Days Revisited ’84 songs.
In a 2016 interviewBlitzkrieg vocalist and songwriter Brian Ross said of Metallica’s cover: “Obviously it was an honor for them to do it. It was really nice for them to say that we influenced them in their early days and actually still influence them apparently because every when a new Blitzkrieg album comes out, Lars [Ulrich] is on the phone and says, “Can I have a copy of this, please?”