Metallica: Through the Never
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Released September 27, 2013
Recorded August 2012
Length 94 minutes
Number of tracks 14
Label Picturehouse
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Metallica: Through the Never is a 2013 feature-length film named for the 1991 song "Through the Never," from the album Metallica (Black Album). The film follows a roadie named Trip during an urgent mission he is sent out on and is shown together with concert footage from a span of concerts Metallica held on August 2012. The film was released by Picturehouse in North America on September 27, 2013, exclusively in over 300 IMAX® 3D theaters, and then expanded into additional theaters on October 4, 2013.

About the film

Award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) creates a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event, Metallica Through the Never. The music-driven feature film combines a bold narrative and spectacular live-performance footage of one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history to produce a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience. Emerging young star Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond the Pines, Kill Your Darlings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena.

Featuring dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and imagery drawn from the band's trailblazing iconography, the immersive 360-degree show creates a mind-bending, ear-shattering mirror image of the destruction and chaos of Trip's journey. Metallica Through the Never's state-of-the-art 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously, engulfs audiences in one of the most innovative and exciting cinematic experiences ever imagined.

Plot Synopsis

As the band performs its most iconic songs for thousands of their fans in a never-before-seen performance created exclusively for the film, Trip, one of Metallica's roadies, is dispatched outside the arena to locate a disabled delivery truck and recover a mysterious item being transported to the show. But the seemingly simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure when his car is hit by an out-of-control driver. Trip, dazed and bruised, climbs out of his van only to find himself pitched in the middle of a tense standoff between angry protesters and charging riot police. In the ensuing mayhem, a vicious masked horseman sets his murderous eye on Trip while delivering indiscriminate deathblows to rioters and cops alike. Fleeing through the desolate, post-apocalyptic urban street-scape, Trip has only his wits to protect him as he attempts to deliver the band’s precious cargo and avoid becoming the horseman’s next victim.




  • Director: Nimród Antal
  • Writer: Nimród Antal
  • Producer: Charlotte Huggins
  • Cinematography: Gyula Pados



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