Three of the leading gear/technology companies for both musicians and consumers alike returned with their successful “Metal Masters” clinic series. Partnering up with Guitar Center, “Metal Masters 4” took place earlier tonight (Friday, September 7) at the Gramercy Theater in New York City .
“Metal Masters 4” brought back some of the classic “masters” while adding a few new members to the list. Tonight’s main band comprised of Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA), Kerry King (SLAYER), Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Frank Bello (ANTHRAX) and newly added masters Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER).
The following songs were performed:
* “Room For One More” (w/ Frank Bello on lead vocals) (ANTHRAX)
* “Mouth For War” (PANTERA)
* “Five Minutes Alone” (PANTERA)
* “A New Level” (PANTERA)
* “Chemical Warfare” (SLAYER)
* “War Ensemble” (SLAYER)
* “Goddamn Electric” (PANTERA)
* “Sergeant D The S.O.D.” (STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH)
* “Kill Yourself” (STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH)
* “Angel Of Death” (SLAYER)
* “Strike Of The Beast” (EXODUS)
* “Raining Blood” (SLAYER)
* “Fucking Hostile” (PANTERA)
The entire event was streamed live via Ustream and can now be seen below.
Speaking to Artisan News earlier this summer, King stated about tonight’s “Metal Masters” event, “The reason I still do it to this day is to get Phil involved, because I think the world misses him. He’s good at what he does and I’m one of the few guys he looks up to to the point where he’d come out and do it. And I’m not blowing sunshine up my ass; it’s just a fact. And everybody wants to see Phil. Everybody loves Phil. When I come out, it’s a huge applause. When Phil comes out, it’s like somebody came back from the dead; they’re not expecting it. And it’s cool.”