Heavy metal legends Metallica have released the first trailer for their upcoming movie, Through the Never. It features an epic car crash and scenes from a police riot interspersed between live clips of the band performing the title track to their 1986 full-length, Master of Puppets.
The concert film is blended with a surreal narrative story, which features actor Dane DeHaan as a Metallica roadie who gets caught up in a life-changing mission while attempting to deliver a mysterious item to the band for the show.
Metallica’s concert footage was shot over three separate concerts last year in Vancouver, Canada. Through the Never is scheduled for release on every North American IMAX screen on September 27, expanding to additional theaters the following week on October 4.
While the band is currently preparing for their second annual Orion Music + More Festival, set this year for Detroit’s Belle Isle on June 8-9, Metallica members recently revealed that the band has already amassed enough new material for a studio album.
“I want it done yesterday,” singer James Hetfield told Billboard about what will be the band’s first studio album since Death Magnetic in 2008 (they released the collaborative effort Lulu with Lou Reed in 2011). “(Orion) and this movie is keeping us pretty busy at this point and it’s taking a lot of our time and effort. We’ve been touring some obscure places; I guess basically what we’re trying to do is pay for this movie, so the touring is keeping us from getting in there and finishing the record. Right now the focus is on the movie.”
“I can tell you this; the grooves and the riffs that are already on the radar are really, really awesome,” added bassist Robert Trujillo. “We’ve still got more riffs to go through and jam out and throw into the process, but we’re getting there, and we’ll have something great, hopefully, in the next year.”