Metallica rocked Comic-Con in San Diego, CA. on Friday (July 19), promoting the upcoming ‘Metallica Through the Never’ movie, that hits IMAX theaters on Sept. 27 followed by a wider release on Oct. 4.

First, the band was part a panel discussion along with the movie director Nimrod Antal, producer Charlotte Huggins and lead actor Dane DeHaan. That was followed by a premiere of the new trailer for the film in front of 6,500 fans and an unveiling of a new poster for the movie, then a 13 song set at the Spreckels Theatre in San Diego.

When asked about a new Metallica album while promoting the movie, drummer Lars Ulrich replied, “We’ve had a couple of jams at HQ. [Next year] we’ll be all about a new Metallica record. In about another year and a half you’ll probably see one.”

Here’s James Hetfield and director Nimrod Antal breaking down their new movie, the new trailer and poster and some fan-filmed video of the show below.



Metallica Through the Never movie poster