Metallica is currently touring South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and China. The experience has been so overwhelmingly positive that the group is planning a new documentary.
The legendary band played in China for the very first time last week. In fact, Metallica managed to sell out no less than two shows in Shanghai. Since they’re obviously pumped about the reception they’ve received during their time in Asia, the group is putting together a new film.
“Being here in this wonderful country and feeling the energy and excitement, the idea came up to celebrate it and to try to document it and to try to get the experience out,” Lars Ulrich explained during a recent press conference.
The drummer revealed that the idea for the new Metallica documentary is still in the early stages. However, Ulrich said the film might feature local bands in order to build ties with the Chinese music scene. He also stated that the doc might serve as a tie-in to their Through The Never movie.
According to Ulrich, the new film was directly inspired by the amazing turnout the band recently enjoyed in Shanghai.
As you know, there are a lot of you, and there may be 20,000 of you who came to this arena yesterday and today, so we figured that if we filmed and shared the experience then maybe we could get to more of you and maybe there could be a next-level relationship between Metallica and China that could last for decades.
The drummer continued:
We are making this up as we go along, but it’s all being documented — everything we do is always documented — so we’re excited about that and we think that there is something cool that will come out of it. Whatever that is, we’re not quite sure yet, but we’ll do our best to make it shareable and worth everybody’s while
The band released the tell-all documentary Some Kind of Monster back in 2004. The film crew followed the group during the recording of their album St. Anger. The flick also gave fans a glimpse of the tension and in-fighting the members were experiencing at the time.
Are you a fan of Metallica? What do you think about the band’s upcoming documentary?